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Fall festivals, bonfires,crisp air and pumpkin spice latte are all things to look forward to about fall. However the highlight of the fall season for the whole family is the opportunity to visit a pumpkin patch. It’s a lot more fun than just picking up a few pumpkins at the grocery store. Most pumpkin patches include all sorts of other activities and attractions. The Fox Valley and surrounding areas have plenty of them. Many activities include hayrides, petting zoos, mazes, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, games and more. Here are The Local Moms Pumpkin Patch favorite picks in no specific order.


Keller’s Farmstand

Keller’s has several locations but Oswego is where they have there Fall Festivities. Saturday and Sunday they are open from 9am-6pm. Children 4 years and under are free. Activities are:

  • 10-acre corn maze
  • pedal tractors
  • kids straw maze
  • sandboxes of grain
  • farm animals
  • large kids play area with pirate ship, castle, and more.


Abbeys Farm

Abbeys is located in Aurora. Pumpkin Daze Park is open on Saturday 10 – 10, Sunday 10 – 6, Closed Monday & Tuesday and Wednesday through Friday 10 – 6. Children under 2 years old are free. Activities are:

  • Petting Zoo
  • Log Balance Beam Course
  • Bouncing Cow Train
  • Zip Lines
  • Pirate Ship Adventure
  • Tractor Tire Hill
  • Rope Maze Challenge
  • Ol’ Fashioned Potato Sack Race
  • Corn Cannon
  • Tractor Tire Mountain
  • Combine Slide
  • Kane County’s Largest Corn Maze
  • Community Fire Pit
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Pedal Track (Go-Karts for Kids & Adults)
  • Human Hamster Ball Arena
  • Megadrop Slide
  • Tractor / Hay Wagon Ride
  • Antique Tractors to Explore
  • Water Pump Duck Races
  • Lasso Challenge
  • Kid’s Corn Maze
  • Kiddie Coral & Tricycle Race Track
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard

Goebbert’s has two locations Pine Grove and South Barrington. Fall festivities are open daily from 9am-6pm. Children 2 years old and under are free. Activities are:

  • Haunted House
  • Kiddie Play Land
  • Straw Maze
  • Singing Chickens
  • Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur
  • Pumpkin Express Train
  • Corn Box
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Pedal Karts
  • Giant Pumpkin Slide
  • Tire Mountain
  • Pumpkin Cannon
  • Western Town
  • Straw Mound
  • Animal Land with a Pig Family, Giraffe Barn, and Feathered Friends Building
  • Pig Races
Sonny Acres

Sonny’s is located in West Chicago. Fall festivities are from Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm. They have special discounted days. Activities are:

  • Carnival Rides
  • Haunted Barn
  • Haunted Hayride
  • Day Hayrides
  • Spook Shed
  • Petting Zoo
  • Animal Rides
Johansen Farms and Children’s Zoo

Johansen’s is located in Bolingbrook. Fall Festivities are from Monday-Sunday 9am-7pm. Children 23 months and younger are free. Activities are:

  • Hayrides
  • Animal Rides
  • Mini Golf
  • Huge Slides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Inflatable obstacle course

Let us know which Pumpkin Patch you visited on our list or any we’ve missed by visiting our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelocalmoms/ and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TheLocalMoms/ Happy Pumpkin Picking!


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