Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Southern Illinois?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Southern Illinois, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free.

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and their trips and activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the Scouts and U.S. military troops, click here and help the Boy Scouts!

Updates for September 2020

Most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! You may also like a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.

Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.

NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website,  thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!

After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt.  If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Alexander County

Bond County

  • Daniken Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch - Uses integrated pest management practices, corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    781 Illinois Route 140, Pocahontas, IL 62275. Phone: 618-664-4067. Alternate Phone: 618-410-9701. Email: canaanchamp@yahoo.com. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 6pm; September 14 to October 27; Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day) 10am to 6pm. Directions: 5 miles west of Greenville, IL on Illinois Route 140. From Interstate 70 take exit 36. Go north from the exit ramp on Pokey Road for 4 miles until the first stop sign. Turn right onto Illinois Route 140 for 3.5 miles. Farm is on left. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Come out to our two acre pumpkin patch and 2 acre corn maze nestled next to our beautiful farm pond and wood lot. Take a tractor drawn hayride through our 60 acre Christmas Tree farm on your way to the corn maze and pumpkin patch with forests of oak, maple, hickory, and walnut as a scenic fall backdrop. Take all the time you like searching for the best pumpkins in the patch and exploring the corn maze. Another hayride brings you back to the main barn and gift shop for refreshments and checkout.

Clark County

Clay County

  • Streif's Country Market - Pumpkins, ornamental gourds, mums, and fall decorations.
    788 Marble Lane, Louisville, IL 62858. Phone: 618-665-4064. Email: bstreif@wabash.net. Directions: Located 7/10 of a mile north of Flora, IL on route 45. Open: Friday 3-6 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9-6 pm through October.

Clinton County

  • McConauchie Manor Farm - strawberries, corn maze, pumpkins, meats, honey
    9360 Brinkman Rd, Carlyle, Illinois, IL 62231. Phone: (618) 780-4995. Open: See their webiste. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are quite diversified in what we offer - livestock, berries, and honey. While we strive to follow organic practices and raise our produce and livestock free of harmful chemicals and antibiotics, we are NOT officially an organic farm. When it comes to strawberries, we do not lie when we say they are the best in the area! We have big, juicy California variety berries that are picked at the peak of freshness and delivered daily to local business and markets. Or, better yet, come pick them for yourself in our U-Pick berry patch! Our berries are grown in our fields on raised beds each fall and are protected through the winter with special blankets which allow us to sell early. Among the varieties of strawberries that we offer are Albion, CamaRosa, San Andreas and Chandler. Each fall, McConauchie's, hosts a fall festival complete with a corn maze and many other attractions! Come for the corn maze but your ticket will also include hay rides, a petting zoo, access to the playground (and the popular TIRE MOUNTAIN), take a ride on a pony in our riding arena and go on a barrel train ride through the farm. For an additional fee, use our pumpkin chucker to hit targets out in the back field!  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: September 4, 2017, JBS)

Crawford County

Cumberland County

Edwards County

Fayette County

  • Happy Hollow Farms - , corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins (brought in from the field)
    Co Rd 2250 E, St. Elmo, IL 62458. Phone: 618-322-6831. Email: happyhollowfarms@yahoo.com. Open: Friday 4pm -7pm Saturday 8am - 7pm Sunday 1pm - 5 pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check .

Franklin County

  • Breezy Hill Farm - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    14395 4 Mile Lane, Benton, IL 62812. Phone: 618-937-2884. Email: breezyhillfarm4@yahoo.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open for Fall Activities and Decorations September 11 thru November 14. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. also grown on our farm, fall mums, Indian corn, and new for this year, a fence maze.

Galatin County

Hamilton County

  • Organ Farms - Fall Country Fun - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, porta-potties, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    Rr 4 Box 271 4 miles east of McLeansboro on Route 14, Mcleansboro, IL 62859. Phone: 618-643-3800. Alternate Phone: 618-643-2800. Fax: 618-643-2800. Email: organfarms@hamiltoncom.net. Open: September 22 to October 31; Monday to Friday open for groups; Call for details on setting up your group for day or evening; Saturday and Sundays open 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: 4 miles east of McLeansboro, IL on Route 14. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.Here are just a few of the things you can do at Organ Farms: 5-Acre Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Weiner Roasts, Birthday Parties, Bonfires, Straw Maze, Farm Animals, Fall Decorations, Cow Milking Game, Huge Slides, Jungle Gym Play Area, Pumpkin Rolls, Pumpkin Bread, Caramel Corn, Lots of Games, Pumpkins, Mums, Gourds, Fodder Shocks, 12-Foot Teepee, Play House. 

