Dog-Friendly Fall Fun for the Whole Family

It’s fall, y’all! And the temperatures in Chicago have finally caught up with the calendar, which has us itching to get outside and do all the things!

If you’re like most crazy dog moms, you’re hoping to get your pup to a pumpkin patch to catch some adorable #basic pics for Instagram.
Located just 50 miles from downtown Chicago in Spring Grove, IL, Richardson Adventure Farm is our top pick for dog-friendly fall fun.


Best features of the farm:
  • “World’s Largest” and most intricate corn maze:
    The farm’s corn maze is a Cubs theme this year. And whether you’re a Cubs fan or not, this thing is incredible! With over 9 miles of trails to trek through, it’s perfect for a pup that loves to explore. (And also a great spot for some dirt wrestling if your pup has a friend along!)
  • Pumpkin Patch:
    All pumpkins and squash are priced by weight. $0.45/ lb
    This is a great spot for those perfectly fall Instagram-worthy pics! And you can grab some pumpkins to take home while you’re at it.
  • Petting zoo:
    If you have a pup that loves to animal watch, this is a great spot to walk around after you’ve explored the maze for a while.

There are several concession stands throughout the farm, selling: donuts, caramel apple blossoms (totally recommend this!), corn on the cob, fudge, funnel cakes, etc.
Other features of the farm for humans include: Zipline, Zorbing, Paint Ball Range, Wagon Rides, Camp Fire Sites, and so much more!

This farm is such a fabulous option for families, a group of friends, or just a couple with their pooch.
We give this dog-friendly farm FOUR PAWS UP!
Some other dog-friendly fall options in the Chicagoland area are: