2013 Fall Festivals and Fun, Pumpkin Farms, Hayrides & Halloween Venues in Will County, IL


2013 Fall Festivals and Fun, Pumpkin Farms, Hayrides & Halloween Venues in Will County, IL

     Falling leaves and cooler nights are both signs that Fall has officially arrived in Will County, IL.  That and my 3 year-old grand-daughter's infatuation with pumpkins, corn mazes, and everything "spookey".
    
     My search for nearby Fall Festivals and pumpkin farms revealed a hefty list of candidates within Will County for weekend visits with our grandbabies.  

     Below you will find the list I compiled of Pumpkin Farms and Patches, Corn Mazes, Hayrides, Halloween Venues, Fun Fall Festivals and more .. along with info, links, directions.  I hope that it will help you find an event to enjoy within Will County too. 

Garden Patch Farms
Choose from 60+ varieties of apples and pears
30 acre u-pick field and orchard 
8am - 6pm Daily
 Phone:  708.301.7720

Johansen Farms Petting Zoo
Sept. 14th through October 31st
Petting Zoo & U-Pick Pumpkins

Konow's Corn Maze
Sept. 21st through October 30th
10 am to 7 pm, each day
Pets Welcome!
 2 Mazes, Jumping Pillow, Mechanical Bull, 
Cow Train, Indoor Playland, More!

Howloween Hoopla
Saturday, October 26th
Hours:  11 am to 3 pm
FREE Admission
Dog Costume Contest & Parade, Doggie Games,
Exhibitors/Vendors, Rescue Groups, FREE Wellness
Checks, Microchipping, Nail Clipping, FREE Canine Massages, Doggie Snack Bar, Halloween Makeovers, 
and Giveaways.  Face-painting for kids.
All dogs must be leashed during event
Whalon Lake in Naperville, IL
Additional Info, Call:  
Will County Forest Preserve - 815.727.8700
 
Tom & Zach's Pumpkin Patch
Family farm with 1 & 1/2 acres of pumpkins
Gourds, pumpkins, pie pumpkins, 
limited Big Max (large) pumpkins
Pumpkin prices:  $2 to $6
8 am till dusk - Until Halloween
No Admission Fee!

Channahon Park District - Harvest Fest
October 12th
Hours:  1 pm to 3 pm
Listen to music, make scarecrows, drink hot cider, decorate pumpkins and try apple bobbing.  Gourmet popcorn sold along with caramel apples, more.  

Siegl's Cottonwood Farm
Sept. 21st through October 31st.
Open:  Daily - 10 am to 6 pm
Pumpkin Patch,  Cornfield Maze, Hayrack Rides,  
Petting Zoo, Kaity's Country,
Over 20 unlimited attractions, Pony Rides, 
Pumpkin Mine Kiddie Train, Ghost Town Rail Road, 
Dad's First Tractor Maze, Ft. Cottonwood
CBS Chicago "Best of" Winner
Admission - Tickets Available Online:  HERE
 Discounts Available
Directions & Farm Map Available:  HERE
17250 So. Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL
 
Mokena Park District - 
32nd Annual Halloween Hollow
Friday, October 18:  6:00 - 10:00pm
Saturday, October 19:  Noon - 10:00pm
Sunday, October 20:  1:00 pm - Close
Admission:  $2/pp, per day 
(Children under 5 - Free)
Free activities w/admission:  
Ghost Town Games, Home Depot Pie Pumpkin & Pumpkin Painting, Screen Queen Contest, Casper Bounce House,  Entertainment, Hayrides, Kiddie Straw Maze, Great Pumpkin Weigh-in Contest, Jack-o-lantern Contest, Mummy Wrap Contest, Scarecrow Laboratory, Costume Contest, Giveaways
$20 Unlimited Carnival Ride specials:
Friday, 6 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, 1 pm -5 pm & 6 pm - 10 pm
Sunday, 1 pm -5 pm
Location:  Main Park - Mokena Park District  
 
 Forest View Farms
October 1st through October 30th
Hours:  9:30 am - 4 pm
Closed on Mondays, except on Holidays
U-Pick Pumpkins, Pumpkin Patch, Haunted
Hay Rides, Camp Fires, Etc.
More Info:  708.560.0306
 
Bengsten Pumpkin Farm
September 28th through October 30th 
Hours:  10 am to 8 pm
Pumpkin Launcher, Crazy Corn Maizey, Pig Races,
Milking Cows, Hayrides, Halloween Shop, Corn Box, 
Kiddie Rides, Kids Village, Kids Games, 
Petting Zoo, Food, and More!
Stroller Friendly -  Free Parking
Children ages 2 and under  - FREE
Monday - Friday - Ages 3 yrs and Older:  $9.99
Saturdays & Sundays - Ages 3 yrs and Older:  $11.99
Unlimited Kiddie Rides included EVERYDAY!
Tickets Available Online:  HERE
 
Manhattan Park Dist. & Park Dist. Foundation 's 
ZOMBIE INFESTED HAUNTED FOREST
Saturday, October 26
Hours:  7:00 - 11:00 pm
Admission:  $5 
Walk through the spooky woods of the
You'll have to look for crazed zombies along the way!
Proceeds Go To:  Preservation Of The Round Barn 
& Recreational Development 
For More Info, click HERE    
or Call: 815.478.3324
    
              Odyssey Fun Farm
September 28th through October 27th
                 Daily: 10 am - 6 pm
110 acre farm - 13 acre pumpkin patch - 15 acre corn maze
5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: 
Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, 
corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides 
and pony rides (available Saturday & Sunday only)
Zombie Safari Hay Ride - Friday, Saturday, Sunday 
Available now through October 27th, 7:00pm - Midnight
Flashlight Maize, Zip-Line, Giant Inflatable Pillow Jumpy, Bouncy Horses, More
Admission: $11.00/pp. Children 2 & under FREE!
Pony Rides & ZipLine extra
Coupons Available:  HERE
 
Settlers Pond Shelter Pumpkin Patch
September 23rd through October 31st
Hours:  Monday thru Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm
Settlers Pond Hooved & Other Animal Shelter is
dedicated to the shelter & welfare of animals 
Donations Welcome
SETTLERS POND - 2013 HALLOWEEN PARTY 
October 12, 2013 
2pm to 6pm
Entertainment Available: 
Additional Info:  708.663.8103
 
Anderson Fun-E Farm  
Pumpkin Patch, Kid-Friendly Haunted House
Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Inflatables, Farm, More
Daily:  10 am to 6 pm 
Click HERE for a $2 Coupon/Savings on Admission
Haunted Hayride:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday
7 pm to 10:30 pm
Facebook Page/Info:  HERE
 
 
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