The best part of fall is taking your family to pumpkin patch near Evanston in search of the perfect pumpkin.
We’ve done the legwork for you and gathered the best pumpkin patches near Evanston all in one list.
All Seasons Orchard
All Seasons Orchard is a relaxing place to spend a fall day. After picking your own pumpkin, wander through their corn maze or head to the petting zoo. They also offer pony rides and live shows.
Kuipers Family Farm
At Kuipers Family Farm, you can pick your own pumpkin or choose one from their farm stand. With the cost of admission, you get a free pumpkin and access to most of their activities. In addition to the usual fall festivities, they have a tractor train, fair games, children’s play structures, and a petting zoo.
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm
Be sure to set aside plenty of time before heading to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm. Their 10-acre maze will keep you occupied long after picking your pumpkin. With almost three dozen attractions, you’ll be glad that they also have a ton of food options to help you recharge.
Cody’s Farm has everything you could ask for in a fall experience. A hayride to the pumpkin patch, children’s play area, decorations and fresh fall produce set the scene. When you’re done with the entertainment, try a pulled pork sandwich or some apple cider.
Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center
Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center has a spectacular fall festival with much more to do than just pumpkin picking. They offer pony and camel rides, a petting zoo (with a giraffe!), jumping pillow and haunted house, just to name a few things. If you’re looking to kick-start your autumn with more than just a pumpkin, this is the place for you.
Didier Farms throws a pumpkin fest every fall with pumpkins, concessions, and activities. Grab a burger or some baked goods and watch a pig race. Get lost in their giant corn maze or pit the kids against each other in the silly string asylum.
Sonny Acres Farm
Sonny Acres Farm not only has pumpkins, but a selection of squash and gourds, too. This family owned and operated farm puts on a fall festival every year, with farm food stands, crafts, and novelty items to get you into the Halloween spirit. They also have an animal feeding station where kids can feed live farm animals. The outdoor kitchen and grill at Sonny Acres can’t be beat after a day spent at the farm.
Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm
The fall fest at Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm has been voted one of Country Living’s best pumpkin patches, and for good reason. The farm has rides, a petting zoo, and a haunted barn, all sure to keep your children entertained. The general store has a variety of fresh goods, and there are a number of food options, from donuts to tacos. This is definitely one fall fest you’ll want to set aside a good amount of time for.
Odyssey Fun Farm
Odyssey Fun Farm is a family-friendly pumpkin patch and corn maze. They offer traditional fall activities such as hay rides, as well as the less-common corn cannons. Odyssey also has a farm zoo, cow train, and duck races, as well as inflatable bouncy pillows and slides.
Honey Hill Orchard
Honey Hill Orchard is perfect for those looking for more to do than just picking pumpkins, but don’t want the craziest fall fest experience. They have wagon rides and a hay maze, as well as a petting zoo and free children’s play area. In their market, you can pick up fresh baked pies, local honey, and apple cider.
Jonamac Orchard is one of the big names when it comes to fall activities in the Cook County area. After choosing a pumpkin, why not relax in one of their rented campfire sites for a few hours? The orchard also has a corn maze that’s normal enough in the daytime, but at night is haunted, so enter at your own risk. There is also a cider house and bakery on site, for a well-rounded fall evening.
A NOTE ABOUT COVID-19
Due to the rapidly changing nature of our response to COVID-19, some businesses may have altered hours of operation. It’s best to call ahead before heading out.