Hancock County

  • McVeigh's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    956 E County Rd 1800, Hamilton, IL 62341. Phone: (217)847-3246. Directions: 4 1/2 miles North on Connable Road Hamilton Illinois Look for signs And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Pumpkin patch open Monday to Sunday 8 am to 8 pm Corn maze open Thursday to Saturday 10 am to 7 pm Sunday 1 pm to 7 pm Corn maze is open from September 8, 2007 through October 31, 2007. Thursday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm Sundays 1 pm to 7 pm Pumpkin patch is open daily 8 am to 8 pm September 8 to October 31, 2007 Payment: Cash, Check.

Hardin County

Henderson County

  • Roger's Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins, hay rides and a corn maze
    RR 1 Box 108, Lomax, IL 61454. Phone: (217) 449-3486. Email: rogerspumpkin@yahoo.com. 15 acres of pumpkins, squash and gourds. We also offer garden mums and bittersweet. Open: Our season runs from Sept thru Oct 8:00 am till dusk. The first Saturday in October is Family Day. We have a storyteller, TiPi tours, train rides, and a bounce house. Along with these activities are also the corn maze which is open every weekend from 8:00am till dusk. Enjoy an old fashioned country custom. Hop on and take a tractor driven hayride. Hayrides continously on weekends as weather permits.
  • Slagel Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field
    Hiway 192, Oquawka, IL 61469. Phone: 309-586-4093. Email us at: slagel@frontiernet.net. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: 9:ooam to 6:00pm 7 days a week Payment: Cash, Check. Also, prepicked sweet corn, green beans, watermelons, muskmelons, watermelons, summer and fall squash, pumpkins, gourds and many other produce items- availability begins in June and ends Nov1. We pick the produce, U pick is not available. (UPDATED: April 30, 2018, JBS)

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Lawrence County

Madison County

Marion County

  • Glorify God Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    3042 Cannon Gardens, Salem, IL 62881. Phone: 618-315-4444. Alternate Phone: 618-740-1215. Email: itspumpkintime@live.com. Open: Friday nights 7:38 am to 10:30pm, Saturdays 11:00am to 6:30pm, Sundays 1:00 am to 6:00pm. Directions: Take Route 50 East from Salem 5 miles and turn right on 5 Mile Creek (Signs posted), Hang left at Cannon Gardens, wind around the lake and you are there. Click here for a map and directions. Open each year from the 2nd weekend in September till October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Check with us for special event dates such as pumpkin painting contests, & champion mazer contests. We offer pumpkin painting with the purchase of any pumpkin. We have a climbable haystack and a corn box for children to play in. We often have homemade specials in the concession stand such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, chili, chicken noodle soup, and other pies.
  • Schwartz Farmsapples, pumpkins
    1941 Copple Road, Centralia, IL 62801.  Phone: 618-532-8058. Alternate phone: 618-249-8546. Also apple cider, honey, molasses & apple butter. Also apple cider, honey, molasses & apple butter. Directions: In Southern Illinois and just an easy hours drive from St. Louis, Schwartz Orchard is just east of Centralia. If you live in Mt. Vernon, Centralia, or Salem we are in your neighborhood. Fresh Produce and Beautiful Flowers. Fresh, in season apples peaches, pears, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and more are available at Schwartz Orchard. We offer both picked and "you" pick fruits and berries. Come see our different varieties of blooming flowers and beautiful hanging baskets.  Schwartz Orchard has a complete kitchen. We offer baked goods from Strawberry Shortcake to Peach Cobbler. We don't stop there. come by and try one out. We have picnic tables  for you to sit back, snack and enjoy. Place your orders for your family reunions. We will have them "hot" and waiting for you to pick up. We have apple butter, jellies, and jams with eight new "low" sugar items. 

Massac County

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Monroe County

  • Stuckmeyer's Plants & ProduceU-pick pumpkins .  
    9204 Bluff Road,  Waterloo, IL (Monroe County)  Phone: 618-935-2501.     Market: tomatoes, corn, beans, melons, pumpkins.  The most fun that we have is when people that first came out for pumpkins as little kids are now bringing kids of their own to the pumpkin patch! Our store is open daily ( pumpkins are already picked and ready to go). For pumpkin picking and lots of other fun things to do, come to the farm! It is open every Saturday and Sunday in October.

Perry County

Pope County

  • Little Texas Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
    780 Renshaw Road, Grantsburg, IL 62943. Phone: 270-559-5849. Fax: 270-575-9276. Email: littletexasjim@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 9 am to 2 pm. Directions: From I-24: Exit to the east at New Columbia/Big Bay exit. Go east 2 1/2 miles on Big Bay Road to Big Bay; turn left (north) on Old Marion Road (before the tracks). Go beside the tracks for 2 miles into Reevesville; left across the tracks at the only crossing. Travel the gravel road. Garden is 1/2 mile on the left. From 145: Travel to Renshaw (2 miles south of 146, or, 13 miles north from the Metropolis exit off I-24). Travel WEST on the only gravel road from Renshaw -- Reevesville Road -- 2 miles. Farm is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Also available are tomatoes, specialty tomatoes, squash, peppers, specialty pepeppers. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Bring snacks and drinks. This is a remote location without amenities. A great place for walking or for sitting in the shade! Glad to have you!.

