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

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2016 Will County Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms,

Corn Mazes, and Hayrides


The leaves are already falling off the trees at our home in Lockport.  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 these facts regarding pumpkins?

  • 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 Will County Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms, Corn Mazes,  and Hayrides 



Johansen Farms Petting Zoo

Sept. 15th - October 31st, 2016

Click HERE for Hours

Petting Zoo, Rides, Obstacle Course,U-Pick Pumpkins, and More

710 Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL

More Info:  www.johansenfarms.com

Konow's Corn Maze

September 24th – October 30th, 2016 

Hours:  Sunday thru Friday:  10 am to 7 pm

Saturday:  10 am to 8 pm
16849 So. Cedar Rd., Homer Glen, IL

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

17250 So. Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL

Website:  ourpumpkinfarm.com

Mokena 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

Location:  Main Park - Mokena Park District

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

13341 W. 151st St., Homer Glen, IL

Website:  www.pumpkinfarm.com


Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm

Through October 31st, 2016 & Columbus Day

8 Miles West of I-55 on US Rte. 52, Minooka, IL

Dates:  September 10th - October 31st & Columbus Day  

Hours:  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

7420 E. Hansel Rd, Channahon, IL

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

Website:  dollingerfarms.com/pumpkin-farm

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

Website:  hayrideofhorror.com

For More Info: 815.838.1183

Windmill Acres

Dates:  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

3361 E. Brunswick Rd., Beecher, IL

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

1301 E. Offner Road, Beecher, IL

Website:  Settlers Pond Shelter - Pumpkin Patch

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

14158 W. 159th Street, Homer Glen

(708) 301-7720


Mott's Pumpkin Farm

28741 Harlem Ave., Peotone


Daily, 10 am to 8 pm

Pumpkins, Mums, Straw Bales, Corn Stalk Bundles, Roadside MarketHalloween/Fall Decorations at a reasonable price.

Very low key.

Phone:  708.258.9985

Bronkberry Farms

18061 S Bronk Rd., Plainfield, IL

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:  Bronkberry Farms

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 ... 



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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Gene your post reminds me that I need to post my annual blogs on the pumpkin patches and corn mazes around here.

Oct 06, 2016 03:10 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Gene... there's sure a lot happening in your area for the Halloween and fall season. Thanks for the pumpkin trivia... lots of stuff I didn't know.

Oct 06, 2016 03:54 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Fall is such a wonderful time of the year!  Looks like there is plenty going on where you live!

Oct 06, 2016 08:59 AM #3
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I haven't been to a maze in years.  I really must find one this year and take Donald.  I used to take Abigail when she was a little girl.

Oct 07, 2016 01:44 PM #4
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