2014 Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms, Hayrides & Halloween Venues in Will County, IL

2014 Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms, Hayrides & Halloween Venues in Will County, IL
     This past week's cooler temperatures and falling leaves remind me that Fall ... and the Halloween holiday ... is just around the corner.  And pumpkins, corn mazes, haunted houses, scarecrows, spooky ghosts, witches, and goblins of all shapes and sizes are arriving with them.     
  For those that live in or near Will County, in Illinois ... that means families and friends will be looking to get out and enjoy all this beautiful season has to offer. 
http://www.genemundt.com      So, I put together a list of Pumpkin Farms and Patches, Corn Mazes, Hayrides, Halloween Venues, Fun Fall Festivals and more that can be found within the boundaries of Will County, IL ... along with info, links, and directions for each venue on the list.  
     I hope my list will help you, your family, and friends find a Fall seasonal event to visit and enjoy near you!
Garden Patch Farms
14158 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL
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. 13th through October 31st
Click HERE for Hours
710 Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL
Petting Zoo & U-Pick Pumpkins

Konow's Corn Maze
Opens September 20th, 2014 
10 am to 8 pm, each day
Pets Welcome!
16849 So. Cedar Rd., Homer Glen, IL
Admission:  Ages 2 and younger: Free
3 and older: $9.00 per person
 2 Mazes, Jumping Pillow, Mechanical Bull, 
Cow Train, Indoor Playland, More!

Howloween Hoopla
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hours:  11 am to 3 pm
FREE Admission
Festivities include a costume contest, prizes, pet vendors,
and many free pet services including nail clipping,
micro-chipping, wellness checks, and more.
Don't forget about the free giveaways,
doggy games, and food vendors! All dogs must be leashed during event.
DirectionsWhalon Lake in Naperville, IL
Additional Info, Call:  
Will County Forest Preserve - 708.534.8499
Channahon Park District - Harvest Fest
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Hours:  1 pm to 3 pm
Celebrate Fall with family and friends. Drink hot cider, listen to music, make scarecrows, decorate pumpkins, hayrack rides, and try apple bobbing.  Gourmet popcorn, caramel apples, more for sale! We supply the pumpkins and hay, all you have to do is bring Scarecrow clothes and accessories. 
Central Park, Channahon, IL

Siegl's Cottonwood Farm
Sept. 20th - November 1, 2014 (and Columbus Day)
Military Appreciation Day is Opening Day
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
Admission - Tickets Available Online:  HERE
 Discounts Available
Directions & Farm Map Available:  HERE
17250 So. Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL

Mokena Park District - 
33rd Annual Halloween Hollow
Friday, October 17:  6:00 - 10:00pm
Saturday, October 18:  Noon - 9:00pm

Sunday, October 19:  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Admission:  $2/pp, per day 
(Children under 5 - Free)
Activities w/admission:  
Ghost Town Games, Monsters Marketplace, Entertainment, Hayrides, Kiddie Straw Maze, Great Pumpkin Weigh-in Contest, Jack-o-Lantern Contest, Scarecrow Lab, Treat Bags,
MakeUp Contest, Costume Contest, Giveaways
Mega Pass for Carnival Rides Available!
Location:  Main Park - Mokena Park District  
More Info:  708-390-2416
 Forest View Farms -
Pumpkin Patch & Haunted Hayrides
October 1st through October 30th
Patch Hours:  9:30 am - 4 pm
Closed on Mondays, except on Holidays
U-Pick Pumpkins, Pumpkin Patch, Haunted
Hay Rides, Camp Fires, Etc.
16717 Lockwood Ave., Tinley Park, IL
More Info:  708.560.0306
Bengston's Pumpkin Farm
September 27th through October 30, 2014 
For Hours & Admission Rates, click HERE 
New Happy Swing, New Apple Cider Donuts,
New Food Vendors, New Sweets and Treats,
New 6 Lane Fun Slide, and New Pumpkin Playland
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
Unlimited Kiddie Rides included EVERYDAY!
13341 W. 151st St., Homer Glen, IL
                 Odyssey Fun Farm
September 27th through November 1, 2014
                 Daily: 10 am - 6 pm

Zombie Safari Hay Ride 

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 
For Admission Rates, click HERE
Coupons Available:  HERE
19111 S. Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 
Settlers Pond Shelter Pumpkin Patch 
Opens October 1, 2014
Hours:  7 Days a Week - 10 am to 6 pm
Directions:  HERE
Additional Info:  708.663.8103
Donations Welcome
Plainfield Park District's - Haunted Pony Rides
October 26, 2014
Normantown Equestrian Center
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The horses are dressed up in their best Halloween costumes.
Rides last for 10 minutes. Helmets are provided.
  Bring your camera.   
Ages 3 & up
Cost: R/NR $10  - Min. 1/Max. 4
Please register & pay prior to the event!
Butterprint Farm Pumpkin Patch
24936 S. 80th Avenue, Monee, IL
Butterprint Farm is open ONLY to REGISTERED GROUPS. Call 708-534-8801 for tour times and pricing1½ - 2 hour tours are offered WEEKDAYS from the Last Full Week in September through Oct. 31, 2014
Please Note: Butterprint Farm is closed on weekends
Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm
September 13th to October 31, 2014 & Columbus Day
Daily Hours:  9:30 am to 6:30 pm
25 acre pumpkin patch
Hayrides, Corn & Bean Mazes, Heaps o' Fun Barn,
Heaps' Home Cookin', Farm Animals, Live Entertainment
More Info:  (815) 475-7373 
Dollinger's Pumpkin Farm
September 22nd - October 30, 2014
7420 E. Hansel Road, Channahon, Illinois
Open Daily - 10 am - 6:30 pm
Free Admission & Parking
Also Available:  Indian Corn, Squash, Gourds, Apples,
Mini Pumpkins, Corn Stalks, Farm Animals/Petting Zoo, Straw Bales, Jams/Jellies, 4-Acre Corn Maze, Farm Playground, Gift Shop, Steam Train (weekends), Mums, Honey, Hayrides, Food
For More Info: 815-467-6766
For Directions, click HERE

Lockport Park District - Haunted Boat Rides 
Date:  Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Time:  6 pm to 8 pm
The lights will be OUT at Challenge Fitness' Haunted Pool!
Bring a Flashlight and enjoy the spooky fun.  All riders will wear lifejackets, and must wear swimwear.  
Fee:  $5 Resident & Non-Resident 
New Lenox Park District - "Boo and Brew" Tasting
Must be 21 and Over to attend!
Saturday, October 25, 2014 
5:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Variety of Craft Beers available for tasting.  
Receive a “Commemorative” beer glass.  
Games,  Hayride, Halloween Costume contest.
Food/Additional beer tickets available. Cash bar.
Fee:  $20 for Advance Ticket Sales
(Bring receipt to event in exchange for beer tickets)
$25 = 12 Tickets (Night of Event)
$1/additional tickets

     Remember:  Always check the info/details provided above prior to driving to the venues, especially during days of inclement weather. 

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