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Guide To Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Attractions

Looking for pumpkin patches or haunted attractions to take your family and friends to in the Chicagoland area?


Pumpkin Patches/Orchards:

Farms – Indiana & Wisconsin
County Line Orchard
Opens: Aug. 28th
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 9am – 6pm, see website

200 County Line Rd.
Hobart, IN 46342

At County Line Orchard we make memories! From picking apples with the family to eating a delicious donut you will never forget the experience!


Dan Patch Stables Haunted Hayride
Opens: Oct. 11
Closes: Nov. 2
Hayride Hours: 6pm-12am (Fridays-Sundays only)

Dan Patch Stables
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI

Dan Patch Stables prides itself in creating a fun, safe, equine experience for young and old.


Harvest Tyme Fall Festival
Opens: Sept. 7th
Closes: Oct. 27th
Daily Attractions: 10am – 6pm, see website

Harvest Tyme Farm Park
17904 Grant. St.
Lowell, IN


Hidden Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch
Opens: late September
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: Times vary, see website

Hidden Creek Farm
7211 W. 87th Ave.
Crown Point, IN

Our farm caters to those who want to enjoy the experience and ambiance of a small hometown pumpkin patch.


Kregel’s Pumpkin Patch
Opens: Sept. 28th
Closes: Oct. 30th
Daily Attractions: 9am – 6pm (M-Sat.), 12pm-6pm (Sun.), see website

Kregel’s Pumpkin Patch
7705 W. 159th Ave.
Lowell, IN

The first pumpkin patch in Northwest Indiana!

Farms – Illinois
Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest
Opens: Sept. 29th
Closes: Nov. 3rd
Daily Attractions: Times vary, see website

13341 W 151st St.
Homer Glen, IL 60491

“The Best Fall Fest in the Area”


Didier Farms Pumpkinfest
Opens: Sep. 21st
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 9am-6pm, see website

16678 Aptakisic Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Make a family memory here at Didier Farms. From pumpkins to autumn time hayrides, we provide a taste of the farm that you cannot get anywhere else.


Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival
Opens: Aug. 27th
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 9am-6pm, see website

Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center
40 W Higgins Rd
South Barrington, IL 60010

Enjoy animals, the pumpkin eating dino, the corn maze, wagon rides, pony rides, gem mining, and more!


Honey Hill Orchard U-Pick Harvest
Opens: Sept. 7th
Closes: Oct. 31st
U-Pick Hours: 9am-4:30pm; Dates may vary, see website

Honey Hill Orchard
11747 Waterman Rd.
Waterman, IL 60556

Nothing says fall like a fresh picked apple from Honey Hill Orchard.


Jonomac Orchard
Apple Orchard – Opens: Aug. 31st
Closes: Date varies, see website
Pumpkin Patch – Opens: Sept. 28th
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 11am-5:30pm (M-F), 10am – 5:30pm (Sat.-Sun.)

Jonomac Orchard
19412 Shabbona Rd.
Malta, IL 60150

With thousands of different pumpkins of all different shapes and sizes you are sure to find a unique “pick of the patch” for each member of your family!


Kuipers Family Farm Apple Orchard & Pumpkin Farm
Apple Orchard – Opens: Aug. 17th (Saturdays & Sundays only)
Closes: Oct. 31st
Pumpkin Patch – Opens: Sept. 1st
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 9am – 6pm, see website

Pumpkin Farm
1N318 Watson Road Maple Park, IL

While there is a lot to look at on the farm, this is certainly no museum. Instead of running, climbing, adventure, fresh air and kid-powered fun is growing here by the bushel!


Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival
Opens: Sept. 14th
Closes: Nov. 3rd
Daily Attractions: 11am – 9pm, see website

Sonny Acres Farm
29W310 North Ave.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Decorated with mountainous piles of pumpkins and a variety of specialty squash and gourds, Sonny Acres offers a fall display not often seen at an ordinary pumpkin patch.

Fall Festivals & Events

2nd Annual Fall Festival
Opens: Friday, Oct. 25th
Closes: Sunday, Oct. 27
Hours: 11-5pm

The Promenade Bolingbrook
641 E Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL

50+ vendors, crafters, artisans, and food companies!


27th Annual Harvest Festival at North Park Village Nature Center
Date: Oct. 13th
Hours: 10am – 3pm

North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60646

Activities during our 27th annual Harvest Festival include a scarecrow building contest, children’s nature crafts, storytelling, live music, farmer’s market, tours, and seasonal refreshments.


A Decade of Pumpkin Carving & Pumpkin Beers
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16th
Hours: 7pm-10:30pm

Lincoln Station
2432 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Come show off your creative skills or just hack away! We supply everything for you including some outstanding seasonal brews to keep the creative juices flowing!


Boo! At the Zoo
Opens: Oct. 12th
Closes: Oct. 27th
Daily Attractions: 10am – 6pm (Saturdays and Sundays only), see website

Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Rd. Brookfield, IL

Includes a haunted hayride, carousel, corn maze, costume parade and dance party, candy, and more!


Chicago Campfire Festival
Opens: Oct. 12th
Closes: Oct. 30th
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 3pm-7pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 11am-8pm

Chase Park
4701 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Pumpkin Patch, haunted house, 2K Family Fun Run, and more!