Pulaski County

Randolph County

  • G & C Meyer Farm - pumpkins. 
    4370 Rockcastle Road, Steeleville, IL 62288 Phone: 618-965-3800. Open April 26 - Halloween, 8 am to 6 pm, Monday-Friday; 1 pm - 5 pm, Sunday; call for appointment otherwise.
  • Guten Tag Orchard - apples, pumpkins
    3946 State Route #3, Chester, IL (Randolph County) 6 hours from Chicago. Phone: 618-826-3300.

Richland County

Saline County

St. Clair County

  • Braeutigam Orchards - U-pick: apples, pumpkins
    2765 Turkey Hill Lane, Belleville, IL.  Phone: 618-233-4059.Open:Seasonal from June to October Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 20 miles Southeast of Street Louis. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 30, 2018, JBS)
  • Eckert's Country Store and Farms - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220. Phone: (618) 233-0513. Email: eckert-info@eckerts.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: See our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. See our website for current crop information. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Starting as a simple roadside stand in 1910, the sixth and seventh generations of the Eckert family now operates three retail, entertainment and farming establishments in southern Illinois. Eckert's Belleville location is open year round and is home to the Country Store, Restaurant, Garden Center, Custard Shop and Pick-Your-Own farm. Visit our website to learn more about our wide array of products, ripening dates, activities and so much more!.
  • Eckert's Millstadt Farm - apples, hayrides, jumping pillows, pumpkin cannon, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, pumpkins, Christmas trees
    2719 Eckert Orchard Lane, Millstadt, IL 62260. Phone: (800)745-0513. Open:  See our website for current hours. Directions: Click here for farm directions. Only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, your whole family will love Eckert's Millstadt Fun Farm! Visit the incredible creations in Uncle Aubrey's Workshop, squeal with delight at Billy Bob's pig races, ride the Deere Express through the orchard, then plunge into the 70-foot underground slide at Eckert's Mining Company! Wagon rides to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch are a favorite for all. Visit Uncle Aubrey's Workshop, or join us for a Haunted Hayride this September & October - if you dare! There's so many activities for the kids see and do... you'll wear the kids out... and Mom and Dad, too! Our jumping pillow is a giant colorful, inflatable pillow that is so much fun and will keep your kids entertained. Fun for adults, too! We can't forget about the amazing pumpkin cannon, the Jack-O-Lobber. The Jack-O-Lobber fires a pumpkin a half-mile! Shows are every hour on the hour Friday through Sunday. If you are craving mouth-watering country food like roasted sweet corn or chicken shish kababs be sure to stop by Bob's N'Cobs Food Stand. Of course, hotdogs, bratwurst, KettleKorn, homemade ice cream and funnel cakes are always on the menu too! Eckert's is known far and wide for its great country entertainment. Watch a real live melodrama play out on the Grand Stage. (ADDED: August 26, 2011, by Blake)

Union County

Wabash County

Washington County

  • Country Kids Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, petting zoo, farm animals
    14758 County Highway 11, Hoyleton, IL 62803. Phone: (618) 314-0728. Email: ccherrmann@juno.com. Open: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We feature pedal go karts, hop along bouncer ponies, duck race, scavenger hunt within the 3 acre corn maze, horse tire swings, educational games and activities, and much more including sling shot games and sac races. We also decorate for fall weddings, reunions, businesses, and other fall gatherings. (UPDATED: September 06, 2020)

Wayne County

  • Shreve's Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Rr 4 Box 309, Barnhill, IL 62809. Phone: (618)896-5656. Alternate Phone: (618)516-1851. Email: bosspumpkin@yahoo.com. Open: September - October Monday to Saturday 10:00am 6:00pm Sunday 12:00pm to 6:00P;M Evening parties/gatherings available upon request. Directions: We are located just North of the Mill Shoals exit 110 on I-64. Turn East at the Barnhill crossroads(there are blue tourists info signs telling you to turn here). From there follow the orange pumpkin patch signs to our farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. New to the pumpkin patch is an additional all purpose building that is currently taking reservations for birthday parties, bridal/baby showers, reunions, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, etc. Catering is also available upon request.

White County

Williamson County

  • Bandy's Pumpkin Farm - corn maze, pumpkins, hayrides, picnic area, concession stand, restrooms
    15020 Pumpkin Patch Rd, Johnston City, IL 62951. Phone: 618-983-8676. Email: bandypumpkinpatch@hotmail.com. Open: October 1st thru 30th daily (7 days)  from 9am to 6pm. They have a play barn with slides and bounce areas. Corn maze and hayrides. Concession Stand and picnic area with a bonfire pit. Face painting. They also have bathrooms on site..

 

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