Nestled on five acres, Cosley Zoo is home to native Illinois wildlife as well as farm animals. During the fall season, they offer a special event that takes place during the entire month of October called “Pumpkin Fest”. Enjoy the colors of the season, take a look at all the different animals, and pick out the most perfect pumpkins! They have pumpkins, gourds, apples, corns stalks, cider, and straw bales that are available for purchase.
Admission is included with your general admission entry ticket and all individuals will need a reserved ticket. Walk-up tickets are not available.
It’s spooky season at Sonny Acres Farms! They offer fun attractions and amusements such as jumping pillow, day trail, parakeet encounter, and a petting zoo. Take a stroll through the haunted barn or travel down the scary, haunted trail. Don’t forget to check out the awesome farm fresh store that is filled with fresh produce, donuts, sweets, and seasonal items. Find the perfect pumpkin to bring back home!
Sonny Acres Farm is open from 11AM to 6PM Tuesday through Friday and 10AM to 6PM on Saturday and Sunday.
Pumpkin Fest at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm | Lockport
Celebrating 30 years of fun on the farm, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm offers affordable fun for all ages! They are a 4th generation family farm that is actually a real operating family farm year-round. Explore their famous ten-acre corn maze and enjoy the various attractions. Some of the fun attractions include Lexi’s Jumbo Jumpin’ Pillows, The Wizzer, Scrap Yard Shout Out, and the U-Pick Pumpkin Field.
After a long, fun-filled day, make sure to pick up some delicious food on the farm. Stop by Captain Dave’s Grub Gallery for a basket of cheese curds or stop by Kyle’s Corn Crib Café for a nice slice of pizza.
Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls, oh my! Monster Madness is a fun-filled fair taking place on Saturday, October 23rd that is filled with games, animals, and goodies. Each admission is $20 per child/wristband and includes 20 games, caution tape maze, petting zoo, pony rides, and photo ops. Enjoy a snack at the 'Creepy Café' (concessions at an additional cost).
Families must pre-register each child for a time slot. No walk-ups allowed.
On October 31st from 6-8:30pm, enjoy trick or treating in a non-scary environment at Burr Ridge Community Center! All Hallow’s Eve offers fun, kid-friendly activities including Cookie Walk, Enchanted Playground Popcorn, and Halloween stations with prizes. This event is for children ages 1.5 to 11 (with a parent) and no pre-registration is required. Pay at the door. Residents of Burr Ridge $10/per child. Non-residents $15/per child. Under 18 Mo. Free.
Johansen Farms: Children’s Zoo, Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival | Bolingbrook
Johansen Farms Children’s Zoo and Fall Festival is a seasonal event that runs from the end of September until the end of October. You only have to pay one admission price per person in order to have access to all of their fun attractions. Enjoy everything including petting zoo animals, hayrides, pony rides, slides, mini golf, and much more!
There is plenty of free parking, and there is no charge to visit the open market area and the pumpkin patch. They have delicious food, drinks and goodies including their famous apple cider doughnuts and their fabulous pie!
Do you enjoy dressing up your dog for Halloween, but have nowhere to show off their fabulous costume? Check out the Howl O’Ween Dog Parade on October 23th in Geneva at Peck Farm Park! This event is free and fun for the entire family. They will award prizes to the funniest, most creative, and scariest costumes. Pre-registration is required, so find the perfect outfit for your furry friend and register for a spot soon!