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Enjoy Pumpkin Farms, Hayrides and More

Check out our guide of pumpkin patches in and around Downers Grove this fall.

There are plenty of pumpkin farms near and far to pick out the perfect pumpkin. Check out our guide, from Johansen Farms in Bolingbrook to Jonamac Orchard in Malta. 

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Johansen Farms in Bolingbrook (10 miles)

WHAT: Walk through a patch of more than 25,000 pumpkins. Enjoy the free hayrides, air slides, train rides (weekends only), navigate your way through the corn maze, play in the hay tunnel and enjoy more than 500 animals in the petting zoo. 

WHEN: Now through Halloween. Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: 710 W. Road, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440

MORE INFO: 630-759-8711

<20 miles away 

Puckerville Farms in Lemont (17 miles)

WHAT: Enjoy pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and varieties including blue, white, and Cinderella types. if you are looking for something different, see what grows this year. Hayrides/bonfire packages: Call for information.

WHEN: Daily through Halloween, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: 13332 Bell Road, Lemont, IL, 60439

MORE INFO: 708-508-0906

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm in Homer Glen (17 miles)

WHAT: Younger kids will love the Fun Barn, while older kids will enjoy the animated Haunted Barn. Of course there’s a petting zoo, pony rides and the Giant Crazy Corn Maizey. Little kids will also love Bengtsonville Children's Playland with a fire station, a jailhouse and a school house. Don’t forget the pig races! Admission is $11.99 (adults) or $10.99 (children) and includes some free kids rides on many days.

WHEN: Now through Halloween, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: 13341 W. 151st St., Homer Glen, IL, 60491

MORE INFO: 708-301-3276 

Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago (17 miles)

WHAT: Sonny Acres' Fall Festival features a huge selection of pumpkins and season vegetables, as well as a haunted barn, hayrides, a petting zoo and more. Click here for attraction pricing.

WHEN: Fall Festival runs now through Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

WHERE: 29W310 North Ave., West Chicago, IL, 60185

MORE INFO: 630-231-3859

<30 miles away 

Goebbert's Farm & Garden Center

WHAT: At Goebbert's, you can jump on the giant pillow, visit the kid-friendly haunted house, visit Animal Land, watch the pumpkin eating dinosaur, or even ride a camel. There are two mazes to keep everyone busy. Admission and parking are free, but most rides and activities cost $5 each.

WHEN: Fall festival runs now through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: 40 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, IL, 60010

MORE INFO: 847-428-6727

<40 miles away 

Heaps Giant Pumpkin Farm in Minooka (33 miles)

WHAT: Explore the 30-acre pumpkin patch and choose from more than 90 varieties. Then explore the corn maze, bean maze, day and moonlight hayrides, the Kiddie Corn Box and farm animals. When you're done, explore the 30-acre pumping patch to find just the right one for a jack-o-lantern! Prices vary per attraction. Admission is free.

WHEN: Daily through Halloween. Check here for times.

WHERE: 4853 U.S. 52, Minooka, Ill., 60447 

MORE INFO: 1-815-475-7373

Dollinger Family Farms in Channahon (37 miles)

WHAT: Find your perfect pumpkin at the Dollinger Pumpkin Farm. Check out the corn maze, petting zoo, and other great attractions for kids of all ages, including a miniature steam train, horse-drawn hayrides, farm playground, and plenty of pumpkins and other goodies. Free admission and parking. Click here for attraction pricing.

WHEN: Daily through Halloween, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dollinger Family Farm, 7502 E. Hansel Road, Channahon, Ill., 60410

MORE INFO: 1-815-467-6766

Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park (37 miles)

WHAT: Purchase a pumpkin from the field or in the country store. Then check out the corn maze, jumping pillow, petting corral, haunted forest and more. 

WHERE: 1N318 Watson Rd., Maple Park

MORE INFO: (815) 827-5200

<60 miles away 

Jonamac Orchard in Malta (51 miles)

WHAT: Take a wagon ride into the orchard to pick your own pumpkin. Also check out a 10-acre corn maze, hay bale pile, duck races, apple launcher and cannon and petting zoo. 

WHEN: Hours vary on activity. 

WHERE: Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Rd., Malta  

MORE INFO: 815-825-2158 

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