TINLEY PARK, IL — Not even pumpkin patches are escaping the coronavirus in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic means some of the Chicago area’s pumpkin patches have had to adjust hours, regulations and activities as they head into fall. But pumpkin picking — and other fall fun like apple orchards — can still happen with safety measures and social distancing in place.
Fortunately, the coronavirus has only changed — not completely closed — your favorite pumpkin patch and its offerings this fall. Below is a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches near Tinley Park.
Address: 13341 W. 151st. Street, Homer Glen
Season: Sept. 25 to Nov. 2
Hours of operation: Hours vary. More information is available on Bengston's website.
Attractions: Tractor Town, Happy Swing, chicken truck, mega slide, cow coaster, free selfie booth, gemstone and arrow head mining, pony rides, petting zoo, haunted barn, fun barn, pumpkins and more.
Pumpkins, produce and more: You can pick the perfect pumpkin, take home some of Bengtson's specialty products, enjoy an apple cider donut and several other delectable treats.
Cost: Admission ranges from $13.99 to $25.99, depending on the day and time. See the website for more details. Military (active duty or retired) are admitted free with ID. Pony rides an additional $6.
Address: 18900 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park.
Season: Sept. 26 to Oct. 31 [closed Sept. 28-Sept. 30 and Oct. 5- Oct. 7]
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Attractions: A variety of attractions, include a corn maze, cow train, hay rides and more.
Admission: $16 on weekdays and $18 on weekends.
Address: 16849 S Cedar Road, Homer Glen
Season: Sept. 19 to Oct. 30
Hours of operation: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Tuesdays.
Attractions: Konow's has two corn mazes — one with 3.4 miles of twists and turns and a 0.4-mile kids' corn maze. Konow's also has an animal barn, fun rides, hayrides, two corn pits, two jumping pillows, a western town, putting green, weekend face painting, evening campfires and a shooting gallery. Masks must be worn on all rides and 6-feet social distancing is in effect on the grounds.
Cost: $10 per person on Monday through Friday and $12 per person on Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day. $13 admission on Charity Day (Oct. 4). Ages 2 and younger get in free. Active military and veterans get in free when they show their military ID.
More fall fun:
If we missed your favorite pumpkin patch, be sure to share it with readers in the comments section.