The start of the fall season also means the opening of the seasonal farms and orchards in Central Illinois. Before Halloween events take over greater Peoria, check out one of the area's farm and orchard locations where you can enjoy the beautiful fall weather and shop for your favorite seasonal items featuring flavors of cinnamon, pumpkin, caramel and apple cider. Orchard Hill Farm is the perfect stop for tasty treats and seasonal events like cookouts and carriage rides. Don’t miss the Tanners Orchard festival days full of festive events, games and a petting zoo. Pick your pumpkin and try not to get lost in the corn maze at Roth Pumpkin Patch! Whether you want to soak up the fall colors or pick a bushel of apples, there’s a place in central Illinois for you. Read on for the full list of farm and orchard locations.

 

Farms and Orchards in the Peoria Area: 

  • Arends Orchard in Laura (July 1 - December 15)- Arends Orchard serves the Central Illinois area with delicious apples, cider, raw honey and a series of other fruits and vegetables that are grown right on the farm.

  • Orchard Hill Farm in Lewistown (August 1 - October 31)- Orchard Hill Farm is the perfect place for fall shopping and family fun. They sell a variety of treats such as tasty caramel apples. Don’t miss out on their cookouts, wine tastings, carriage rides, barrel train rides, corn maze, and cannons.

  • Christ Orchard in Elmwood (August 2 - November 30)- Head out to Christ Orchard for some apple picking! They also have pure honey, apple cider, pumpkins, fruit butters and preserves and much more.  

  • Tanners Orchard in Speer (August 2  -November 30) - Tanners Orchard offers a series of fall festivities throughout the season including a farm market and bakery, apple picking, a corn maze and petting zoo, events and festival days with games and activities.

  • Ackerman Family Farms in Morton (August 30 - October 31)- Ackerman Family Farms has many fall festivities including pumpkin patches, a corn maze, a petting zoo, and a gift shop filled with tasty fall treats!

  • Roth Pumpkin Patch in Morton (September 13 - October 31)- Roth Pumpkin Patch has fun fall things to do for the whole family including a corn maze, tube slides, pedal race tracks, and hayrack rides. You can also pick your pumpkin, get some delicious treats, and shop in their gift shop!

Don't miss your chance to go on a fall adventure this season! Grab your friends and family and take a trip to one of the area's many farms and orchards to enjoy fall treats and a day of fun.