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, 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 choose a Farm for Fall Fun in Lake County to discover, meditate, learn and play!
This Spring Grove farm is known as having the world’s largest corn maze spread out on 33 acres of land with 11 miles of trail. In this year’s edition of Richardson’s marquee maze, we celebrate the Chicago Cubs getting some hardware in the 2016 World Series. For over the century, Cubs fans have suffered, and now the loveable losers are back at it again as the boys in blue have clinched their third consecutive playoff berth. There are as many as five mazes and one of those labyrinths is a quiz maze. Richardson’s Adventure Farm & Corn Maze also features the board game Clue as a maze (FSI Farm Scene Investigation), a zip line stretching 700 feet long, a pumpkin patch, ZORB rides, a wooded picnic area, free campfires (don’t forget the marshmallows), three wooden bridges in the corn maze, pedal carts, pedal trikes, a goat farm, a corn cabin, concessions and of course a free wagon ride. The adventure farm is open through October 29.
Richardson’s Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove.
You haven’t lived unless you’ve been to Didier Farms Pumpkinfest.Everyone loves all the extravagant memories from the Lincolnshire 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 Tuesday, 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 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 minature 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. 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.
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.
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 pumpkinfest runs through October 31.
Country Bumpkin, Gilmer & Hawley Streets, Mundelein.