There are plenty of pumpkin farms near and far to pick out the perfect pumpkin. Check out our guide, from Johansen Farms in Bolingbrook to Jonamac Orchard in Malta.
Close to home
Johansen Farms in Bolingbrook (10 miles)
WHAT: Walk through a patch of more than 25,000 pumpkins. Enjoy the free hayrides, air slides, train rides (weekends only), navigate your way through the corn maze, play in the hay tunnel and enjoy more than 500 animals in the petting zoo.
WHEN: Now through Halloween. Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: 710 W. Road, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440
MORE INFO: 630-759-8711
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<20 miles away
WHAT: Enjoy pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and varieties including blue, white, and Cinderella types. if you are looking for something different, see what grows this year. Hayrides/bonfire packages: Call for information.
WHEN: Daily through Halloween, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: 13332 Bell Road, Lemont, IL, 60439
MORE INFO: 708-508-0906
WHAT: Younger kids will love the Fun Barn, while older kids will enjoy the animated Haunted Barn. Of course there’s a petting zoo, pony rides and the Giant Crazy Corn Maizey. Little kids will also love Bengtsonville Children's Playland with a fire station, a jailhouse and a school house. Don’t forget the pig races! Admission is $11.99 (adults) or $10.99 (children) and includes some free kids rides on many days.
WHEN: Now through Halloween, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: 13341 W. 151st St., Homer Glen, IL, 60491
MORE INFO: 708-301-3276
WHAT: Sonny Acres' Fall Festival features a huge selection of pumpkins and season vegetables, as well as a haunted barn, hayrides, a petting zoo and more. Click here for attraction pricing.
WHEN: Fall Festival runs now through Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 29W310 North Ave., West Chicago, IL, 60185
MORE INFO: 630-231-3859
<30 miles away
WHAT: At Goebbert's, you can jump on the giant pillow, visit the kid-friendly haunted house, visit Animal Land, watch the pumpkin eating dinosaur, or even ride a camel. There are two mazes to keep everyone busy. Admission and parking are free, but most rides and activities cost $5 each.
WHEN: Fall festival runs now through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 40 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, IL, 60010
MORE INFO: 847-428-6727
<40 miles away
WHAT: Explore the 30-acre pumpkin patch and choose from more than 90 varieties. Then explore the corn maze, bean maze, day and moonlight hayrides, the Kiddie Corn Box and farm animals. When you're done, explore the 30-acre pumping patch to find just the right one for a jack-o-lantern! Prices vary per attraction. Admission is free.
WHEN: Daily through Halloween. Check here for times.
WHERE: 4853 U.S. 52, Minooka, Ill., 60447
MORE INFO: 1-815-475-7373
WHAT: Find your perfect pumpkin at the Dollinger Pumpkin Farm. Check out the corn maze, petting zoo, and other great attractions for kids of all ages, including a miniature steam train, horse-drawn hayrides, farm playground, and plenty of pumpkins and other goodies. Free admission and parking. Click here for attraction pricing.
WHEN: Daily through Halloween, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dollinger Family Farm, 7502 E. Hansel Road, Channahon, Ill., 60410
MORE INFO: 1-815-467-6766
WHAT: Purchase a pumpkin from the field or in the country store. Then check out the corn maze, jumping pillow, petting corral, haunted forest and more.
WHERE: 1N318 Watson Rd., Maple Park
MORE INFO: (815) 827-5200
<60 miles away
WHAT: Take a wagon ride into the orchard to pick your own pumpkin. Also check out a 10-acre corn maze, hay bale pile, duck races, apple launcher and cannon and petting zoo.
WHEN: Hours vary on activity.
WHERE: Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Rd., Malta
MORE INFO: 815-825-2158