The wind is changing and the briskness of fall is blowing into the area. That means it is time for apples, pumpkins, and corn mazes! Corn mazes can provide tons of fun for families and are great for older children who are reluctant to spend a day on the farm with the family. Check out these mazes in McHenry County and add a bit of adventure to your fall fun.
Corn Mazes in McHenry County
If you have small kids or big kids, you’ll be able to keep them both happy with All Season’s corn maze, which has a 20-minute maze for the littles and a 45-minute maze for the bigger kids. The busiest days are on the weekend, but the farm is open weekdays rain or shine from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in September and October. Text a friend you’ve been meaning to get together with to meet you at All Seasons Orchard on a weekday so you can catch up without losing your little ones.
Every year this great corn maze wins World’s Largest Corn Maze and has been featured on CBS’s Sunday Morning. This year their maze celebrates Illinois’ Bicentennial. Don’t worry about someone in your party getting bored, Richardson’s doesn’t have just a corn maze, but also offers pig races, a 700 foot zip line, wagon rides, giant slides, ORBiting, a picnic area, camp fire pits, a pumpkin patch, and more! My family had so much fun here, I’d recommend it to anyone visiting from out-of-town or only living here for a short while.
Stade’s Farm (pronounced Stah-Dees) holds its annual Shades of Autumn every weekend through October. The corn maze is always a big hit and the farm also offers slides, wagon rides, Sunday morning worship, and food vendors. Be sure to check out the petting zoo which houses a llama and alpaca, and don’t miss the pumpkin barrel train, and pumpkin cannon demonstrations.
Tom’s Farm Market & Garden Center
10214 W. Algonquin Road, Huntley | (847) 669-3421
Fall Festival runs September 29 – October 30
See website for hours and prices.
Tom’s is Little Lake County writer Shelby’s favorite fall farm; she even went so far as to list out her top-10 reasons to visit. With a six-acre corn maze (and straw maze for young children), play land, animal land, and barrel rides, there is a harvest-themed activity to suit everyone in your family. And that’s just the beginning. Kids of all ages will delight in activities such as a climbing spider web, straw mound, goat walk, corn crib box, petting zoo, bunny village, jumping activities, inflatables, and a tire mound to climb.
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Find more corn mazes in Lake County and Southern Wisconsin at Little Lake County.