There's plenty of Fall Fun to be found this year! All around Chicago, there are tons of great family-friendly events taking place including pumpkin patches, scarecrow walks, pumpkin fests and more. We've rounded up some of this Fall's best family fall fun. See our picks, and see a full
listing on our Fall Fun calendar page!
Events will be following
safety guidelines, so be prepared to social distance and wear your mask! Check
with individual locations for specific policies.
September 14 - October 30 Fall
Fun at Dollinger Farm Dollinger Family Farm, 7502 E.
Hansel Rd., Channahon Come
and find your perfect pumpkin, plus a wide variety of gourds, squash, corn
shocks, straw bales, mums and mini pumpkins. The playground offers
oppportunities for kids to slide, jump, run, climb, sail in our Pirate Ship,
conquer the Castle, hide in the Hobbit Hole, crawl through our tunnel or sit in
a Tractor. Kids can also see a variety of animals in the farm, visit the Bee
Barn, and climb into the corn bin or Tipi. Additional weekend activities include
train rides and hay rack rides and face painting. All ages. 10am - 6:30pm. See
web site for pricing.
September 18 - November 1 Fall
Fun at Bengston's Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm, 13341 West
151st Street, Homer Glen Open
Sept 18-20 and Sept 25-November 1. Enjoy fall fun with a relaxing Tractor pulled
Hayrack ride, pumpkins of course, a completely animated Haunted Barn, a giggling
animated Fun Barn, the "famous" action-packed Pig Races (running 10x a day on
the 1/2 hour), a Petting & Feeding Zoo, 3 Acre Crazy Corn Maizey & Pony
Rides. The 90' Mega Fun Slide included with admission. All ages. Weekdays 11am -
9pm; Sat 10am - 9pm; Sun 10am - 8pm. See web site for pricing.
September 19 - October 31 Pumpkinfest Didier
Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire From
pumpkins to autumn time hayrides, we provide a taste of the farm that you cannot
get anywhere else. Come see the Animal Land Zoo or feed the birds in the
Parakeet Exhibit, Check out the Silly String Asylum. Then get on board for a
tractor drawn hayride that travels down the dirt farm roads through the corn
fields where the friendly scarecrows stand, and get lost in our Corn Maze with
all of its twists and turns, and even dead ends. All ages. See web site for
schedule and pricing.
September 26 - October 31 Odyssey
Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze Odyssey Fun World
Tinley Park, 19111 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park The
Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is built on a 110 acre real farm.
This year's 15 acre corn maze design is “MAMBA OUT,” a tribute to Kobe Bryant
Tribute. Other activities include Giant Pillow Bouncy, Expanded Barnyard Zoo,
corn cannons, a cow train, Duck Races, hay rides, and pony rides (weekends) and
more! All ages. 10am - 6pm. Fees for some activities.
October 1 - 31 Fall
Color Festival and Scarecrow Trail Morton Arboretum, 4100
Illinois Route 53, Lisle The
Fall Color Festival celebrates the most brilliant season at The Morton
Arboretum. Take in 1,700 acres of seasonal splendor, as hundreds of thousands of
trees from 40 countries blaze with fiery orange, warm gold, and vivid crimson.
During October, reserve a timed-entry passes and walk the Scarecrow Trail,
showcasing scarecrows created by local scout troops and school groups.
October 1-31 Pumpkin
Fest Cosley Zoo, 1356 Gary Ave., Wheaton Come
out to Cosley Zoo this fall and enjoy the colors of the season, see the animals,
and pick out your pumpkin. Pumpkins, gourds, apples, cider, corn stalks, and
straw bales are all available for purchase. During regular hours. Regular
admission rates apply with fees for rides. Capacity in the zoo is limited. All
individuals will need a reserved ticket. Walk-up tickets will not be available.
All ages. Regular admission applies.
October 1 - November 1, Thur-Sun Fall
Fest Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago
a free reservation to visit the zoo this fall to stroll the one-way trail and
cherish the fall ambiance without the crowds. This year, Lincoln Park Zoo will
be adorned with carved pumpkins, corn husks, and hay bales—not to mention the
crisp autumn breeze rustling orange and yellow leaves and fall temperatures
favorable for outdoor animal viewing. Experience the new Pumpkin Walk, a
beautifully designed path through Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo (one $3 ticket
required for entry), plus live professional pumpkin carvers on Saturdays. All
ages. 10am - 5pm with reservation. FREE.
October 9-11 St.
Charles Scarecrow Stroll Downtown St. Charles, 450 W.
Main Street, St. Charles This
year's Scarecrow Festival is now a stroll, with scarecrows positioned to
encourage social distancing. Other events include a Drive-In Concert in
partnership with the St. Charles Park District, a scavenger hunt throughout the
downtown, a pumpkin carver who will be live streamed from a roped area, and a
photography station in Lincoln Park. Kids can also enjoy Scarecrow in a Box,
which provides materials to make a scarecrow at home, in place of the
traditional “Make-Your-Own- Scarecrow” station. All ages. See web site for
October 24-25 Ghost
Hunt Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Boulevard,
Kohl Children's Museum Women's Board presents a safe and secure alternative to
trick-or-treating this year with the first-ever Ghost Hunt in our outdoor
haunted Habitat Park. Featuring One-way path through the 2-acre park; Timed
entry for plenty of social distancing between families; 11 trick-or-treat
stations; and more than a dozen ghostly friends hidden along the way. Costumes
encouraged. All ages. 3-7pm. $15/child.