Fall Family Events Close to Home
Patch 22 Pumpkins and Events
Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 26, 10am – 5pm
Choose from thousands of farm-grown pumpkins and find one of a kind varieties! Shop for festive decorations including corn stalks, straw bales, hay, and gourds while savoring some taffy apples and refreshments available for purchase. Take a horse drawn or tractor hayride for $2 per person, a pony ride for $10 per person, and explore the children’s Spooky Hayloft for $2 per child (free for parents), and meet plenty of animals who love snacks! Also enjoy face painting, refreshments and a haunted barn. Patch 22, 15900 Kelly Road, Wadsworth.
Didier Farms’ Pumpkin Fest
September 19 – October 31, Monday thru Sunday – 9am. – 6pm
Bring the family out for this annual fall festival. Hayrides, pony rides, camel rides. Children’s kiddie rides, exotic petting zoo, parakeet exhibit, corn maze, concessions and pig races (weekends only). Be sure to visit Grandma D.’s Bake Shop for the best pies, cookies, and fudge. Homemade apple cider, fresh made kettle korn and pumpkin donuts are also available.
16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire
Apple Picking at Heinz Orchard
Opening Sept. 12
Heinz Orchard is a small family owned orchard for McIntosh apples. Because this is an independent business and is dependent on it’s crops, the best idea is to call ahead of time. As of now, it is open some weekends depending on the crop.
1050 Crest Rd., Green Oaks, IL, 847.770.3449