You bundled up, brought your smiles, and left with warm memories.
Our readers really proved their mettle when they embraced the blustery Fall weather to come out and enjoy Fall Fun at the Farm with Susanna Farms. Susanna Farms immediately warmed our hearts with its family-owned charm. The free hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and hot buttered popcorn certainly helped too!
We made lots of new friends, of the bipedal and four-legged variety. Unfortunately, the miniature donkeys did not fit in our pockets to bring home.
Our spooky hayride reminded all that Halloween season has arrived. BOO!
Miss Jamie from the Farm made a barnstorming tour stop, at where else? Susanna Farms Horse Barn! Ever see a toddler mosh pit in the straw? It’s amazing! Miss Jamie is a real-life Pied Piper for the toddler and preschool set, but waaay nicer, trust me. We were totally enamored with Miss Jamie and all her barnyard puppet friends.
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We sang along, clapped, danced, and stomped our boots in the hay! The horses were happy to be part of the show. They are, after all, superstars in their own right.
Two lucky winners walked away with CD’s from Miss Jamie from the Farm. If you missed the show, check out Miss Jamie’s upcoming performances. If you’d love to listen to Miss Jamie at home, our friend The Rock Father is giving away a FREE Miss Jamie from the Farm CD – just 2 days left to enter!
Susanna Farms is also your one-stop shop for fall-themed decor. They have the best “ugly” pumpkins, squash, and gourds to make your Fall porch the best on the block. Visit them for straw bales, mums, corn stalks, gourds and more, but stay awhile to enjoy the farm. Cozy up by the fire, make some s’mores, take a bite out of a freshly grilled brat or other items from the Snack Shack. If you see Auntie Fran tell her we said, “Hi!”
Susanna Farms were the perfect hosts. Not only did our readers enjoy the animals and the hayride, but face painting, a wildflower maze, obstacle course, baggo and more. You can enjoy any of these activities during weekends in October from 11 am – 6pm. Here is their complete fall schedule:
- Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5
- Columbus day weekend: Open Friday thru Monday, Oct 10 – 13
- Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19 (Oct 18: closing at 4 pm)
- Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26
Connect with Susanna Farms on Facebook and visit them at 24153 Town Line road in Lake Villa. Call (847) 838-0798 for information on private events, birthday parties and more!
As an added incentive, our newsletter subscribers will receive a coupon good for one (1) FREE small pumpkin with paid admission. The newsletter and coupon will hit inboxes next week. Not on our mailing list? Subscribe to our newsletter now!
We’ll be back next year with a new calendar of playdates for your family to get out and get active with Little Lake County! We have some exciting Mom’s Night Out events coming up in October and November. Keep following us for more action and adventure as we continue to explore Lake County with tricycle motors.