Fall Farm Fun in Lake County

By: Jonathan Jones 10/08/2023

Fall Farm Fun in Lake County 'is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,' said 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? Many farms in the area have brain-teasing corn mazes, petting zoos, homemade cider, pumpkins, gourds, squash, hayrides, zip lines, and so 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).

Visit a farm for fall fun in Lake County to discover, meditate, learn, and play!

Richardson’s  Adventure Farm & Corn Maze





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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 has 11 miles of trails. This year's theme for the renowned maze is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the legendary movie Jurassic Park. The design features the elements of their farm, from their overlooking structure of the labyrinth to the barn, to the Christmas Tree Farms, to the pumpkins, and the tulip fest launched earlier this year. 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, October 29.

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

Happy Times Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms in Lincolnshire





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Happy Times Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms in Lincolnshire The tradition continues at Happy Times Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms. 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). Remember to visit Grandma D's Bake Shop for delicious pies, cookies, fudge, homemade apple cider, kettle corn, and pumpkin donuts. The farm's doors are open through Sunday, October 29.

Happy Times Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire.

Lambs Farm in Libertyville





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Old Lake County had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. The Libertyville/Green Oaks farmyard is highlighted by a petting area with sheep, goats, and many other livestock creatures to meet and greet, various attractions like miniature golf, an old-world carousel, and more. Visit the homestead's Dogwood Pet Shop, Magnolia Café & Bakery, and the Sugar Maple Country Store for delectable treats, unique treasures, adorable puppies, and kittens. The Libertyville grounds' businesses benefit programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Don't miss their Trick or Treat on the Farm on October 28.

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. Krolls has Ag-education curriculums that give visitors facts about farm animals and crops. The farm is open through Halloween. Please visit the website for prices and more information. 

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

Country Bumpkin Pumpkinfest in Mundelein


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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 30.

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

Lake County Farmers Markets





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There are still a few farmers markets open through October and November! Lake County’s Farmers Markets are more than places to find the freshest, locally grown and deliciously ripe fruits and vegetables of the season. The Land of Lakes markets are 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





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For more fall farm fun in Lake County, continue here. 

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