Kuipers Pumpkin Farm has all the fall festival fun with the bonus of a free U-Pick pumpkin. We filled up our time completely at the pumpkin farm but Kuipers also offers apple picking and towards the end of the season offers a discount for both experiences. What I like most about Kuipers is that it is a big open area with plenty of room for children to run around.
There is ample parking however a parking attendant would be helpful. A crossing guard to help guest get across the street from the apple picking to the pumpkin farm would ensure safety.
Standard fair food is available to purchase at a reasonable price. I highly recommend the apple cider donuts and apple cider slushie. A food truck selling barbeque is on-site during certain hours.
Kuipers Corn Maze
Every true pumpkin farm boast of their corn maze. This five-acre maze does not disappoint.
Pig Races at the top of each hour. This is truly a don’t miss event. Get a seat a couple minutes early especially upfront if you have little ones. Four pigs’ race around a track several times. It is utterly ridiculous and a lot of fun.
The petting zoo is up close and personal. A large area that you can walk around and interact with the sheep, pigs, and goats. You can buy small feed for $1.
Haunted Forest & Jed’s Scream Shed. Didn’t experience this firsthand since I was with my toddler, but I heard that the haunted shed is scary and does not disappoint.
U-Pick Pumpkin. Take a wagon or a wheelbarrow out to the fields and pick a pumpkin right of the vine. There is a washing station to clean your pumpkin the two closest to the patch get crowded and muddy. I suggest using the cleaning station by the entrance.
Box-O-Kernals. My son had a fun playing with corn kernels. It is a much cleaner giant sandbox.
Jumping Pillow. Most everything is including with the admission. However, on weekends it is an additional $2.
There are numerous free attractions at Kuipers Pumpkin Farm. Endless hours of fun. We just went from one activity to another. Some of our favorites includes the tricycles, the slides, climbing tractors, and looking at the family of deer.
Seniors and Military $10.99
2 and Under Free
1N318 Watson Road
Maple Park, IL
Monday-Saturday 9AM – 6PM
Sunday 10AM – 6PM