Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather while it lasts at one of our many area apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Round up the family, and keep reading for our comprehensive guide to harvest time fun on the farm:
Bacon Road 1/4 ml. S of l20 & 2ml W of Haninesville
32363 N. Bacon Rd., Grayslake
Apples (both U-Pick and pre-picked), snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, tractor-pulled hay rides.
*Not open for Fall 2011 due to crop failure*
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
15908 Hebron Rd., Harvard
This U-Pick apple and peach orchard offers 24 varieties of apples and more than 600 peach trees including 12 varieties of peaches. Also features summer and fall raspberries, pumpkins, giant pumpkins, gourds and squash.
County Line Orchard
200 County Line Rd., Hobart, Ind.
Cross state lines and enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, the kids’ farm, tractor rides, picnics, and a tour of the maze. U-Pick orchard is open everyday from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
516 Knoch Knolls Rd., Naperville
20-acre pumpkin picking U-Pick and pre-picked in the Fall and 12-acre corn maze. Bedding plants in spring, sweet corn and tomatoes. Open until Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
21302 W. Angle Rd., Wilmington
U-Pick asparagus, strawberries, green beans, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers and peppers. Also gourds, pumpkins and fall decorations. Seasonal. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Jerry’s Farm Stand
1950 E. Indiana Ave., Beecher
A 5-acre U-Pick field. Open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Sunday.
1050 Crest Rd., Green Oaks-Libertyville
Several varieties of apples including Empire, Red and Gold Delicious, McIntosh, and Jonathans. Seasonal. Call for availability.
Garden Patch Farms
14154 W. 159th St., Homer Glen
U-Pick strawberries, raspberries, peaches, cherries, apples, pumpkins, grapes, pears, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and other vegetables. Open May-October, daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pine Apple Acres
41 W. 651 Powers Rd., Huntley
Open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; closed Mondays.
Apples On Oak
16146 Oak Ave., Joliet
Numerous varieties of apples and Asian pears. Open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dollinger Family Farm
7420 W. Hansel Rd., Channahon
Pumpkins, squash, gourds, mums, Indian corn, hayrides, educational activities, farm animals, haunted barn and cemetery, picnic facilities. Steam train rides also available. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, Inc.
17250 S. Weber Rd., Crest Hill
815-741-2693 or 800-304-FARM
Family farm, pumpkin fest with hayrides, barnyard animals, play area, trains, double air slide, spooky shed, café and shop. Corn maze and pony rides on weekends. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Kuipers Family Farm
1 N. 318 Watson Rd., Maple Park
More than 200 acres of farm settings. Apple and pumpkin picking, corn maze, Christmas tree cutting, crafts, gourmet foods and fun farm activities. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Didier Pumpkin Farm
16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Prairie View-Lincolnshire
Pumpkins, petting zoo, 5-acre corn maze, pony rides, educational farming displays, baby chicks and pigs, Halloween shop, fall produce, baked apple cider and pumpkin donuts and special events on weekends. Open until Oct 31.
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm
40 W. Higgins Rd., South Barrington
Pumpkins, animals, corn and straw mazes, wagon rides—they’re all here! Goebbert’s also features a haunted house for school-age children, weekend pig racing, shop, café and bakery. Tours and parties by reservation. Open until Oct. 31.
Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm
13236 W. Townline Rd., Waukegan
Experience farm life! Take trip through the corn maze, tour the farm, enjoy a hayride, or visit the petting zoo and pumpkin farm.
5006 S. Sylvania Ave, Sturtevant, Wis.
Located right off 94—you won’t find a place more convenient or crowded than Apple Holler. Pick your own apples, pears, pumpkins. They also feature a restaurant, bakery, gift shop, hayrides, kids corral, dinner theatre, pony rides and train rides.
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