The Best Farms for Apple and Pumpkin Picking Around Chicago and the Suburbs

Is there anything more perfect than spending a beautiful fall weekend apple or pumpkin picking? Here is a list of orchards and pumpkin patches around Chicago – or a short drive away – to help you make your plans. Just don’t forget to check the hours and the U-Pick status before you head out. 

All Seasons Orchard

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This orchard offers two maze options: a short path for kiddos and a longer path for the experts. Apples can be picked on the weekends, and pumpkins are ready through Oct. 30. Check their Facebook for updates on apple harvest availability. 14510 Route 176, Woodstock

Didier Farms


Didier’s Pumpkinfest offers hayrides, pony rides, camel rides, kiddie rides and more. 16678 W. Aptakisic Road, Lincolnshire

Dollinger Family Farm


This farm offers pumpkins, squash, gourds, mums, a corn maze, farm animals, a haunted barn and cemetery and more. 7502 E. Hansel Road, Channahon

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard

Goebbert’s has been family-owned and operated for 74 years. With two locations they offer multiple attractions, including a haunted house, pumpkin cannon, wagon rides and a pumpkin-eating dinosaur.

South Barrington Farm 40 W Higgins Rd, South Barrington
Pingree Grove/Hampshire Farm 42W813 Reinking Road, Hampshire

Heinz Orchard

Visit this orchard for “pure apple picking fun.” They will have snack-size Jonathan and McIntosh apples available for U-pick. 1050 Crest Road, Green Oaks

Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm

Kroll’s is celebrating 20 years of farm life this year with an epic corn maze. Visitors can also tour the farm or visit the petting zoo and pumpkin farm. Open Sept. 16 through Halloween, with timed entry required for Saturday and Sunday visitors. 13236 W. Townline Road, Waukegan

Kuipers Family Farm


Once you make your way through the haunted forest, enjoy a woodland walk, bale maze, and more fall activities. Apple varieties include Honey Crisp, Pink Luster, Cortland, Jonathon, Sweet Tango, Gala and more. 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park

Odyssey Fun Farm

Odyssey offers a corn maze, cow train, corn cannon, zip lines, and more. 19111 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park

Richardson Farm

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Not only can you pick the perfect pumpkin, but you can also take a ride down a 100-foot slide before getting lost in the world’s largest corn maze. 909 English Prairie Road, Spring Grove 

Royal Oak Farm Orchard

This U-Pick apple orchard offers 30 varieties of apples, grown from more than 20,000 apple trees! They’ve also got summer and fall raspberries, pumpkins, giant pumpkins, gourds and squash. 15908 Hebron Road, Harvard

Siegel’s Pumpkin Farm

This family farm has a pumpkin fest with hayrides, barnyard animals, spooky shed, café and shop. Plus, there’s a corn maze and pony rides on weekends. 17250 S. Weber Road, Crest Hill

Windy Acres Farm

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In addition to U-Pick apples, Windy Acres Farm has attractions including a petting zoo, corn stalk maze, giant jumping pillow and mini golf. 37W446 Fabyan Parkway, Geneva 

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