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Fall Farm Fun in Lake County

Fall Farm Fun in Lake County ‘is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,’ said by French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus.

So why does Fall Farm Fun in Lake County seem so inviting? Well, maybe it’s because it’s the mellow time of year, and nature is exploding with colors perfect for scenic shots and pumpkins!

Where can you find fall fun in Lake County? There are many different farms in the area that have brain teasing corn mazes, petting zoos, homemade cider, pumpkins, gourds, squash, hayrides, zip lines and the list goes on and on.

Plus, you know it’s time to visit the farm when pumpkin spice lattes appear at Starbucks (so you can get the local version option of the tasty beverage).

So choose a Farm for Fall Fun in Lake County to discover, meditate, learn and play!

Richardson’s  Adventure Farm & Corn Maze

You’ll be amazed by their maize mazes. Richardson’s Adventure Farm & Corn Maze is known for having the world’s most massive corn maze. The Spring Grove area spans 33 acres of land and is equipped with 11 miles of trails. Richardson Farm celebrates the Land of Lincoln turning the ripe old age of 200 this year. Visitors will walk through a design that includes the state of Illinois, beloved 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, the capitol building in Springfield, the John Hancock Building and Navy Pier’s Ferris Wheel in Chicago, a tractor representing probably both John Deere (based in Moline) and Caterpillar (based in Peoria) and various other outlines. Besides the renowned maze, the Adventure Farm features another five mazes, a zip line, a pumpkin patch, ORBiting rides (a ride inside a giant 11-football), live pig races,  a wooded picnic area, free campfires, pedal carts, pedal trikes, a goat farm, a corn cabin and wagon rides. Richardson Farm is open through Sunday, November 4.

Richardson’s Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove.

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Didier Farms

You haven’t lived unless you’ve been to Didier Farms Pumpkinfest. Everyone loves all the extravagant memories from the Lincolnshire/Prairie View Farm. The farm favorite features hayrides, pony rides, camel rides, kiddie rides, an exotic petting zoo, a parakeet exhibit, a corn maze and pig races (the sprinting porkies only gallop on the weekends). A new addition to this event is Buffalo Creek Mining Co, an area where kiddies can sift through the water to find gems. Don’t forget to visit Grandma D’s Bake Shop for scrumptious pies, cookies, fudge, homemade apple cider, kettle corn and pumpkin donuts. The farm’s doors are open through Wednesday, October 31. The farm, originally purchased by John Link who is the father of Mary Sue Didier, has been owned by a Didier descendant since 1912.

Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Prairie View.


Lambs Farm

Lambs Farm includes a farmyard which is fun for the whole family and features a petting area with sheep and goats and a variety of attractions like miniature golf, a mini-train ride, cow bounce house and an Old World carousel. Also visit the Dogwood Pet Shop, Magnolia Cafe & Bakery, the Cedar Chest Thrift Shop and the Sugar Maple Country Store. Your heart will instantly melt after seeing a puppy or a kitten at the pet shop (feel free to adopt a pal today). All the businesses at Lambs Farm benefit programs for people with developmental disabilities. Lambs Farm is open through October 29.

Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville.

 

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Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm

The Waukegan farm offers a corn maze, farm tour hayrides, a petting zoo, a picnic area, a gift shop and a pumpkin farm. Please visit the website for prices and more information.

Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm, 13236 W. Town Line Rd., Waukegan.

Country Bumpkin Pumpkinfest

Enjoy fall at Country Bumpkin, where attendees can go for a ride on the barrel train, pick out some pumpkins, pick up some fall decor and mums, jump in the moonwalks, find your way through the straw maze, visit with the animals in the petting zoo and more. The Mundelein pumpkin fest runs through October 31.

Country Bumpkin, Gilmer & Hawley Streets, Mundelein.

Other Fall Farm Fun Options

  • Heinz Apple Orchard in Green Oaks
  • Patch 22 in Wadsworth
  • Elawa Farm’s Spooktacular in Lake Forest on October 28

To more fall farm fun in Lake County, continue here. To view where you can find a pumpkin in Lake County, continue here. Click here to set up your fall photo op, or read more here about Spooks & Spirits in Lake County.

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