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Looking for the best pumpkin patches near Chicago?

Updated: Oct 13, 2023


Explore The Best Pumpkin Patches that Worth the Drive from Chicago around the Chicago Suburb's

Driving time from Chicago: 45 minutes to 60 minutes


The cool, crisp autumn air is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start planning some fantastic fall outings. Whether you're getting together with your family or a group of friends, there's no better way to fully embrace the beauty of the season than by visiting one of the many pumpkin patches in the Chicago Suburbs!


Grab your coziest sweaters and scarves because I've put together a list of must-visit places. I've included addresses, opening dates, hours of operation, and even a sneak peek into what makes each spot so special.

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Goebert's Pumpkin Patch Pingree Grove, Illinois where families reconnect.


A must-visit for Fall. As autumn rolls around, their Fall Festival takes center stage, spanning from the end of August through Halloween with a haunted house. During this enchanting season, families can partake in wholesome activities such as apple picking, pumpkin picking, and other engaging activities.

Visit Farm animals and exotic animals even ride a camel or enjoy the free rides, train, carrousel and breath in the amazing fresh breath of Autumn. While visiting try their pumpkin or apple pie as well as their handmade donuts and more. This Farm has year by year our family tradition visits around fall and this year I am offering Pumpkin and Apple Picking Family Photos right at the Farm where you can experience and capture the magic of Fall Season as well!

To book Pumpkin or Apple Mini Family Session click button bellow:



When winter descends upon us, the farm sets-up the captivating Christmas Light Show, a radiant display that adds a touch of magic to the season. Join us as we illuminate the night and create cherished holiday memories.



The Sycamore, Illinois Pumpkin Festival


A cherished tradition spanning over six decades, takes place annually from October 25th to October 29th. The pinnacle of this vibrant celebration is the two-hour parade, held on the final day, Sunday the 29th, commencing at 1:00 pm.

During these festive days, the entire downtown area transforms into a lively hub of activity. A cornucopia of delectable foods tantalizes taste buds at every turn, ensuring that no appetite goes unsatisfied. Adding to the jubilation, two thrilling carnivals set up shop, offering exhilarating rides and games for all ages.

A sight to behold is the magnificent Giant Pumpkin Display, gracing the Courthouse lawn, showcasing colossal pumpkins that awe and inspire. The festivities extend beyond the town center with not one but two expansive flea markets. One can be found at the high school fieldhouse, while the other is just a few steps north, adjacent to the Methodist Church.

This charming town of 17,000 residents experiences an astonishing transformation during the festival weekend, as it welcomes a staggering influx of at least 100,000 visitors. It's no wonder that the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival is hailed as one of the most illustrious celebrations in the entire state, where tradition, community, and the spirit of autumn converge in grand style.


Dave's Pumpkins Huntley, Illinois


At this charming northwest suburban farm, you won't have to worry about parking or admission fees, making it an excellent value for families. Beyond the joy of picking pumpkins, there's a plethora of activities to enjoy, including pumpkin bowling with a pumpkin as your bowling ball. You can also partake in nostalgic pedal tractor rides and delightful hayrides that capture the essence of the season. For the little ones who may not be quite ready for a corn maze adventure, they offer a mini sunflower maze that promises entertainment and delight.


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Kuipers Family Farm Maple Park, Illinois

The Fun Farm

When you visit Kuiper's Family Farm, the price of admission includes a complimentary pumpkin for each guest. You'll have the opportunity to handpick your own pumpkin from their sprawling 71-acre pumpkin patch. But that's not all – your admission also grants you access to a host of other exciting attractions, including a challenging corn maze, a whimsical gourd arbor, a scenic hay wagon ride, a bouncy jumping pillow, friendly encounters at our petting zoo, thrilling pig races, and an enjoyable tractor train ride.

And of course, they famous for their delectable apple cider (at least it's my favorite), which is just one more reason to make Kuiper's Family Farm your go-to destination for seasonal fun!


Sonny Acres Farm


Welcome to this fantastic one-stop-shop in West Chicago, where you'll find a delightful array of pumpkins, squash, and gourds – everything you need to bring the spirit of the season right back to Chicago!

Even if you don't happen to pick out the perfect seasonal gems, don't worry! Kids and adults alike can savor delicious snacks from our outdoor grill, featuring mouthwatering options like hot dogs, burgers, and irresistible treats.

During the daytime, you'll find that Sonny Acres' setting is free from any spooky characters, making it a great choice for kids and those who prefer not to encounter anything too eerie. But if you're in the mood for some nighttime excitement, be sure to stick around for our thrilling night hayride and a bar brimming with fun experiences from every corner. It's all here for you to enjoy at one of the best pumpkin patches near Chicago!


One of the Best Dog Friendly Farm Richardson's Adventure Farm


"Fun for the whole family" takes on a whole new level of excitement at Richardson's Adventure Farm. Not only do they proudly host the world's largest corn maze, sprawling across 28 acres, but here's the twist – you can venture into the corn maze with your furry friend, your beloved dog!

With its 9-10 miles of trails winding through 28 acres of living corn, you're in for both a challenge and a delightful treat. And that's not all! They have a lively petting zoo, kiosks brimming with scrumptious food and refreshing drinks, and so much more!

"You are welcome to bring your dog as long as they are on a leash and enjoy playing well with others!"

I can personally vouch for this have done previously Family Photos with their Sunflower Field and its absolute best pumpkin patch to visit as well with your furry kids and making it an unforgettable family experience!


To Schedule a Family Fall Photo Session, get in touch by clicking on bottom bellow!



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