VOTED THE “BEST IN CHICAGO” by the audience of FOX NEWS CHICAGO! Bengtson Pumpkin Fest is the “Home of Happy Halloween!” We are the leaders in School Field Trip outings throughout Chicagoland and the Suburbs! We want to make your field trip the best ever! We have been offering fun and exciting field trips since 1981! The charge for a special needs group is $8.00 per person including a pre-picked pie pumpkin. There is no admission charge for staff. We require (1) one staff member for every (3) three people. Additional chaperones are welcome! The admission includes the choosing of a FREE pre-picked pie pumpkin (from the designated pie-pumpkin area) and receive one (1) Free Ride Ticket for each person with a pre-booked reservation. Please choose your pre-picked pumpkin just prior to your departure. You can purchase additional tickets for: Hootenanny Railroad Train Ride, Flying Frog Ride, Honey Pots T-cup ride, Happy Swing, Frog Hopper Ride $1 each at the information booth. Pony Rides are $5 each and must be purchased at the pony tent. (There is a weight and size limit for the ponies). Camel Rides are also available for $7 per rider.
The field trip is at your own pace, (we do not have mandatory tours or guides) and our farm is about 90% paved, except for the hayrack ride area. The fun and exciting Pig Races (run 10x a day), the adorable Petting & Feeding Zoo, 6 lane Mega Fun Slide, Adorable Fun Pumpkin Village and Playground, The two Giant Corn Boxes, (may be the biggest in Illinois) the Ultimate Vortex Tunnel, along with animation throughout the farm (the Skeleton Band, “Grand Ole’ Poultry” singing chickens, Moulin Rouge Chicken on a Hot Tin Roof and more), Bengtsonville Kids Village, the Fun Barn, Halloween displays, a Tractor-Pulled Hayrack Ride, Prairie Dogs performing 10x a day at the Pig Races, the Halloween shop and the viewing of the baby farm animals. Also very important, we are SORRY, but the Haunted Barn due to the level of scariness is NOT AVAILABLE TO ANY GROUPS UNDER ANY CONDITION whatsoever! (Also no book bags are allowed in Halloween Shop).
You have to CALL IN AND BOOK A RESERVATION BY PHONE TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY of TIME AND DATE.
Please call 708-301-3276 ext. 100. The balance will be due when you check in your group. All money must be grouped together and paid all at once. SORRY, NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED! (School checks, credit card, or cash are allowed for payment. Please do not write checks for OVER the amount due).
Field trips are available Monday through Thursday only, excluding Columbus Day (10/10/16) . The farm opens at 11 am. We are open rain or shine; the rides and the hayrack rides will only stop due to violent or dangerous weather. Please dress your children appropriately to assure they have a great time. We do have sheltered picnic area for your use. We have many food items available for sale such as; hot dogs, chili, kettle corn, fresh apple cider donuts, soda, chips, water, caramel apples, cotton candy, nachos and cheese, funnel cakes, hot chocolate and more! You may also bring your own bagged lunches.
Please note: Groups will only be allowed entrance to the farm with a prior reservation, deposit and confirmation of trip. We have daily limits on the number of groups permitted; due to safety. Groups will not be allowed to enter through general admission under any circumstances! This is for the safety of you as well as our guests on the farm. Please note if your group and bus arrive at the farm without a reservation you will not be allowed to enter (not through general admission or group rates). We appreciate your cooperation and following these rules.