FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING
Start a family tradition today and Come Home to the Farm!
Free admission includes finding your perfect pumpkin, visiting with farm animals, petting the goats in the goat pen, or romping in the corn bin! Explore a playground with unique structures including a pirate ship, hobbit hole, sand box and lots of hay in which to play. See how bees make honey in the bee barn, explore the way Native Americans lived in a tipi, learn about antique farm equipment in the machine shed and visit our unique gift shop.
For an extra fee you can wander through the Corn Maze. On weekends, you can take a hayride, train ride or have your face painted, for a small fee. Don't forget to take home some of Grandma Dollinger's famous homemade fudge. This is a real deal, an actual pumpkin farm in a country setting. We can't wait for you to Come Home to the Farm.
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You can see a variety of farm animals at Dollinger Family Farm. Cuddle with a rabbit (weekends) or pet a goat. Visit with sheep, pigs, a calf, turkeys, and ducks.
Come and find your perfect pumpkin for carving, decorating or making a pie. Whether you like tall ones, round, smooth, chunky or warty, Dollinger Family Farm has the pumpkin for you. There is also a wide variety of gourds, squash, corn shocks, straw bales, mums and mini pumpkins.
Prices vary from 75 cents to $25, depending on size.
Whether you are looking for a small token to remind you of your visit or a collectible, you can find it at the gift shop. The shelves are stocked with unique fall and Halloween decorations, costume accessories, unique toys, and collections from Mark Roberts. And let's not forget those delicious Dollinger Label jams, jellies, vegetables, our famous jabenero pickles, farm fresh honey made from the bees on the farm, specialty caramels, and taffy apples. A trip to the gift shop is an experience you won't soon forget. The gift shop is open every day! Stop by. You won't be disappointed!
Find your way out of our four-acre Corn Maze! You can test your navigational skills in Dollinger Family Farm's Maize Maze. Each year there is a new design, can you guess what it will be this year? Admission: $4 per person. Open every day.
The story of Dollinger Family Farm stretches back to 1836, when it was platted as the town of Dresden, Illinois. The farm itself has been in the Dollinger family since 1852. Come explore the rich history of our little part of the world, including special exhibits and historical structures!
Family Fun, Activities, Special Events and more!
Every weekend, Dollinger Family Farm hosts all kinds of special events and activities, sure to entertain kids and adults alike Make sure to visit our Calendar of Events page to keep up to date with all the stuff going on down on the farm!
This fall, let us take you back to 1775, when the 13 colonies were fighting for their independence from Great Britian. Smell the campfires as you meander through the town and visit the people of the time. See how they lived, dressed and prepared for war. Then experience the Battle and witness history as the United States of America becomes a nation at Dollinger Family Farm!
Admission fee does apply.
KIDS' ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES
From hay rack rides and train rides to face painting and exhibits, you're sure to find all kinds of fun to have at Dollinger Farms. Check out our Calendar of Events for more information!
See authentic historical displays and lifestyle exhibits down on the farm! Reach out and touch the tools and art that is part of our nation's history.
FOOD AND SNACKS
Visit the Engine Shop Cafe for Dollinger Farm exclusive goodies!
Grandma Dollinger's Famous Fudge • Grandpa John's Homemade Donuts • Caramel Apples • Roasted Nuts • Honey Sticks • Fresh Popcorn • Drinks
Also in the Engine Shop stop by Pizza for U to get fueled up to enjoy the rest of the day!
Pizza • Hot Dogs • Cheeseburgers • Calzones • Italian Beef • Poor Boy Sandwiches • Italian Sausages