GLENVIEW, IL — Coronavirus has taken its toll on Illinois, canceling events and postponing sports, graduations and even weddings, but there’s one thing it hasn’t taken from us: Fall fun.
From pumpkin patches to apple orchards to corn mazes and fall events, there’s plenty to keep us busy as the weather turns cool and crisp.
Here’s a roundup of the places in and around Glenview where you can pick a pumpkin, gather up fall apples, wind your way through a corn maze or attend a safe and socially distanced fall event.
Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Near Glenview
Pumpkin Patch: Historic Wagner Farm
Address: 1510 Wagner Road, Glenview
Season opening/closing: Sept. 19/Oct. 31
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Attractions: Fall History Tours run 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31. Cost is $5 per person/Free for 2 and under.
Pumpkin Patch: St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
Address: 815 Wilmot Road, Deerfield
Season opening: Pumpkins are scheduled to arrive 3 p.m. Sept. 26
Phone: (847) 945-1678
Pumpkin Patch: Kingswood United Methodist Church
Address: 401 E Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove
Season opening/closing dates: Pumpkins are scheduled to arrive 4 p.m. Oct. 10/Oct. 31
Hours: Noon-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends
Pumpkin Patch: Didier Farms
Address: 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire
Season opening/closing dates: Sept. 19/Oct. 31
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Attractions: Pumpkinfest offers hayrides, pony rides, camel rides, kiddie rides, craft area, and have an animal land to explore.
Pricing: No admission fee. Tickets can be purchased for rides and activities.
Pumpkin Patch: Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm
Address: 13236 W Townline Road, Waukegan
Season opening/closing dates: Sept. 19/Nov. 1
Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Monday), Noon-8 p.m. (Tuesday, Wednesday), 10 a.m-8 p.m. (Thursday), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Friday, Saturday) and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sunday)
Attractions: Maze and hayride.
Pricing: $7 adults, $5 children (12 and under), Free (2 and under) for maze; $4 per person for hayride, Free (2 and under); $1-$50 for pumpkins, priced by size. Weekends during timed entry for all guests = $10 per person includes hayride, corn maze and animal area.
Other Halloween Events In Glenview
5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 24. Dress up in your costumes and head over in your cars to Park Center for a drive up Trunk or Treat and a reverse parade all-in-one. Drive through and enjoy some spooky scenery and ghoulish goodies. Halloween car decorations are optional but encouraged. You will need to reserve a ticket and time slot in advance. Tickets are $10 per car. Tickets are 1 per car and will indicate the reserved time to drive through the event. Please print and display your ticket on your dashboard. Please reserve your time slot and purchase tickets in advance. Find out more and register here.
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If we missed your favorite pumpkin patch or Halloween event, be sure to share it with readers in the comments section.