Let’s Go To Goebbert’s
Although many associate Goebbert’s with fall fun did you know they are open year-round? Each season is special and unique. In the Spring the greenhouses are filled with flowers while the Summertime offers a variety of vegetables and winter nights are brightly lit with a holiday light show. The best part, you can enjoy a gorgeous and fun light show from the comfort of your vehicle! But their fall festival is what they are known for! Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard offers family-friendly activities for all ages. A general admission fee is $17 per person on the weekdays and $20 on the weekends with a senior discount of $12 every day. Parking and children 2 and younger are FREE. The family-owned farm has two locations in South Barrington and Pingree Grove. We took our little ones to the South Barrington location, but their second location in Pingree Grove includes an apple orchard. Hours of operation are from 9am to 6pm daily. They are closed on Halloween and the fall season ends until next year. We love that they open at 9am since our kids are early risers and we can avoid the crowds!
Upon entering Goebbert’s South Barrington location, you walk through massive farm stand and garden center. The farm stand offers fresh produce including apples, baked goods, homemade sweets, home décor, holiday decorations, clothing, and more! The greenery has gorgeous flowers and plants for purchase. It is impossible to leave without bringing home a souvenir (or two). There is an attraction for everyone at Goebbert’s. Kids will love their haunted house, corn box, corn maze, pumpkin eating dinosaur, pig races, straw mound, pony and camel rides, jumping pillow, pedal carts, pumpkin express train and hayrides. Parents will love the endless photo opportunities throughout the property, including the obligatory “How Tall This Fall”. This pumpkin patch is extremely interactive for children with multiple playgrounds and slides. What truly sets Goebbert’s apart from other pumpkin patches is their animal attractions. This is not your average petting zoo! Guests get the opportunity to feed and closely interact with exotic animals like giraffes and zebras. The animal land is beyond what we could have imagined. We paid extra to purchase corn and carrots to feed all our new furry friends. The kids loved being so close!
There is so much to see and do you are bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, the café has several baked goods and meal options. They offer homemade apple cider donuts, caramel apples and apple cider. We couldn’t resist the fresh hot apple cider and it did not disappoint. There were several food stands throughout the patch as well, but they are typically only open during the weekends and high peak times. The farm is also available for private events, weddings and parties. It would make a beautiful backdrop for any occasion.
Overall, we had an amazing time at Goebbert’s and look forward to going back next season! This family farm is definitely HH approved!