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A Look at 2018’s Pumpkin Farm Attractions

When people first hear that there’s a pumpkin patch near Chicago, their minds immediately start wondering what type of pumpkin farm attractions there are going to be. Will there be rides? How about animals? What’s the food going to be like?

The good news is that when you visit Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest, you’ll be treated to some of the best fall activities around. We believe that fall is the best season of the year and it only makes sense to go big. That’s why in today’s post, we’ll be highlighting a few of the things you can expect to find when you visit us this year. Whether you’re planning your first trip or your fiftieth, there’s a lot to love here. Keep reading to learn more!

Some of the Best Fall Activities Around

Visit the Petting Zoo

We believe that no pumpkin farm is complete without a few animals, and when you visit us, you can take full advantage of our petting zoo! We’ll have a variety of different animals onsite and your kids can feed them by hand. If you prefer, you can even buy your kids tickets for our pony rides.

Enjoy the Pig Races

If your kids prefer their animals a little more energetic, the pig races at Bengtson Pumpkin Fest are hard to beat! Races start an hour after we open our doors for the day and they continue on throughout the day at the top of each hour. Pick your favorite piggy and see who comes out on top. It’s always a blast!


Plenty of Kiddie Rides

Are you looking for a place that offers unique kiddie rides? Then you’re in the right place. Between the Barnyard Dance Cow Coaster, the Twirling Honey Pots, the 90’ Mega Fun Slide, the Happy Swing, and the Flying Frogs Ride, there are plenty of great things for the kids to do while you’re visiting, and truth be told, we have barely scratched the surface. Feel free to explore the area and see what other rides you can find!

Check Out the Haunted Barn

If your kids are a little older, the haunted barn is a blast. No one under the age of 12 is admitted in, but if you’re in the mood for a little scare, this is the place to visit and it’s always one of our pumpkin farm’s most popular attractions.

Yes, Our Pumpkin Patch Has a Hay Ride

Hay rides and pumpkin patches go hand in hand, don’t they? At Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest, we’ll pull you behind a tractor as we work our way across the farm. You’ll get a great view of our (in)famous Pumpkin Chucker and our hay rides run throughout the day, ensuring that you and your family can hop on and enjoy something new at any time.

Let’s Not Forget About the Food

We know that for many, the best pumpkin farm attractions we have to offer come in the form of food. Fortunately for everyone involved, we have some of the best food around. The highlight, as you well know if you’ve visited us before, is our fresh apple cider donuts. (We heard you loud and clear, and we just wanted to let you know that we also sell a half dozen donuts conveniently boxed up and ready for you to take home now.) There’s also Uncle Bub’s Award Winning BBQ, Rogue Curbside Kitchen, , Wooden Paddle Pizza, El Taco Cocina, and special guests on weekends. We even offer cotton candy, churros, kettle corn, and sweet corn! It really doesn’t get much better than that.

Check Out the Best Pumpkin Farm Attractions in the Area

If you’re in the Chicago area and you’re looking for a pumpkin farm near you, we’d love to have you visit us this year! For many, Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest is the perfect fall tradition and with so much to see and do (and eat!), we believe that you’ll have the time of your life while you’re here.

Check out a map of our farm to start planning your visit, and if you need directions, we can help you with that as well. No matter your reason for visiting, we’re genuinely looking forward to seeing you this fall!