There is no need to grab a pumpkin when you are grocery shopping. McHenry County (and the surrounding areas) have plenty of farms that will give you the perfect pumpkin and make memories your kids will never forget. Whether you want to traipse out into the mud and pick it off the vine or just enjoy a hayride and pick the perfect pumpkin that has already been harvested, memories are waiting to be made at the farm.
Please remember that many of these are working farms and therefore will be muddy and cash is always preferred. Please be sure to check the links in the listings for the most up to date information on each farm. The cold and wet spring has led to smaller pumpkins and limited crop.
McHenry County Pumpkin Patches
All Seasons Orchard
14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock | (815) 338-5637
Opens pumpkin patch opens at the end of September.
In addition to pumpkin picking, we also have apple picking, corn maze, petting zoo, jumping pillow, mini zip line, and 30 more activities. Read Jessica’s review.
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard
42W813 Reinking Road, Hampshire | (847) 464-5952
Open daily, September 14 – October 31st
Feed a giraffe, see the pumpkin eating dinosaur, and ride the Pumpkin Express train! Don’t leave without a homemade caramel apple and pumpkin picked from the field!
Dave’s Pumpkin Patch
9112 W. Algonquin Road, Huntley | 847-217-7767
For over 40 years, Dave’s Pumpkins has been providing the local area with fresh, locally grown pumpkins at one low price for any size. His patch charges $8 a pumpkin no matter how big it is. In addition to pumpkins for purchase, Dave’s Pumpkin patch also features hay rides, a small picnic/party area, pumpkin bowling, antique-style pedal tractors, and a mini corn maze.
Richardson Adventure Farm
9407 Richardson Rd., Spring Grove | 815-675-9729
Open Thursday – Sunday through November 3
Richardson is home of the World’s Largest corn maze! However, they also have thousands of pumpkins, squash, and gourds of all sizes and colors! Some are pre-picked but you can also pick your own. On weekends, a free wagon ride will take you out to the pumpkin patches and back. All pumpkins and squash are priced by weight. $0.45/ lb. In addition to their maze and pumpkins, they have a community campfire, a carousel, zip lines, and zorbing making this the perfect patch to take your tweens and teens to.
Royal Oak Farm
15908 Hebron Rd, Harvard | 815-648-4141
See website as to when pumpkins are ready
Royal Oak is our very favorite apple orchard, so this year we are going to check out their pumpkins as well. They offer a variety of U-pick and pre-picked pumpkins and squash. They also have some of the best apple cinnamon doughnuts and the cutest wooden playhouses for kids. The best part? Free admission and parking! Prices for pumpkins vary by the weight of the pumpkin.
Susie’s Garden Patch
10258 US Highway 20, Garden Prairie| (815) 597-3011
Canceled for 2019 due to crop failure. Will re-open in 2020.
Tom’s Pumpkin Farm
10214 W Algonquin Rd, Huntley | (847) 669-3421
Opens October 1, see website for hours
Their pumpkin patch features a petting zoo, pony rides, a bunny village, an inflated train, a corn maze, and delicious donuts. They even have a make and take scarecrow workshop and paint your own pottery center. What is nice about Tom’s Farm is that you pay one time for a wristband versus paying for each individual activity. Our writer Shelby goes every year; check out her list why you should go too.
Von Bergen’s Country Market
9805 Rt. 173, Hebron | (815) 648-2332
Von Bergen’s is a small family-owned farm that sells pumpkins as well as other fresh produce.
Stade’s Farm and Market
3709 W. Miller Rd, McHenry | 815-675-6396
Shades of Autumn Pumpkin Festival runs weekends through October 27.
Parking is free, but there is an admission fee. However, don’t let this be a deal-breaker – once you are in, most of the activities are free which actually saves you money in the long run. Admission is $15 for pumpkin lovers aged 3 – 64, and 65 and older are $10. Activities include a petting zoo, giant slides, pumpkin cannons, a hamster run, corn maze, inflatables, and more. After playing in the farm festival, take a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to find your very own pumpkin to take home.
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