Every fall, corn mazes spring up at farms all over the area. They appeal to both the young and the old. Some corn mazes lure people in with petting zoos, pumpkins, and hay rides, while others just have the thrill of finding your way out of a long and winding maze. No matter which farm you choose, here is a list of the best places in the area to get lost.
16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire
As part of Dider Farms Pumpkinfest (running now through October 31) kids can try out the Kiddie Straw Maze and the Corn Stalk tunnel in the new Pumpkin Playland.
Hours: Daily from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. until October 31.
Fees: There is no admission fee and all activities and rides are individual tickets only. Wristbands are available for the whole day as well. See website for fees and specials.
Goebberts Pumpkin Farm
40 W. Higgins Rd, South Barrington
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Goebberts started as a family owned farm stand in Arlington Heights. When the family moved to Barrington in 1978 his kids started selling pumpkins on the roadside. Since 1979 and the installation of Happy Jack on the silo Goebberts has become a fall destination for area families.
The fall festival, running daily through Halloween, has corn mazes for the kids and families ass well as animals and rides.
Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Halloween 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fees: Free Parking. Admission prices start at $12, 2 and under free. See website for full listing of fees.
Kroll’s is a family owned farm located in Waukegan. The corn maze is open daily through November. Strollers are allowed in the maze, but since the ground is covered in woodchips, strollers with larger wheels are recommended. Kroll’s family farm also has small animals including baby goats this year, pumpkins, and hayrides.
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday: 12:00pm- 9:00pm. Satuday: 10:00am- 9:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Fee: 13 years and older: $7, 12 & under: $5, 3 & under: free.
With three miles of path inside of 10 acres of corn and a look out bridge, the corn maze at all seasons orchard proves to be fun for the whole family. As always they have two different paths. The Charlie Brown themed one is trickier and designed for the older maze enthusiast. The shorter maze tells the story of Spookly the square pumpkin and is best for younger kids. The corn maze is open until November 2nd is included in the admission price to the orchard.
Hours: Monday – Friday : 10:00am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Fee: Monday – Friday : $8 per person , Saturday & Sunday $13.50 Seniors: $8. Children under 2 : FREE
(The fee also includes 33 activities at the orchard such as the cow train, mini zip line, jumping pillow, bounce houses, petting zoo, & live shows. )
Richardson Adventure farm is proud that they have the world’s largest corn maze. They have five separate corn mazes (of all different skill levels) that all make one giant picture through out 33 acres of corn. The smallest mazes they have are best for little kids and take roughly 10 minutes to complete, yet their longest (best for older kids) take two hours. Richardson farms also has a zip line, an observation tower, pig races, campfire rentals, and a pumpkin patch all for an extra fee. This year Richardson Farms also has a run through the corn maze on October 19th.
Hours: Sunday:Noon-10:00pm, Wednesday 3:00-10:00, Thursday: 3:00- 10:00, Friday 10:00am – 11:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 11:00pm.
Maze is open until midnight on select full moon nights (September 12th &13th and October 10th & 11th)
Fee: $13.00 (ages 13 and up) $10.00 (ages 4 to 12) Kids 3 and under FREE
Do you have a favorite corn maze that we missed? Tell us about it below!