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Pumpkin Patches and Hayrides in Chicago


Pumpkins, Hayrides, and Apples — It’s Fall in Chicagoland!

Fall proves to be a favorite time of year for lots of Chicagoland residents. There is a ton to do in the fall, including exploring pumpkin patches in Chicago and enjoying hayrides in the suburbs. The refreshing chill of crisp autumn days, the haystacks and pumpkins appearing on porches, and the tempting aromas of favorite comfort foods all evoke the excitement and coziness associated with autumn. And the best aspects of fall — the fall festivals, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and apple picking — are transpiring all around!

From September through November each year, both adults and children love to take part in fall festivities like corn mazes, hayrides, and picking your own apples and pumpkins. We want to let you know some of what is available in the Chicago area to get you into the autumn spirit.

Fall Festivities in the Chicago Area

After the long, hot summer, Chicagoans know how to embrace autumn. Chicago fall festivals and activities pop up all over the city and suburbs. Concierge Preferred wants to give you some ideas to start your planning:

Southern Suburbs

  • The Children’s Farm at the Center offers a Fall Fest every year, as well as a pumpkin patch, haunted house, petting zoo, hayrides, and more. Located in Palos Park, their website provides details and directions.
  • Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm in Homer Glen offers pig races, a haunted barn, a feeding and petting zoo, a fun slide, hayrides, a giant corn maze, train rides, and other children’s rides and attractions — tons of fun to be had by the whole family! Call 708-301-FARM for details.

Northern Suburbs

  • Goebbert’s Farm and Garden Center in South Barrington features pony rides, camel rides, wagon rides, a haunted house, pumpkins, gourds, apple cider, donuts, caramel apples, and fun! Call 847-428-6727 for info.


  • Pumpkins Chicago in Wrigleyville has pumpkins brought in from the field for your choosing. Here they have created a vibrant urban pumpkin patch! They also have Halloween gifts and accessories, gourds, hay bales, and dried corn stalks. Call 773-388-4444 for details.

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