Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards


It’s that time of year!  Fall has arrived, and we know you and your family will be looking for the best area Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards.  Look no further, we have gathered a list for you.  Organized by distance from the Decatur area.





Black Bart’s Pumpkin Patch
blackbarts9381 West Wise Road
Warrensburg, IL 62573
Opens September 21st

Black Bart’s features a corn maze, wood maze, goat feeding, u-pick ’em pumpkins and a haunted house for kids. Did we mention that admission and parking are free, plus it’s close to home?!  The fun starts September 21st.



Sheffer Farms –   Closed this season 🙁


   Held on nearly 90 acres of family farmland, we  grow over 75 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash. Products range from less than a pound to over 75 pounds in size and come in almost every color and shape imaginable. Whether you are looking for the perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween, a mantle or table decoration, office decorations, products for cooking and baking or just plain ol’ fall fun, you’re sure to find it at the patch!

Many new fall themed family activities. A 1.5 acre corn maze with a lookout platform located in the middle provides endless fun for kids and small children; that is if you can find the end… Many popular yard games, such as corn hole and ring toss will be set up, but with a pumpkin themed twist to them! Something else we are excited to bring to the kids this fall is an area where they can decorate their pumpkins using both paint and markers so their mess can be left behind at the patch. Speaking of mess, carving tools and patterns will also be available for creating the perfect scary, or pretty, pumpkin for Halloween!

They are able to accommodate any size group or party desired. If you have any special needs, please feel free to contact us to make other arrangements. We are located at 3156 Stare Road in Oakley, just 5 minutes east of Richland Community College at the end of Reas Bridge Road. If you have any questions or concerns, we may be reached at 217-972-1457 or 217-433-5001. We hope to see you there!








Gail’s Pumpkin Patch, LLC
11933482_1024424270914541_5300676961526606247_n1709 2000th Avenue
Beason, IL 62512
(217) 447-3409
Open September 1st-October 31st

U-pick or we pick.  Goats.  NEW antique tractor display.  Over 50 varieties of pumpkin and gourds, including NEW pink pumpkins!

Monday – Friday 1 p.m.  to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.






11954595_10153469393721293_5402173408638198187_nWagon Wheel Pumpkin Farm
Located just 10 miles from Clinton, IL on over 15 acres
Opens September 12, 2015,  Daily 10 A.M – 5 P.M. (through October 31)


Corn maze also open daily! Stop by our Goodie Shoppe featuring homemade treats and apple cider!  Fresh donuts available on weekends Located just 10 miles from Clinton, IL on over 15 acres.  We grow the largest variety of pumpkin and gourds in Central Illinois with more than 50 to choose from!  From the smallest pumpkins to the largest gourds  WE GROW IT!  ADMISSION IS FREE FOR EVERYONE

“Good Ole Farm Family Fun!”
 Sunday, October 4, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m.-5:00p.m.
Activities: Pony rides, hayrack rides, covered wagon rides, face painting, corn maze, rope making, Local Fire Department, Antique Tractor Demonstration, and much more!!!
**Admission** : We ask each family to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food pantry.
Food: The Farmstead Cafe will be open with a variety of items so come hungry!







The Great Pumpkin Patch (TGPP)
tgpp1749 CR 1900N
Arthur, IL 61911
Opens September 12th-31st, Daily 9am-6pm

200 acres of things to do.  Homestead Bakery.  U-Pick pumpkins.  Multiple Mazes for all ages.  Live music on weekends.  Wagon Rides.  Pumpkin and gourds.  Haunted Barn.  Farm Animals.  Many murals of squash and pumpkins.  Tons of food vendors to choose from.  Loads of fun for the whole family!







Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch

3902 South Ducan Rdcurtis
Champaign, IL 61822

Best known for their “U-Pick Apples,” Curtis Orchard is 80 acres with a variety of activities for a perfect family day. There’s a petting zoo, mini golf course, wagon and pony rides, corn maze and more. You can grab a bit at the Flying Monkey Cafe and don’t forget to pick up some fresh doughnuts for the road from the Country Store Bakery.

 Please note: some activities are only available on weekends.





Rader Family Farms

1238 Ropp Rd. Normal IL
Opens September 7th!
Mondays-Fridays 9am-6pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10am-6pm




This is DecaturILMoms.com favorite local pumpkin patch.  While it is a bit of a drive, it is totally worth it!  Come see what’s new at Rader Family Farms including Duck Races, Spider Web and Roly Poly attractions. Pick your own pumpkins, get lost in the corn maze (or try the Kiddie Corn Maze), climb Tire Tower, slide down the Cattle Shoot, practice roping a steer, jump on the jumping pillow, visit the petting zoo and so much more….tons more!  Check their website out for a full list of details.  We cannot fit them all here!!

Okaw Valley Orchard


A family run orchard in Sullivan, Illinois, just off the beaten path. Whether you are looking for fresh from the farm fruit and apple cider, or a quiet place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we are happy to welcome you to Okaw Valley Orchard!

We are a 3 generation, family run, working orchard who desires to share our simple orchard life. Our 1500 apple trees grow 27 different varieties of apples, peaches, plums, and pears. Come and eat in our covered picnic area, play in our playground, browse through our Country Store full of in-season Illinois fruit, fresh apple cider, honey, jellies, gifts, apple cider donuts, and other fresh baked goodies. We also have a u-pick area, dependent on what is seasonally available. Okaw Valley Orchard is a fun, family friendly place that’s become a tradition for many. Come visit today!


Monday – Saturday 8:00-5:00

Sunday 12:30-5:00





Tanner’s Orchard

740 State Route 40
Speer, IL
September & October, Open Daily 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


A little more of a drive, but totally worth it.  Take a covered wagon ride and pick your own apples and pumpkins at Tanner’s Orchard. You can also enjoy live music entertainment, gem mining, pony rides, visiting with farm animals, scarecrow characters and more. Round out your day with a snack or lunch at the Apple Bin Bakery. (Covered wagon rides available on weekends only.)





Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch

1356 County Road 2290 N
Rantoul, IL


It’s not Christmas time yet, but anytime’s a good time to visit with reindeer! Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch is home to a herd of Alaskan reindeer and an amazing corn maze challenge. This year’s maze is shaped like a motorcycle! Later this year, head back for another visit to choose and cut your own Christmas tree.