Fall is in the air in DeKalb County and our Apple Orchards are open for the season! DeKalb County, with almost 90% of it’s acreage still in farmland, has some of the best Fall Fun anywhere. Our Apple Orchards contain corn maze’s, apple trains, petting zoos, hayrides and of course some of the very best cider and apple donuts you can find. Below is a list of area orchards and other fall farm activities.
Yaeger’s Farm Market
14643 State Route 38, DeKalb, Il.
Come to Yaeger’s Farm Market’s Fall Festival October 3rd – 25th. There will be free tractor drawn hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch on weekends and Columbus Day. All Pumpkins are $2.50, $4 or $7 each. . Kids and adults alike will love the 5 Acre Corn Maze and One Acre Playland that includes an Inflatable Bounce House and Castle, Farm Animals, Straw Pyramid, Wooden Castle, Train, Ship and more! Admission is $4 person / $14 immediate family. Hours and Hours of Family Fun!
19412 Shabbona Rd., Malta, IL
The corn maze at Jonamac Orchard in Malta this year celebrates our local first responders and their commitment to serving and protecting our community. They will be holding their popular Haunted Corn Maze for 11 nights this year. It will be open October 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31. It will begin at Dark and end at 10:30 p.m. The Haunted Corn Maze admission will be $13.00 per person. The Haunted Maze is recommended for those 13 years of age and up. Flashlights will not be allowed in the Haunted Maze, only glow sticks or pen lights. In the event of rain they will be closed for the evening.
Their pick your own pumpkin patch is now open seven days a week for the season. All pumpkins from the pick-your-own field are sold for $0.39/lb. All of their outside activities are now open weekends; the Corn Maze, Barn Yard, Petting Zoo, Apple Train, Apple Launcher and Cannon and wagon rides. See their “Pumpkin Howitzer” in action! Make sure to check their calendar of events for each weekend’s special activities. The Country Store and Bakery are open seven days a week.
Honey Hill Orchard
11747 Waterman Road in Waterman, IL
Open 9am-5:30pm 7 days a week until 10/31.
What started out as a simple farm stand has grown to include pick your own apples, raspberries and pumpkins, a bakery with awesome apple donuts, the Apple Barn Country Store and family activities such as a farm petting zoo, straw pyramid and weekend wagon rides. Young and old alike will enjoy taking a horse drawn wagon ride in the orchard on Phil Nielsen’s Belgian Horses. U-pick – closes at 5:00 p.m. with the last weekend wagon leaving at 4:30 p.m. Pumpkin Prices are .35 per pound.
Kuipers Family Farm
1N318 Watson Road in Maple Park, IL
Phone number: 815-827-5200
Hours Times: September – October; Monday – Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. November and December open Monday – Sunday 10am-5pm. Besides apple and pumpkin pickin’ you can introduce your kids to farm animals, jump for joy on a Jumping Pillow, climb Tractor Tire Mountain and find your way thru The MAiZE. Orchard Shop & Bakery and Corncrib Cafe on site. All Pumpkins Are .49¢ /Pound plus tax. Admission to their Pumpkin Farm area with tons of games and activities is $10.95 Mondays-Wednesdays, including jumping pillow; $12.99 on Thursdays and Fridays including jumping pillow and $14.99 on Weekends and Holidays, Rides extra; $5.99 for Seniors (65 and older) and active military, rides extra on weekends and holidays; and free for children 2 and under.
Plank Road Apple Orchard
Phone number: 815-899-4020
50w737 Plank Road in Sycamore, IL
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Directions: From Sycamore 5 miles east of Rt 23; 3 miles west of Burlington. On the weekend baked goods such as apple cider donuts, strudels, turnovers,apple filled cookies and apple pies are available.
You Pick Berries (I know, it’s not apples. Ripe raspberries are awesome too 😉
30683 Lanan Rd., Kingston, IL
According to their website: Gathering and harvesting is an experience that seems to be part of our human nature. We at UP Berries strive to give you that simple pleasure. Our process is quiet and thoughtful. There are no animal petting zoos, country bands or food stands. This is about you, picking berries at the peak of their natural goodness. Berries are $3/pint, exact cash or check only.
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Some expensive family outings….My favorite is Honey Hill…great apples, caramel apples, pies, doughnuts, and honey.
Wish we lived closer ,
James Smithy Jr.
Nekia Robinson now we can go by our house and mine lol
Kuipers is such a fun place!