Area Fall Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Apple Orchards 2017

It’s our favorite time of year at Springfield Moms Please be sure to check the website of each patch, corn maze and orchard to confirm times and open dates as they can change!  


SpMoms Featured Pumpkin Patches 

IMG_0250Indian Creek Farmstead (Petersburg, IL) Indian Creek Logo_R

Open Saturdays and Sundays September 9th – October 31st.
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pumpkins (Pre-picked and U-pick)
Kids Area with train ride, shelled corn boxes, sand boxes, farm animals and more!
Tractor pulled Wagon Rides for all ages through fields, flowers and timber trail.
Food and Beverages (soft drinks, wine and beer)
Retail Shop
Entertainment (Check web site for dates, times and style)
We are available for Private Events (School tours, Weddings, Parties & more)
19468 Curtis Blacktop Rd., Petersburg, IL  62675 217/717-4401

Gail’s Pumpkin Patch (Beason, IL)  

Open September 1 to October 31  Hours Sunday thru Friday 12 to 5:30, Saturday 10 to 5:30pm.  Owners Gail and David are fourth generation farmers in central Illinois! This farm offers pumpkins, mums, straw bales, jams, jellies, ornamental gourds/corn, local honey and more. Antique tractor fun! Don’t miss this great family tradition.  217-447-3409 Located about 1 hour northeast of Springfield (east of Lincoln). 

Indian Knoll (Mechanicsburg, IL)

Open Saturdays 10 pm- 5 pm, Sundays Noon- 5 pmSept. 23- Oct. 29. Open Columbus Day 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This patch has over 60 varieties of pumpkins, specialty pumpkins, gourds and squash. Also offers beautiful bittersweet, locally grown mums, ornamental corn and unique fall decor. Barn features local artisan crafts as well as fall decor. No admission fee. Free activities for children include corn box, farm animals to visit and a free wagon ride through the “jack patch.” Small fee for outdoor barnyard obstacles, barrel tractor train, and family game/playground, face painting and pumpkin painting. Pony rides each weekend in October. Food includes Elephant Ears, Caramel Apple Bowls, Cider Slushies, hand-dipped corn dogs, cider.Menu changes according to weather. Check website for special activities. Located about 20 miles SE of Springfield or 10.5 miles east of Rochester. 2850 N 1000 E Rd, Mechanicsburg. 


Pumpkin Creek Farms (Sherman, IL) 

Opening Day is September 9.This fun patch offers so much fun! From a petting zoo to a corn maze, you can spend a full day at this Patch located in Sherman, IL.  Join us for rubber duck races, crazy corn bin, a barrel train ride, pony swings, or climb Haystack Mountain.  Enjoy a walk through our three-acre maze and test your wits with our trivia game.    Come enjoy the fall season with us!  We are open Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm.  We will also be open on Columbus Day this year! 7392 Barclay Rd Sherman, IL 62684

Other Area Patches and Mazes:
  • Apple Barn (Chatham, IL).  They don’t have pick your own pumpkins, but they have a wonderful assortment of pre-picked pumpkins, baked goodies, apple cider, fall mums and much more!
  • Black Bart’s Pumpkin Patch (Warrensburg, IL). Black Bart’s offers you-pick pumpkins, already-picked pumpkins, wood maze, corn maze, gift shop, pirate ship play area, petting zoo area and haunted house. No pets please. Located about a 1 hour drive from Springfield (Nwest of Decatur).
  • Bomke’s Patch  Experience old-fashioned farm life at this pumpkin patch. 50 varieties of pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes. Children’s area, petting zoo, corn and bean mazes. Ride a wagon and pick your own pumpkin.
  • Broom Orchard (Carlinville, IL). Home to yearly apple and pumpkin festivals, this orchard has a farm market as well as the option to pick-your-own. Located about 1 hour south of Springfield just outside Carlinville.
  • Buxton’s Garden Farm Corn Maize (Sullivan, IL). Challenging, confusing, and a whole lot of fun! The daytime maze will be friendly and fun, while the nighttime maze will be haunted and scary. There is a smaller maze for those with little ones. Open in October.
  • Curtis Orchard (Champaign, IL). Enjoy picking your own apples, corn maze, kettle corn and more.  This orchard also has many activities for kids, a bakery and cafe. Located about 1.5 hours northeast of Springfield.
  • Great Pumpkin Patch (Arthur, IL).   Located on 200 acres, this patch has 300 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds from over 30 countries around the world. There are several places to eat and drink on the farm and lots of entertainment on the weekends.
  • Kristin’s Pumpkin Patch  (Springfield IL.)  6300 Wind Tree Rd Open 10am-6PM Friday-Sunday. 
  • Rader Family Farms (Normal, IL). Take a walk through Rader Farm’s redesigned corn maze. Lots of fun activities for all ages, enough to make a full day of it! Season passes and coupons available.
  • Tanners Orchard (Speer, IL). Tanners Orchard is a family destination with their own apple bin bakery, a large farm market, wagon rides to the orchard for pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, and a children’s playground with farm animals. Located about 2 hours north of Springfield (north of Peoria). 309-493-5442.
  • The Great Godfrey Maze (Godfrey, IL).  The Great Godfrey Maze consists of two paths cut into seven acres of corn for you to get lost on. Located in Glazebrook Park in scenic Godfrey, the Great Godfrey Maze is open on the weekends in the fall for general admission Located near Alton, this 7-acre maze is located about two hours southwest of Springfield.  
  • Eckert’s (Grafton, Belleville and Millstadt, IL). The Belleville location is by far the largest, with a restaurant, store, ice cream shop, garden center, children’s attractions/rides, as well as rides to the orchard to pick apples or pumpkins. During the peak fall times, live entertainment and concession stands are available. The static areas (restaurant/store) are open all year round. Belleville location is about a 2 hour drive south of Springfield.
  • Rock Springs Nature Center (Decatur, IL). The Fall Harvest Festival at Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Rd., Decatur will be held on October 29 from 1-4 pm. Celebrate fall with FREE crafts, pumpkin rolls, wagon rides, and a child-sized straw maze. For a fee of $2, participants can learn basic archery techniques and take aim at life-like 3-D targets.

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Don’t miss our other resources also available from our A-Z index under Fall Family Guide including Fall Festivals, Kids Costume Contests, All Things Spooky, & Trick or Treating Times.






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