Pumpkin Patches in Lake County


Fall is here! Time to grab your Pumpkin Spice (or salted caramel mocha) Latte, pull on the boots and head out to the pumpkin patch! If you missed our fun kick off to pumpkin season at Susanna Farms you can still have a great time and find the perfect pumpkin at one of these family friendly pumpkin patches.

Please remember most farms only take cash or check. We always advise you to call, check the website or check the farms Facebook page before heading out to check on the conditions and availability.  Be sure to wear boots or old shoes as most farms are muddy.


16678 W. Aptakisic Road, Prairie View- Lincolnshire, 847-634-3291
U-Pick open Daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Pumpkin fest through October 31. Rides, pumpkins, food and animals, including piglets and baby chicks! See website for pricing information. Read Loralie’s 2011 review here.

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm

40 W. Higgins Rd, South Barrington, 847-428-6727
(also has a second location in Hampshire, IL, see website for that location)
Animal farm, pony rides, camel rides, wagon rides, haunted house, corn stalk maze, straw town maze and weekend pig racing,. Fall harvest market includes pumpkins, gourds, apples and apple cider. There is also a fudge shop, kettle corn, cafe, bakery and weekend corn roasting. Attractions and Cafe 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. daily. Fall market 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday -Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, and Columbus Day.  See website for special discount days and attraction rates. Free Parking.

Kroll's Harvest Pumpkin Farm, Waukegan

Kroll’s Farm

13236 W. Townline Rd., Waukegan 847-662-54733
Open daily, see website for hours. There are Hayrides, farm animals, pumpkin sales and more. No admission fee. Just pay for what you want to do. Read Whitney’s 2011 review here see more pictures on our Facebook page.

Patch 22

NW corner of Hwy 41 and Kelly Rd, Wadsworth 847-336-0120
Open weekends 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Includes, hayrides, haunted loft, petting farm and Halloween decor. No admission or parking fees. Activities have fees, see website for details. See Loralie’s 2013 Review.

Susanna Farms Pumpkins, Lake Villa

Susanna Farms

24153 Town Line Rd, Lake Villa 847-838-0798
Open weekends 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Explore the fun activities three generations of our family have for you! Select your perfect pumpkin for carving or decorating at home. Enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, face painting, farm animals and pony rides too! read Loralie’s Review here and see what’s changed in Holly’s Updated review and Heather’s visit this year. Visit our Facebook page to see more pictures.

Southern Wisconsin Pumpkin Patches

The Elegant Farmer

Highways ES & J, Mukwongo, WI 262-363-6770
Autumn harvest festival weekends feature apple and pumpkin picking, tractor wagon rides hayrides and trolley rides on the East Troy electric Railroad. Make your own Caramel Apple, enjoy BBQ pork sandwiches, hot cider, ice cream sundaes, or apple pie baked in a paper bag. visit the market for specialty food items and a selection of local farm-raised fruits and veggies. Hours: autumn harvest festival weekends through October 26 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Green Meadows Petting Farm

33603 High Dr. (Hwy 20), Waterford, WI 262-534-2891
Large petting farm with information and hands on experiences with pigs, cows, goats, sheep, chickens, turkey, ducks, geese and horses. Jump in a haymow, picnic area, pony rides, tractor drawn hayrides and Free pick your own pumpkin in October. Open 7 days a week 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Children under 1 are free when accompanied by a parent. Read Heather’s review from this year.

Jerry Smith’s Pumpkin Farm

7150 18th Street, Kenosha WI (262) 859-2645
Open daily through October 31st 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pumpkins, food, and rides. Read Dawn’s review here.

Thompson Strawberry Farm

Hwy 50, Bristol, WI 262-857-2353
U-pick pumpkins and gourds available now through the end of October. call the hotline before you go to make sure the pumpkins are ripe. Hours 3:00- 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sat -Sun visit website or call for pricing information.

McHenry Area Pumpkin Patches

Richardson Adventure Farm

9407 Richardson Rd., Spring Grove, IL 60081 845-675-9729
Home of the World’s largest corn maze! 33 Acres, 11 miles of trails included a wooded picnic area, campfires, tube slide, pedal carts, pumpkin patch, pig races, weekend wagon rides, zip line, concessions, and a brew pub. General admission $13 adults and $10 children (ages 4-12), 33 and under FREE see website for hours.

Royal Oak

15908 Hebron Rd, Harvard 815-648-4141
Play area, petting zoo and train ride. Hours vary by date closed Sundays, see website for hours. Free admission. prices for fruit vary. Parking $3/car or $5/ season pass Saturdays and holidays in September and October. Free all other times.

Stades Farm and Market

3709 W. Miller Rd, McHenry, IL (815) 675-6396
Shades of Autumn fest now through October 26th, weekends only, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. $10 general admission, children under 2 are free. Fridays admission is only $8. See Becky’s review here.

Von Bergen’s Farm and Country Market

9805 Rt. 173, Hebron, IL,815-648-2332
Family own pure pumpkin picking. Open Daily 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. through Oct. 31st. See Dawn’s review of their families visit.

What’s your families favorite pumpkin patch? Tell us in the comments!


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