Dollinger Family Pumpkin Farm

September 17 through October 30, 2018
Open Daily from 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Start your 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, romping in the corn bin, exploring 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

FREE Admission & Parking

At Dollinger Family Farm, we let you chose your activity without paying an admission fee.

So if you are looking for that getaway day with your family and friends 

Come Home to the Farm

 to relax and have some fall fun!

 

Pumpkins & More!!!

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 depending on size.

Everyday Activities

Farm Animals & Bee Barn

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.

The bee barn boasts an observation beehive.  Learn how bees make honey right here on the farm. 

Playground & Corn Pit

Slide, jump, run, climb, even tumble in huge hay piles. Sail in our Pirate Ship, conquer the Castle, sift the sand in the sandbox, hide in the Hobbit Hole or climb on the Fire Truck. Adults will want to join in the fun, too!

4-Acre Corn Maze

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. 

Gift Shop

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!

Grandma Dollinger's Homemade Fudge

Each year at Christmas, Grandma Dollinger made batches of delicious, creamy fudge for everyone to enjoy.  The smell of chocolate filled the house as she worked all day in the kitchen.  Now, we work all fall in our kitchen to bring you the same experience!  There are many flavors to choose from. Take home a bit of our tradition, and enjoy Grandma's Homemade Fudge this fall.  Click here for Fudge Ingredients.

Weekend Activities

All of the Above Activites Plus...

Miniature Train Ride

Kids of all ages love to ride the train!

Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Children 1 and under are free with a paying adult.

$4 per person

Hay Rides

Take a ride around the farm and up the hill for a panoramic view of the farm along with a story told by your guide.

Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day

11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

$6 per person

Local Artist Lynda Mahalik, Owner of "Painting Faces and Spaces" spends each weekend painting wonderful designs of all kinds! 

Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

$4 - $8 per person

Native American Exhibit

See an authentic display of Native American items.  Learn a Native American Game.  Handle the tools and art! 

SUNDAYS ONLY, Except Oct. 22.

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Weekend Food

Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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 Dog

  • Hamburger

  • Cheeseburger

  • Calzone

  • Italian Beef

  • Garlic Poor Boy

  • Italian Sausage

All options can be purchased as a meal to include pop and chips. Pasta Salad is available for substitute for an additional charge.

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7420 E. Hansel Road, Channahon, IL
815.467.4698 | 815.467.6766
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