2016 - Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms, Corn Mazes, and Hayrides in Will County

2016 - Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms,
Corn Mazes, and Hayrides in Will County 

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     The leaves are already falling off the trees at our home.  Cooler night temperatures remind me that Fall 2016 has officially arrived in Chicagoland ... 

     Here in Will County, IL ... that means wonderful things like pumpkin farms, fall festivals, corn mazes, haunted houses, scarecrows, spooky ghosts, witches, and goblins of all shapes and sizes cropping up everywhere.  

     Everybody loves Fall!  And pumpkins ...  

     Did you know?

  • Illinois is the #1 pumpkin producer in the U.S.
  • Pumpkins are actually a fruit (they contain seeds)
  • Bees pollinate pumpkins
  • It takes 110 days for a pumpkin vine to produce mature pumpkins
  • Giant pumpkins can grow five pounds a day
  • 80% of the pumpkins produced commercially in the U.S. are produced within a 90-mile radius of Peoria, IL
  • Pumpkins can range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 lbs.  The world record was 1810 pounds!
  • Pumpkin pie originated in North America 

     Now that you know all that pumpkin trivia ... you're ready to visit some
 of County's pumpkin farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, (and more).  To help you do that, I've provided a list of our pumpkin/fall venues, along with website links, directions, and telephone numbers below. 

     I hope this info proves beneficial to you, your family, and friends ... and it helps you find pumpkins and Fall seasonal events to visit and enjoy!

2016 Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms, 
Corn Mazes, 
in Will County

Johansen Farms Petting Zoo
Sept. 15th - October 31st, 2016
Click HERE for Hours
Petting Zoo, Rides, Obstacle Course,
U-Pick Pumpkins, and More

Konow's Corn Maze
September 24th – October 30th, 2016 
Sunday thru Friday:  10 am to 7 pm
Saturday:  10 am to 8 pm

Admission Info:  HERE
2 Mazes, Jumping Pillow, Petting Zoo, Concessions, 
Cow Train, Face Painting, Indoor Playland, 
Concerts, and More!

Siegel's Cottonwood/Pumpkin Farm
Sept. 17th - October 31st, 2016 
Daily - 10 am to 6 pm
Pumpkin Patch, Cornfield Maze, Hayrack Rides, Petting Zoo, Climbing Wall, Kiddie Train, Tractor Maze, More 
Admission/FAQs: HERE

 Hayride of Horror YouTube ClipMokena Park District 
34th Annual Halloween Hollow
Friday, October 14th (5 pm – 9 pm)
Saturday, October 15th (1 pm – 8 pm)
Sunday, October 16th (1 pm – 6 pm)
Ghost Town Games, Monsters Market, Freaky Food Court, Mobile Gaming Theater, Entertainment, Hayrides, Straw Maze, Pumpkin Weigh-in, Scarecrow Lab, Mummy Wrap, Scream Queen Contest, and much more!
Carnival Rides Available!
Admission/Parking Info:  HERE
Info: 708.390.2401

Bengston's Pumpkin Farm
September 17th – October 30th, 2016
Complete List/Info of Attractions: HERE
Stroller Friendly
Event Calendar HERE
Admission/Rates: HERE

Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm
Through October 31st, 2016 & Columbus Day
Hours:  September 10th - October 31st & Columbus Day  
10 am to 6: 30 pm
Pumpkin patch, Hayrides, Corn/Bean Mazes, 
Heaps o' Fun Barn, Heaps' Home Cookin', Farm Animals, Live Entertainment
Admission info:  HERE
More Info: (815) 475-7373 

Dollinger's Pumpkin Farm
September 19th - October 30th, 2016
Open Daily:  10 am - 6:30 pm

Admission and Parking:  FREE

Indian Corn, Apples, Pumpkins, Corn Stalks, Farm Animals/Petting Zoo, 4-Acre Corn Maze, Farm Playground, Gift Shop, Steam Train (weekends), Mums, 
Honey, Hayrides, Food, More
For More Info: 815.467.6766

Lockport Park District 
Hayride of Horror 
in Dellwood Park
Fridays & Saturdays
October 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, 2016
Hours:  7 to 10 pm
Directions to Dellwood Park:  HERE
Tickets/Info: HERE
For More Info: 815.838.1183

Windmill Acres
September 24th - November 4th
Monday - Friday:  9 am - 6 pm
Saturday:  9 am - 6 pm
Sunday:  11 am - 5 pm
4 Acre Corn Maze, hayrides, petting zoo, zip line, 
concession, mums, game room, pony rides, 
face painting, pumpkins, corn stalks, gift shop, and more.
Website:  Windmill Acres
Phone: 708-278-2870 

Settlers Pond Pumpkin Patch
October 1st - October 31st, 2016
Hours:  9 am to 6 pm
7 Days/Week
Admission Info:  HERE
Corn Maze, Haunted House, Pedal Tractor Races, 
Straw Maze, Bounce Slide, Hayride, Barrel Train Ride, Petting Zoo, Milking Cow & more
Phone:  708) 663-8103

Pick-Your Own - Garden Patch Farms
Saturdays And Sundays 
September 3rd - October 30th, 2016
FREE Admission in October
Bounce House, Petting Zoo, Hayrack Rides 
Pumpkin Patch, Straw Maze, Pumpkin Bowling, 
Hay Mountain, pony rides, concessions, 
farm market store (apples, eggs, etc.) and more
(708) 301-7720

Mott's Pumpkin Farm
28741 Harlem Ave., Peotone
Hours:  Daily, 10 am to 8 pm
Pumpkins, Mums, Straw Bales, 
Corn Stalk Bundles, Roadside Market
Halloween/Fall Decorations at a reasonable price.
Very low key.
Phone:  708.258.9985

Bronkberry Farms
Open through Halloween, Tuesday - Sunday 
Hours:  9 am to 6 pm
"You Pick” pumpkin patch, weekend hayrack rides, 
corn stalks, straw bales, mini pumpkins, 
caramel apples, gourds, honey, mums, fall hanging baskets/combination planters, more
Special Event:  Craft & Vendor Fair -  Fall Fest 
Oct. 15th & 16th, 2016
Hours:  9 am to 3 pm
For More Info/Details go to Website:  
Phone:  (815) 436-6967 

     Will County residents and visitors to the county are lucky that farms and agriculture exist in such high number within our County yet.  This is especially true during the beautiful fall season.

     Before setting out to visit any of the events, pumpkin farms, and other seasonal venues within Will County this Fall, remember to check them prior to setting out, just in case of last minute changes or inclement weather ... 


* Hoping to buy or refinance a home in Will County or the Chicagoland area? Contact me today. I'll put my 40+ years of mortgage experience hard to work on your behalf.
     I can be easily found at:

Gene Mundt
Mortgage Lender - NMLS #216987 - IL Lic. #0006220 - WI Licensed

American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.
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Direct: 815.524.2280
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FHA, VA, Jumbo, USDA, and Portfolio Loans in Chicago 
and the greater Chicagoland region, including: 
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