During the month of October the celebration of harvest time spreads across the farm. Decorated with mountainous piles of not only pumpkins but also a unique variety of speciality squash and gourds, Sonny Acres offers a fall display not often seen at any ordinary pumpkin patch. Visitors who explore the grounds will discover a farm market, Spook Shed, Costume Shop, carnival rides and all sorts of Halloween displays and attractions scattered about.
A visit to the sales barn will find a wide assortment of gourds, squashes, indian corn and other farm stand items unique to the fall season. Apple lovers will be delighted to find crispy Wisconsin and Michigan apples in their favorite varieties. Upstairs in the barn loft visitors will discover a dazzling display of Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations.
The young at heart who plan on trick-or-treating will find the costume shop is the place to visit. Here we offer a wide assortment of ghostly masks, wigs, costumes and other novelties for Halloween fun.
A day at the farm can be a fun but tiring affair, to that end we offer numerous food stands with a wide variety of choices for guests to recharge. Don't forget to get a cup of warm apple cider if the day is cold, or freshly squeezed lemonade if you've put the jackets away. And of course, nothing tops the day off better than with a made-to-order elephant ear or apple cider doughnut!
Making pumpkin time the best time is what Sonny Acres is all about.
Sonny Acres Farm is a family owned and operated pumpkin farm located in West Chicago, IL. We have been in the farming business since 1883, with no intention of stopping any time soon. Often mistyped as “Sunny Acres Farm” the play-on-words is in reference to the seven sons of Ramona and Victor Feltes, who grew the farm from a small roadside stand to what it is today: Chicago's premiere pumpkin patch!
We are a relatively small farm, but we pride ourselves on growing and harvesting a vast amount of the pumpkins, gourds and cornstalks you see on the grounds. If you're looking for a truly family-owned and operated farm in Illinois then Sonny Acres is the place to visit.
We have rides and attractions that are a fit for everyone. Numerous carnival rides suitable for nearly any age, a Spook Shed for the tots, Haunted Barn for the teens and of course our Haunted Wagon Ride for the bravest.
No, Sonny Acres does not charge admission to the farm!
Our tractors and equipment cannot operate safely during steady rainfall, therefore most operations cease until the weather clears. If significant rain is occuring before our Haunted Wagon Ride we may be forced to cancel for the evening. If in doubt please call ahead.
The only place to purchase tickets is at the ticketbooth which is located in the middle of the farm. Please be advised that the ticketbooth accepts CASH ONLY, but we have an ATM nearby for your convenience.
Our full-sized pumpkins during the week are weighed inside our Sales Barn. Alternatively, during our busy weekends we price your pumpkins by size at our pumpkin stand near the main entrance.
During our busiest weekends we offer an alternative parking lot on the west side of the farm. Please follow the signs to this additional parking if our main lot is full.