If you’re like me and can’t wait for the cooler weather, the beautiful changing colors, pumpkin spice everything, apple cider donuts, and of course fall, then stick around and find out where some of our favorites places to hang out. We’ve personally been to all these farms for fall fun and can attest to how wonderful they are. As we explore more farms, I’ll be sure to add to the list.

Tip: Try to enjoy the fun early in the season when it’s not too cold and not too crowded!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your flannels or sweaters and leggings and head out to these farms for fall fun!

All Seasons Orchard

Family Fun Review of All Seasons Orchard in Woodstock, Illinois. The best apple picking, apple cider donuts, and hand-dipped caramel apples.

Why we love it:

  • One of the largest honeycrisp orchards around
  • Enjoy apple cider donuts and apple cider slushies or anything caramel (caramel is made on-site)
  • Tire out the kids with more than 30 activities for the kids including fun ziplines, the moo train, and a petting zoo
  • Take a tractor-driven wagon out to the apple orchard or pumpkin field
  • Everything is spread out so doesn’t seem so crowded even though it’s busy
  • Asian pears are available later during the season
  • Cute animals at the petting zoo and barnyard

Check out all the details here. 

Royal Oak Farm Orchard

Fall fun at Royal Oak Farm in Harvard, Illinois

Why we love it:

  • Weave through the nation’s only apple maze
  • Take a tractor ride out to the orchard to go apple picking
  • Enjoy their delicious apple cider donuts and apple cider by the bonfire (nothing screams fall more than that!)
  • Try their famous chicken pot pie
  • Mostly free play area with petting zoo, things to climb through. Pay for carousel and train.

Check out all the details here. 

Stade’s Farm and Market

Autumn Festival at Stades Farm in McHenry

Why we love it:

  • Activities galore during eight weekends of the season
  • Fun ride out to the pumpkin patch with plenty of pumpkins to choose from
  • Take a ride on the cute pumpkin train
  • Take a spin on an authentic restored Hershell wooden carousel

Check out all the details here.

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch (Hampshire)



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  • Head out on the wagon to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard
  • Grab some yummy roasted corn or apple cider donuts
  • Save some time to go on the train ride that goes around the lake
  • A really fun light show through the farm (longer light show this year!)

Check out all the things you can do at Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch. 

Richardson Adventure Farm

Family fun at Richardson Adventure Farm | Home of the "World's Largest Corn Maze"

Why we love it: 

  • Getting lost in the “World’s Largest Corn Maze”
  • Ride the real train on the tracks
  • Take a spin on vintage carousel
  • Tons of things to do on the farm (more than 30 activities!)

Check out all the things you can do at Richardson Adventure Farm.

Where is your favorite farm for fall fun?





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