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!
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. This year’s theme to the renowned maze is celebrating the Spring Grove farm’s 20th anniversary. 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 31.
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/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 Sunday, 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.
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 a plethora of 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. Lambs Farm just celebrated its 60th born day in September. Don't miss their Model Train Day on October 16
Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville.
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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 through Halloween 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.
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.
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 is 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.
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Well folks, tomorrow is our last Saturday at the @grayslakefarmersmarket! We’ve had a blast these past 6 months working markets throughout the North Shore. Come on out to Grayslake on Saturday between 10am-2pm so we can make you some delicious beverages and help you wrap up your Christmas gift shopping! ??☕️