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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 visit 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. The design commemorates the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet, and since 1970, we’ve celebrated this holiday in the United States. Besides the famous 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 8.

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

Didier Farms in Lincolnshire

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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). 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 Saturday, 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., Lincolnshire.

Lambs Farm in Libertyville


Lambs Farm opened their doors for the season on July 7. The Libertyville farmyard features a petting area with sheep, goats, and a variety of attractions like miniature golf, an old-world carousel and more. Also, visit the Dogwood Pet Shop, Magnolia Café & Bakery and the Sugar Maple Country Store for delectable treats, unique items and adorable puppies and kittens. All the businesses at Lambs Farm benefit programs for people with developmental disabilities. The Libertyville grounds require guests to stay a minimum of six feet from customers at staff at all times, wear a facemask, use hand sanitizer and wash your hands. Visitors are required to make reservations before entering the grounds at lambsfarm.org/product/farmyard-reservations, while you may also call 847-367-7606 for the Dogwood Garden & Pet Center. The Cedar Chest Thrift Shop has reopened. The Magnolia Café & Bakery is still open for curbside pickup and indoor dining on Fridays and Saturdays. Donations are accepted. Lambs Farm is open through Sunday, October 25.

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

Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm in Waukegan

 

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The Waukegan farm offers a corn maze, farm tour hayrides, a petting zoo, a picnic area, a gift shop and a pumpkin farm. With the public health crisis going on, weekends will require timed entry tickets. The farm is open from September 19-November 1. Please visit the website for prices and more information. Krolls now offers contactless payment.

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

Country Bumpkin Pumpkinfest in Mundelein

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 Friday, October 30.

Country Bumpkin, 27691 N. Gilmer Rd., Mundelein.

Lake County Farmers Markets


There are still a few farmers markets open through October and November! Lake County’s Farmers Markets are more than just places to find the freshest, locally grown and deliciously ripe fruits and vegetables of the season. Old McDonald’s land of lakes markets also a place where neighbors, friends and family shop for unique handmade goods and explore the never-ending variety of exciting items from welcoming vendors.

Other Fall Farm Fun Options

  • Heinz Apple Orchard in Green Oaks
  • Patch 22 in Wadsworth
  • Elawa Farm in Lake Forest

For more fall farm fun in Lake County, continue here. Click here to find everything going on in September.

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