Día De Los Muertos Xicágo
Date: Sunday, Oct. 28th
Hours: 3pm-8pm

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Join us as we celebrate Día de los Muertos and transform the Museum and surrounding outdoor are into a beautiful space to remember our departed loved ones.


Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Date: Oct. 31st & Nov. 1st
Time: 7:30pm

Auditorium Theatre
50 East Ida B. Wells Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Get in the Halloween spirit with a screening of Tim Burton’s classic stop-motion film, featuring beloved songs like “This is Halloween!” and “Jack’s Lament” performed live-to-film by the Chicago Philharmonic, who “truly [bring] to life the spooky magic of Danny Elfman’s legendary music” (Chicago Stage Standard).


Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up
Opens: Sept. 27th
Closes: Nov. 3rd
Hours: 4pm – 10pm

1467 N. Easton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Whether you’re seeking a striking nighttime lights display, an outdoor pumpkin-themed party with dozens of fall themed instagrammable memories or a one of a kind corn maze, there’s an experience here for everyone!


Lincoln Park Zoo’s Fall Fest
Opens: Sept. 27th (Fridays – Sundays, and Monday Oct. 14th)
Closes: Oct. 27th
Daily Attractions: 10am – 5pm

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Dive into the wonderful world of autumn, from picking the perfect pumpkin to clambering up a hay mountain, with Lincoln Park Zoo’s fifth annual Fall Fest.


West Loop Families’ 10th Annual Halloween Parade
Date: Saturday, Oct. 26
Time: 3pm-5pm

Mary Bartelme Park
115 S. Sangamon St.
Chicago, IL 60607

“Our tenth year celebrating Halloween with friends and neighbors in a not-too-spooky gathering at Mary Bartelme Park.”


Haunted Attractions

13th Floor Haunted House
Opens: Sept. 13th
Closes: November 9th
Hours: Times vary, see website

13th Floor Haunted House
1940 George St.
Melrose Park, IL

Chicago’s most horrifying experience.


Basement of the Dead
Opens: Sept. 27th
Closes: Nov. 2nd
Hours: Times vary, see website

Basement of the Dead
42 W. New York St.
Aurora, IL

Biggest haunted house attraction in Illinois!


Reapers Realm Haunted Attractions
Opens: Oct. 11th
Closes: Oct. 31st
Hours: Times vary, see website

Reaper’s Realm
626 177th Street
Hammond, IN 46324

Find yourself within the walls of this eerily HAUNTED 1920’s Stone Mansion with its 3 FLOORS OF TERROR.


Six Flags Fright Fest
Opens: Sep. 14th
Closes: Nov.3rd
Hours: Times vary, see website

Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Pkwy
Gurnee, IL 60031

Enjoy the rollercoasters and haunted houses, but beware after dark!


Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead
Opens: Oct. 3rd –Nov. 2; Dates and Times vary, check website
Closes: Oct. 31st
Hours: Thursdays, Sundays, & Halloween night: 7pm-10pm;
Fridays & Saturdays 7pm-11pm

Statesville Haunted Prison
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441

Voted “Best Haunted House In Chicago,” “Scariest Haunted House In Illinois,” and rated one of the Top 25 Haunted Houses in America.”


Spooky Bar Events (21+)


Freak Show
Date: Saturday, Oct. 26th ; 8pm-2am
Hours: 8pm – 2am

Virgin Hotels Chicago
203 N. Wabash Ave, 26th floor
Chicago, IL 60601

The FREAKS are coming out at Virgin Hotels Chicago! We are transforming Commons Club and Cerise Rooftop into a spine-tingling, eye-popping circus.


Haunted Halloween Ball (21+)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 26th
Hours: 8pm-2am

Congress Plaza Hotel
520 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Experience a night of thrills with party-goers at Chicago’s biggest Halloween Costume party.


Ina’s Voodoo Lounge New Orleans Halloween Pop Up (21+)
Opens: Oct. 24th
Closes: Nov. 3rd
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 5pm-12am; Fri: 5pm-2am; Sat: 10am-3am; Sun: 10am-12am

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods
1415 N Wood St
Chicago, IL 60622

Halloween trivia, horror movie night, palm & tarot card reading, pumpkin painting, and so much more!


House of Beetle Pop-Up Bar (21+)
Opens: Oct. 17th
Closes: Nov. 1st
Hours: 4pm-1am

2239 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

The House Of Beetle is an interactive and social media picture worthy experience that will kick off your fall in the BEST STRANGE & UNUSUAL way!


Nightmare Before Halloween: A Tim Burton Experience (21+)
Opens: Oct. 17th
Closes: Nov. 3rd
Hours: 5pm-2am

Headquarters (River North)
213 W Institute Pl
Chicago, IL 60610

Different themed events like a Tim Burton Costume Contest with prizes up to $500! Event is 21+


Wrigleyville Halloween Crawl (21+)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 26th
Time: 7pm-12 am

Wrigleyville Best Bars (full list of bars on website)
3524 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Throw on your best costume and join in on all of the frightening fun for this haunted holiday!