Hayrides in McHenry County

Fall Fun in McHenry County

As a boy mom, it is an obligation to like all kinds of trucks, cars, tractors, trailers, and my favorite, hayrides. There is something special about sitting on a bale of hay with the family and not having to worry about strapping someone into a car seat. You and your family can still enjoy this classic fall activity here in McHenry County, and I’ve done the leg-work required to point you in the right direction for your family hayride!

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Hayrides in McHenry County

These locations offer hayrides all season long:

Goebbert’s Farm and Garden Center
40 W. Higgins Rd., South Barrington | (847) 428-6727
42W813 Reinking Rd., Hampshire | (847) 464-5952
Great fun for all ages, this farm is open through October 31, seven days a week. Wagon rides are included in Animal Land Admission. There are various other activities including a corn maze, animal rides, and a pumpkin eating dinosaur, as well as an on-site restaurant, Red Barn Cafe & Bakery, and a harvest market. See website for full pricing. Read Tracy’s 2016 review.

Richardson Adventure Farm
909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove | (815) 675-9729
This fun farm is open Thursday through Sunday through November 3 (varying hours). The fastest way to get out to the pumpkin patch is on Richardson’s one-of-a-kind wagon ride. This wagon features real bus seats! Admission includes tons of fun: entrance into the maze, observation tower, train, wagon ride, carousel, pig races, pedal bikes and trikes, slides, and more. Pumpkins, food items, and other activities such as zip-lining, paintball, and gemstone mining are available for an additional fee. See website for pricing.

Events with Hayrides

These one day or weekend events will also have hayrides:

Hayrides at the Park (Barrington)
BPD Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington | (847) 381-0687
October 4 & 11 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Your entire family can enjoy the closeness of snuggling together atop cozy hay bales as you wind along the trails of Citizens Park. When you return from your ride, we’ll have hot cocoa, cider, and s’ mores waiting to warm you up by the fireplace. Registration required for this event. Cost is $9-11.

Halloween Fun Night
Huntley Park District, 12015 Mill St., Huntley
October 19 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join the Huntley Park District this fall for an evening of indoor games, prizes, costume contests, and outdoor hayrides! Activities range from 25 cents – 1 dollar. Cash only. Recommended for ages 12 and younger.

Fall Harvest Fest on the Square
Huntley Town Square, 11704 Coral St., Huntley
October 21 11:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m
This event features free hayrides, food tents, costume parade, games, and more. 

“Not So Haunted” Hayrideregistration required
Diecke Park, Huntley
23 October 9:30 a.m.
A unique hayride experience through Deicke Park for Preschool-Aged Children. The trip will include a stop at a pumpkin patch and conclude with arts & crafts and a special storytime with the “Good Witch”. For children ages 2-5 with a caregiver, pre-registration required. The fee is $10 per resident child and $15 per non-resident child.

Halloween Howl
Fox Lake Police Department
October 28 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Your family will get to meet members of the Fox Lake Police Department, enjoy treats, hot dogs, bouncy houses, hot chocolate, hayrides, and candy apples. This is a free event and Halloween costumes are encouraged.

Where do you go for hayrides? Share it in the comments!

Find more fall fun for families at Fall in McHenry County. Find more hayrides at Hayrides in Lake County.

Hayrides in McHenry County

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