Fall has descended upon Chicago, which means it’s time to transition our itinerary to autumn-related activities, like apple picking, pumpkin patches, catching the Chicagohenge and, most importantly, Chicago corn mazes. This is the only time during the year when we can leave the restaurant paper mazes behind and head to a real-life field corn stalk to get lost. Whether you want it to be a leisurely activity or are competitive in mazes, here are the 11 Chicago corn mazes to check out this fall.
1. All Seasons Orchard
Every year, more than six acres of land is transformed into a labyrinth, the corn maze at All Seasons Orchard. With more than three miles of intricate pathways, the maze has two options: a shorter one for younger children and a convoluted maze for those who love a challenge.
Something extra special this year: All Seasons Orchard is celebrating their 30th year as a farm, as well as the movie that put Woodstock on the map—Groundhog’s Day!
📍Location: 14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098
Cost: Included in Barnyard admission, $9-$17 per person
2. Didier Farm
This idyllic farm is located in one of our favorite charming towns outside of Chicago. After closing down last year, Didier’s Farm is officially back. Happy Times Pumpkin Fest commences at the end of September with a family friend corn maze, a pumpkin patch, and fall activities that will excite the whole family.
📍Location: 16678 Aptakisic Rd, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
💵 Cost: $5/person, free/Kids ages 1 and under
3. Richardson Adventure Farm
Regarding corn mazes, Chicago has some of the best in the world, and Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois, is a testament to that.
Every year in September, Richardson Adventure Farm opens a themed 28-acre corn maze to the public, which holds the title of the world’s largest corn maze, and now this popular farm has opened its gates to the public to kick off the 2023 season!
📍Location: 909 English Prairie Road, Spring Grove
💵 Cost: $20-30/person, free/kids ages 2 and under
4. Konow’s Corn Maze
Offering two corn mazes, one for those who take it seriously and another for those who enjoy a leisurely walk through tall stalks of corn. The former is 3.4 miles wide of twists and turns (we hope you leave a chunk of time off your calendar because it will take some time.), while the ladder is .4 miles for those, who like a short-distance maze.
📍Location: 16849 S. Cedar Road, Homer Glen
💵 Cost: $15-$18/person, free/ages 2 and under
5. Odyssey Fun Farm
With an alternating theme every year, Odyssey Fun Farm has announced Disney’s magical Peter Pan. And we love a good theme here, especially when it’s a cornfield shaved as a Peter Pan. Those lucky to attend will experience the magic of Tinker Bell, Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. However, note that it gets exceptionally muddy, so ensure you wear the correct footwear.
📍Location: 18900 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477
💵 Cost: $22-$24/person, Free/ages 2 and under
6. Heap’s Haunted Corn Maze
If you dare to be spooked this fall, head to Heap’s Haunted Corn Maze. Rumor has it, on full moons, an older man lurks in and out of the cornfield with shadowy figures laughing uncontrollably in a way the Joker used to. It’s thought that unknown forces lie within the boundaries of the cornstalk, with odd lighting arbitrarily beaming down. This is not for the faint of heart, so prepare before heading into this ominous haunted Halloween maze.
📍Location: 4853 US-52, Minooka, IL 60447
💵 Cost: $20
7. Abbey Farms
Some seasons make us nostalgic for farm life—it’s when the wind breeze requires a jacket and foliage resembles the colors of a bonfire that we scavenge for places that take us away from the city. Abbey Farms is the quintessential place for an authentic farm life experience. The Pumpkin Daze is filled with activities, a 40-acre pumpkin farm, a petting zoo, and a corn maze, making it a special outing for the family.
📍Location: 2855 Hart Road, Aurora, IL 60502
💵 Cost: $14-$18/person, Free/ages 2 and under
8. Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm
For more than 25 years, Kroll’s Farm has provided entertainment and education through its interactive corn maze. This year, the maze theme will be about one of the most beloved farm animals—goats. When fall season rolls around, Kroll’s Farm provides a new curriculum with a game in its corn maze; it’s the perfect place to bring your kids for an educational and enjoyable experience.
📍Location: 13236 W. Townline Rd., Waukegan, Illinois
💵 Cost: $6-$8/person, free/ages 2 and under
9. County Line Orchard
Head to this quaint farm for delectable treats like crisp apples, baking goods, and farm rides like a tractor ride and corn maze. The corn maze themes vary every year, from the Blackhawks to the Cubs, which makes it an enticing activity, whether you want to satisfy your sweet tooth or need an excuse to get lost for an hour.
📍Location: 200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana
💵 Cost: $6/person
10. Royal Oak Farm
While this list heavily features Chicago corn mazes, don’t sleep on the apple tree mazes. Amaze ‘N Adventure is the county’s only apple tree maze, and it’s located only two hours by train from Chicago! What makes Royal Oak Farm unique is all their apple trees were planted in an espalier system to form an intricate maze.
The maze is along 1.5 miles of walking trails, nine apple varieties, and three activity areas, including a climbing tower and apple maze; this should be on your fall bucket list.
📍Location: 15908 Hebron Rd, Harvard, IL 60033
💵 Cost: $8/person, free/ages 2 and under
11. Sun Berry Orchard
It only fits that the last on our list related back to our first corn maze. Another one in Woodstock’s heart, Sun Berry Orchard, has an eight-acre, far-from-ordinary corn maze.
As you navigate the towering corn stalks, messages of unity and hope are etched throughout the landscape—specifically “Glory to Ukraine.” Built with a labor of love, the corn maze is a tribute to Sun Berry Orchard’s homeland, Ukraine.
📍Location: 2318 Greenwood Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098
💵 Cost: $10 a person entry
Whether you want to make a whole day trip out of it or just an afternoon activity, all these Chicago corn mazes can’t be missed.