In the fading sunshine, amid crunchy leaves and cooler breezes, Chicagoans can soak up the last pleasant outdoor weather as we frolic through corn mazes, pick out our favorite seasonal gourds, and stuff our faces with tasty treats. Like the lifespan of a pumpkin that’s been plucked from its patch, carved, and lit from within, the fall season in Chicago— with its perfect temperatures and beautiful foliage— is fleeting. Enjoy the festivities while you can at these Chicago area pumpkin patches.
Konow’s Corn Maze
16849 S Cedar Rd, Homer Glen IL 60491
Konow’s has not one but two corn mazes on its grounds— one for a casual, easy jaunt through some corn, and a second, more difficult and lengthy maze for those who are more *serious* about their outdoor fall activities. In addition to the mazes, you can pick out and purchase the perfect pumpkin, as well as plenty of warm, autumnal treats.
16678 W Aptakisic Rd, Lincolnshire IL 60069
Drive just 40 minutes north of the city to experience Didier Farms’ Pumpkinfest. This pumpkin farm near Chicago is open through the end of October and offers plenty of outdoor activities— including a corn maze and pumpkin-picking. Grab some fudge from the shop and work your way through the maze on a sunny fall day!
Sonny Acres Farms
29W310 North Ave, West Chicago IL 60185
No corn maze here, but with a pumpkin patch, the Spook Shed, the Sonny Express (a small train that runs around the farm), pony rides, and more, this family-owned farm in West Chicago is a must-see for families with small children.
710 W Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook IL 60440
Travel to this corn maze and pumpkin patch near Chicago to enjoy mini golf, pony rides, and plenty of other activities. Visit the children’s zoo to hold baby chicks! When you’re worn out from walking the maze and playing putt-putt, stop at the bakery for some apple cider doughnuts or a pie!
View Replay Lincoln Park’s Latest Fall Pop Up Bar
Need a good place for a date after you visit the pumpkin patches in Chicago? Try out Replay in Lincoln Park and their unique popups.
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2855 Hart Rd, Aurora IL 60502
Featuring Kane County’s largest corn maze (covering 12 acres), Abbey Farms of Aurora is holding its COVID-friendly Pumpkin Daze event through November 1. Pick out your pumpkin from the 40-acre pumpkin farm, check out the petting zoo, and grab an apple cider or pumpkin spice doughnut (or one of each) before you go.
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