The best pumpkin farm around, hands down and we have been to several. The pumpkins were beautiful and there were so many nice ones to choose from. Bengtson’s has something for people of all ages, kids and parents. The kids especially loved the rides. I don’t know who enjoyed playing in the corn more, us or them! There was so much to do, we went back a second time. Ang Han ~~ Five Star Rating on Google Places Actual link to Review on google Places
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Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm rolls out the Halloween carpet for a sensational autumnal experience for folks young and old. During the month of October, Bengtson begins it’s transformation with glittering foliage on its still-lush trees. Ambers, reds, oranges and yellows dot the farm, beckoning pumpkin-gathers from streets surrounding.
Once through the turnstiles, a sea of oranges sprout from the ground. Mountains of gourds in a variety unheard of loom ahead, awaiting their forever homes to little girls and ghouls alike. The pumpkins are sorted by size and style, convenient for pie-eaters and squash nestlers, and prices are clearly displayed. There’s something special about picking up a pristine white Cinderella pumpkin from a farm, rather than a grocer. Wagons waiting to be loaded are located nearby for those intent on having the best pumpkin house around.
The amusement continues on their smooth-paved path to a haunted hay stack shack, a frighteningly fun haunted barn, a petting zoo featuring llamas, pigs, billy goats, and more- all fresh baby animals frolicking with delight in their cozy, warm pens. There is a Bengtson haunted village, completed with a school and jail. Zombified politicians having a rest on the numerous benches; a little bunny town complete with little bunny homes, and pumpkin displays litter this old farm with the charm and delight of Halloween’s best offerings.
Tractor-drawn hayrides take patrons through the dried corn fields and make pit stops along the way at the pumpkin-launcher, which shoots pumpkins into the nearby pond for wildlife to snack on, and the corn maze fit for little ones and adults. A tented playground with corn kernel boxes perfect for jumping and wading and a giant pumpkin-tinted slide await for play once the hayride ends. A BBQ-smoked pork and brisket stand is located nearby, perfect for fueling up after romping through the maze and kernels.
The highlight of this harvest-centric wonderland might be the awesomely-country pig races, occurring on the half hour most weekends. Bleachers filled with families cheer on their favorite porker and laugh along at the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” inspired routine, performed by brothers running the show.
Before departing Bengtson’s, make a stop at the barn gift shop, where Bengtson’s paraphernalia and Halloween costumes are stocked to the beams. The Big Red Barn, where hot cider, brats, and other stadium-friendly goodies are sold sits just across the spooky witch-filled way. Apple and funnel cake treats round off a glutenous but hearty afternoon meal.
Bengtson’s offers complimentary parking, coupons on entry even on the weekends, and major discounts for children. Located 45 minutes outside of Chicago, this Halloween-inspired farm is the perfect jump start to anyone’s autumn celebration.