Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather at one of the many nearby apple orchards and pumpkin patches.
Round up the family and enjoy a fun day on the farm picking apples and pumpkins, trying delicious fall treats, and exploring all the activities each spot has to offer.
Didier Pumpkin Farm
16678 W. Aptakisic Road, Lincolnshire
Look for pumpkins, petting zoo, five-acre corn maze, pony rides, hayrides, moon bounce, mechanical rides, educational farming displays, baby chicks and pigs, Halloween shop, fall produce, baked apple cider, pumpkin donuts and special events on weekends. Open daily through Oct. 31.
Dollinger Family Farm
7502 E. Hansel Road, Channahon
This farm offers pumpkins, squash, gourds, mums, Indian corn, hayrides, educational activities, corn maze, gift shop, farm animals, haunted barn and cemetery, picnic facilities and steam-train rides. Open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 30.
Edwards Apple Orchard
7061 Centerville Road, Poplar Grove
For anyone looking to pick a variety of apples, Edwards has a multitude of options. Don’t forget to try the apple cider and the apple doughnuts! You’ll end up craving them next season. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thanksgiving weekend.
Garden Patch Farms
14154 W. 159th St., Homer Glen
Find countless U-Pick varieties of apples, pumpkins, pears, grapes and fall veggies. Also check out the store with corn stalks, jams and fall decorations. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through October.
Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center
40 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington
Pumpkins, animals, corn and straw mazes, pony and camel rides, a giraffe barn, wagon rides—they’re all here! Goebbert’s also features a haunted house for school-age children, weekend pig racing, and a shop, café and bakery. Open through Oct. 31.
Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm
13236 W. Townline Road, Waukegan
Experience farm life! Take a trip through the corn maze, tour the farm, enjoy a hayride, or visit the petting zoo and pumpkin farm. Open daily through Nov. 3.
Kuipers Family Farm
1 N. 318 Watson Road, Maple Park
With more than 200 acres of farm settings, they’ve got apple and pumpkin picking (apples on weekends only), a corn maze, Orchard shop and bakery, Christmas-tree cutting, crafts, gourmet foods and fun farm activities. Open daily through December.
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
15908 Hebron Road, Harvard
This U-Pick apple orchard offers 29 varieties of apples, grown from more than 15,000 apple trees! They’ve also got summer and fall raspberries, pumpkins, giant pumpkins, gourds and squash, and kiddos can hop on the carousel, orchard rides and train rides. Open Monday-Saturday through Nov. 17.
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, Inc.
17250 S. Weber Road, Crest Hill
This family farm has a pumpkin fest with hayrides, barnyard animals, play area, trains, double-air slide, spooky shed, café and shop. Plus, there’s a corn maze and pony rides on weekends. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31.
County Line Orchard
200 County Line Road, Hobart
Cross state lines and enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, a barn full of homemade sweets, a kids’ farm, tractor rides, picnics and a tour of the maze. Want more fun? Stick around for the concerts every weekend in the fall. U-Pick orchard is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Apple Barn Orchard and Winery
W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn
Find more than 15 varieties of apples, and then stop by their winery and try a few fruit wines in their new tasting area. Plan your trip for late September and hit the 25th Annual Apple Festival September 28-29. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant
Located right off 94, you won’t find a place more convenient (or crowded) than Apple Holler. Pick your own apples, pears and pumpkins. They also have a restaurant, bakery, gift shop, hayrides, kids’ corral, dinner theater, pony rides and train rides. Open daily through Oct. 31.
1072 288th Ave., Burlington
This small orchard offers more than 200 varieties of pre-picked and sorted apples, plus caramel, squash, gourds, pumpkins, home-grown grapes and award-winning apple cider. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through mid-November.
Hafs Road Orchard
W632 Hafs Road, Genoa City
Famous for their Honeycrisp apples, Hafs Road Orchard sells pre-picked apples, pure honey, cider, caramel-dipped Honeycrisps, pumpkins, gourds and fresh produce at their store. Open Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Did we miss your favorite orchard or pumpkin patch? Let us know below in the comments!