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    September 17 – October 30 | Pumpkin Daze At Abbey Farms In Aurora

    Abbey Farms’ most celebrated event, Pumpkin Daze, kicks off today in Aurora.

    Pumpkin Daze is jam packed with family-friendly activities. Explore their 8-acre corn maze, pick pumpkin, and try the award winning Abbey Farms Donuts. Kids will have a blast on the zipline, Bouncing Cow Train, Corn Cannon, Mega Drop Slide and other thrilling attractions. Adults will enjoy the Beer and Wine Tent, especially the Marmion Abbey Ale and Wine. Classic and delicious concessions food is available within the park, and an elevated fall-themed menu will be featured in the Nagel Farmstead Emporium cafè.

     Visit Pumpkin Daze on the weekends for live music from local bands. Some of the bands that will be featured this fall includes 80’s cover band, The Jolly Ringwalds, and cover duo Afternoon Logic. Weekends during Pumpkin Daze also feature a petting zoo that creates special memories for the whole family. The park can fill up quickly, especially on weekends, so guests can book their tickets ahead of time and pay a reduced rate compared to walking in. Pumpkin Daze will run from September 17th- October 30th in 2022.

    Based out of Aurora, Illinois, Abbey Farms is a unique agri-tourism non-profit farm that offers year round fun. They have been growing memories since 1949. Located on the same campus as Marmion Academy, Abbey Farms grows pumpkins, Christmas trees, and delicious produce throughout the summer. More than just a farm, they also offer seasonal festivals, the Nagel Farmstead Store full of goodies, and the Emporium Cafe which serves delicious food and a full bar.  Abbey Farms’ produce, store, and events change with the seasons.

    The Emporium store is open nearly all year long and sells specialty food, decor, and home goods. Those who have visited Abbey Farms before are often already a fan of the canned sauces, jams, jellies, preserves, salsas, and other pantry staples. Shoppers at the Emporium can find unique items, like moonshine jelly or peach salsa, that likely won’t be available at the grocery store.  Or guests can try Abbey Farms’ take on already loved favorites like queso and a variety of hot sauces. In addition to unique canned goods, the store features decor and homegoods, so visitors can bring the feelings of the seasons home with them.

    Founded nearly 75 years ago by the Marmion Abbey monks, Abbey Farms began as a simple Christmas tree farm. They are one of the few farms in the area to still offer U-cut Christmas trees. Each tree can take 8-10 years to grow. Their dedication to preserving this tradition means families can make Christmas memories through the generations. For those who are not interested in cutting down their own trees, Abbey Farms carries a wide selection of pre-cut trees. Santa visits Abbey Farms throughout the Christmas season, too. 2022 Christmas Tree time slots are available now at abbeyfarms.org.

    Today, Abbey Farms functions all year long to support the Marmion Abbey monk and their goals of providing to the community through education. Make sure to say hi if you see the monks around the farm.

    2855 Hart Rd.
    Aurora, IL 60502

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