In part one of this two part series about why anyone and everyone in Illinois (and the surrounding states, for that matter) should come to our delightful pumpkin farm in Homer Glen, IL. We did our best to convince you to come see us for a few different reasons, among them being our amazing pumpkin patch and its selection, the fact that pretty much everybody who comes here has a good time irrespective of age, we are offering $10 tickets for 20 days this year, and a couple of others. Keep reading if you aren’t quite convinced yet, because we love to tell people about what we have to offer at our lovely pumpkin farm.
The Food Is Tough To Beat!
We have a crazy variety of food and snack options here at Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest, ranging from classic fall treats to unique cuisines from around the world. In terms of food trucks, choose from Rogue Curbside Kitchen, El Taco Cocina, and the Toasty Cheese Truck for some mouth-watering options. We also have the food barn with plenty of classic carnival food and snacks, not to mention treats like funnel cakes, kettle corn, and cotton candy, which you can find throughout the farm. We’ve also got Uncle Bub’s Award Winning BBQ, our famous Fresh Apple Cider Donuts, and many more options. Each member of the family is sure to find something they enjoy, so come hungry!
Kiddie Rides Galore
While it’s true that teenagers and adults will have a blast with the Pumpkin Launcher, the pig race, and may be even the petting zoo, we’ve got our fair share of classic kiddie rides for the young ones. We’ve got two different train rides this year, in the Hootenanny Railroad and the ALL NEW Clickety Clack Railroad! We’ve got Twirling Honey Pots that the little tikes go crazy for, and the best part is that you can control how fast or slow you want to spin, in addition to the direction you go! We’ve also got an awesome Frog Hopper that the little ones just freak out about, in all honesty. You kind of need to be there to totally get it, but what happens is that the hopper rises above the farm and then quickly bounces back down without warning. Even the bigger kids might think it’s a kick in the pants!
We’ve also got a lovely little attraction called Bengtsonville Kids Village, which has a fire station, a little school house, and a kiddie jail. You can play and take pictures in them so you can send their grandparents a cute picture or two of your fun day. They can be found west of the hay rides.
Want to give your kiddos, or maybe even yourself, an authentic country experience? You better stop on by the petting zoo to get a load of all our barnyard animals. Check out Baby Farm Animals in the Animal Barn. You’ll get to see turkeys, chickens, PIG RACES(10 shows every day), the Moo Cow Corral, Hippity Hoppy Village, the Pig Pen, and a Goat House where you get to see real goats slide down a goat slide! Don’t forget to check out our famous Pony Rides, either, because the kids go crazy for it.
Close To The City
We might be a bit biased here, but in all seriousness, we are a perfect distance away to make a day trip with the family. Located in Homer Glen, we are right about 40 minutes outside of Chicago proper. So if you live in or near the city and find yourself searching online for something like “Chicago pumpkin farm near me” or something like that, we are happy to inform you that you’re search has likely ended. Your kids will be exhausted on the way home, so you might get a little peace after all the fun that the whole family had during the day. Plus, it’s a great excuse to get out of the city before Old Man Winter takes over for the rest of the year.
Make Some Memories
At the risk of repeating ourselves repeating ourselves slightly (See what we did there!? No good?), we want to emphasize the amount of people we hear from who have made coming to our Illinois pumpkin patch an annual fall tradition. It’s great for the kiddos, but when you factor unique and exciting events like Pig Races, Pig Launchers, Haunted Barns, the Gemstone Mining Sluice, FREE parking, affordable prices, group discounts, a friendly staff, and a 90’ Mega Fun Slide, we think everybody will have a great time. That’s a big part of the reason we’ve been in business for almost 40 years, with no sign of stopping, either!
Get Your Tickets Today
Here at Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest, we want everyone who comes to visit our pumpkin farm to have a fantastic time. We hope that this two part series has helped convince you to see us this year. Open until October 30, give us a call or just come see us today!