It’s that time of year again when High Point Community Apartment residents search for the perfect pumpkin. Porches and entryways will soon be aglow with Jack-O-Lanterns sporting their eerie grins. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin patch, you won’t have to travel far from home to enjoy these unique, fun-filled farms.
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm
Plan to spend the entire day at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport. You and your friends will be treated to more than 30 attractions at the farm’s annual Pumpkin Fest. If you’re looking for that perfect pumpkin, plan on visiting the farm from September 28th to October 31st, while pumpkins are ripe for harvesting.
A tractor-pulled hayrack will take you out to the pumpkin patch, where you can handpick your pumpkin from the vine. Pumpkins are purchased by the pound at $0.49 per pound or $4.00 for a pumpkin weighing 8 pounds or less. After you make the perfect pumpkin selection, greet Zach’s farm animals or see if you can spot the queen bee at a demonstration beehive at Kaity’s Country Store.
Be sure to check out the Cock A Doodle Doo Choir, Ghost Town Railroad (which takes you to the Golden Gulch Gem Mine), and Mia & Miley’s Mountain Slide (the longest and tallest slide in the Midwest).
During Pumpkin Fest, the farm also provides a variety of delectable eats, such as freshly made apple cider donuts, smoked meats, and homegrown sweet corn. Enjoy great fun here seven days a week, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. General admission to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm is $18.95 per person during weekends and $11.95 Mondays through Fridays. Children 2-years and under get free admission. Grandparents also get free admission Mondays through Fridays with a paid grandchild ticket.
Note that the weekday after-school special (excluding Columbus Day) is only $9.99.
Get into the largest corn box in the U.S. at Bengston Farm in Homer Glen. You’ll love the sensational feeling of swimming through 5,000 bushels of corn kernels. Plan to spend the entire day enjoying fun-filled activities at Bengston Farm. You’ll appreciate the pig races, Pumpkin Chucker (capable of launching a full-grown pumpkin over a quarter of a mile), and Gemstone Mining Sluice (where you can go gem-hunting).
If you’re here for pumpkins, handpick your own from the pumpkin patch filled with an incredible variety of pumpkins and gourds. Pumpkin prices vary depending on weight and variety from $0.39 per pound to $0.50 per pound. The Pumpkin Fest will last from September 13th to October 31st. Bengston Farm’s hours and admission rates vary throughout the season, so be sure to check out the particulars before you make plans to visit.
All in all, these Will County farms offer the best pumpkins and fall pumpkin fests in the region. If you’d like to have frequent access to these Will County farms, consider making HighPoint Community Apartments your new home. For more information about making a move or to schedule a tour of our luxurious apartments, contact us today.Back to all posts