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What People Are Saying About Illinois’ Best Pumpkin Farm, Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest

We’ve written a good deal ourselves about all of our attractions here at the best pumpkin fest in Illinois, so we thought it might be a good idea to hear from our visitors. If you live in the Chicago area, we want you to know about what we have going on here, and we think that you should be able to read about it straight from people who were perhaps once like you, looking for some great family fun!

So if you have been searching, literally, online for a “pumpkin patch near me”, we think your search has likely ended. Without further ado, let’s get going!

“0-100 There Is Literally Something For Everyone!”

“We visit every year if we can.  We drive 2.5 hours because this place is so worth it! It’s easy to get to, parking is a breeze and they have so much to offer! The food is amazing and affordable. We love the cider! My favorite part are the pig races. They are always so comical and the audience is encouraged to be involved.  The big corn tent is a hit for our kids. As they grow they find more things to love about this place too! 0-100+ there is literally something for everyone!” – Mariah, Five Stars

Thank you, Mariah, for taking the time to let us know about how much you love coming to Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest year after year! It’s so exciting to hear about people who basically make a road trip out of the experience. If you are in the Chicago area, however, you should know that it’s typically less than an hour drive to make your way out to 13341 W 151st St. Homer Glen, Illinois, where we are located. We are also happy to tell our readers that many people, just like Mariah, talk about the pig races as being a favorite. Be sure to check them out, as they happen over and over again throughout the course of each day.

“A Family Tradition For Over 20 Years”

“We love this place and it has continued to be a family tradition for over 20 years. Along with the kids, we have watched the pumpkin 🎃 farm grow and become even more fun! We love the rides, great food, pig races, hayrides and just playing in the beautiful Fall atmosphere! Can’t wait to visit this year and see what new fun they have added!” – Lisa, Five Stars

Lisa, we appreciate your feedback, especially the part about how you and your family have made it a tradition spanning 2 decades! That’s impressive. Lisa is absolutely right about new attractions. Each year we try to add something a little bit different to have a great blend of classics and fresh rides and events. What will we add this year? You’ll have to come and see to find out!

“The Staff Is Always Kind And Understanding”

“I have an autistic 3 year old who is very shy. The first time we took him he was just 1 month old and since we have made sure to go at least 3-4 when they are open. My baby just opens up whenever we go and he always leaves with a huge smile. The staff is always kind and understanding of him. We plan on going to this wonderful farm every year and to keep going as we add a 4th member to our family.” – Alejandra, 5 Stars

Alejandra, we really appreciate you telling us and everyone here reading our reviews about your story and experience. These are the kinds of stories that energize and motivate us to keep improving to make sure everyone who visits us are welcome. For those of our readers who would be interested in group outings, we want you to be aware that we have a variety of options, from school field trips, senior group discounts, birthday parties, to special needs groups.

“They Have Everything You Could Ever Want In A Festival”

“This is THE best place to go for your fall fun festivities. My family has made it a tradition to go every year for the past 8 years and we plan on coming back for many many years to come. They have everything you could ever want in a festival..fall food, haunted houses, a hayride, and pumpkins everywhere! Take your kids and the whole family for a time you’ll never forget.” – Adrian, Five Stars

As Adrian has attested, we go beyond your typical pumpkin farm in a lot of ways. With a variety of options, the whole family can have a great time…yes, even the teenagers (we have a free selfie booth!). With the biggest expansion in our 37 year history happening this year, including 8 unlimited rides that happen everyday, you should come at least once to try it out. With countless people coming back every year, making it a family tradition and having a great time, why wouldn’t you?

“Family-friendly, Clean And Enjoyable Atmosphere”

“We have been holding our annual Silver Cross Family Picnic at Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm for nearly a decade now. Each year, we have a higher attendance than the year before. And we expect over 3,000 attendees. The success of the event is due to the family-friendly, clean and enjoyable atmosphere that Bengtson’s provides year after year. We value their efforts to continue to improve their quality establishment for our staff, their families and the community.” – Tracy Simons, Director, Community Relations and Marketing, Silver Cross Hospital

We mentioned group outings above, but we were saving referencing corporate events at our pumpkin patch for this testimonial, which was graciously written by Tracy Simons at Silver Cross Hospital. We are also grateful for their business, and love seeing the whole Silver Cross Hospital crew out here every year. We can host group events up to 5,000 people, so if you have a huge group, business or otherwise, that is looking for a place to have a great time with the family, give us a call at Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest!

“We Love It”

“We have been going to Bengston Farm since 1986. It has gotten, bigger and better than it was since it started. I brought my kids there and now I am bringing my grandkids there. We love it and will be going again this Fall!!!” – Cathy, Five Stars

Thanks, Cathy, for your kind words and long-term loyalty! 1986 was a while ago. What’s great to hear from Cathy is that even though we have expanded, we keep improving. We’ve made a point to not lose our country, family-oriented appeal while still improving and adding things the little little ones will enjoy. We are so happy to hear that a variety of generations have enjoyed what we have going on here. It’s reviews like these that allow us to say that of all the pumpkin farms in Illinois, people rate ours the highest.

Visit Our Pumpkin Patch In Illinois

So there you have it. You’ve heard from just a few of our satisfied visitors who come back with their kids, and even grandkids, year after year. It’s why we love doing what we do. With over 500 reviews on Google and a 4.7 rating to boot, that’s a good indication we are doing something right. View our rates and calendar to come see what all of the chatter is about!