17250 Weber Road, Lockport, Illinois 60441
1.800.304.FARM (3276)

Fall School Tours

Many children believe that milk comes from the dairy case and that vegetables are grown in the produce aisle. Part of our mission is to educate today’s children as to where food really comes from and the importance of agriculture in everyday life. Therefore, we invite your class to an educational and fun filled tour of our family farm on weekdays starting Sept. 19th through Oct. 31st featuring:

  • Farmer Paul’s educational talk with the children about how bees pollinate plants, “where their food comes from”, and what life is like on this farm; which was established on this land by his family over 100 years ago!
  • Hayride through our different growing fields (weather permitting).
  • Farm Animal Area – Everyone receives a cup of feed for the animals! Watch the goats walk on the roof!
  • See our newest arrivals in the Baby Chick House, maybe even a Baby Goat “Kid” or Piglet, if you’re lucky! Listen to BoBo narrate the educational tale of where the Giant’s Vegetable Stew comes from!
  • Students can get great exercise in one of our 3 play areas. Climb aboard the Pirate Ship in Port Cottonwood. Enjoy the “kid sized” barns in our Barnyard Playland. Play on the 48 foot long train in Veggieland!
  • Preschool & Kindergarten ride the Dwarf Pumpkin Mine Train. 1st – 4th grade ride the Ghost Town Railroad!
  • A special kid-sized pumpkin for each paid guest as you exit (Please bring your own bags!).
  • FREE use of our covered picnic areas for your snack or lunch. Space must be reserved when you schedule your tour.
  • Our Country Store offers fresh baked pies, fudge & more! Fun items for adults and kids of all ages!
  • Students learn a sense of direction walking through “Spookley’s” Maze, featuring “Spookley the Square Pumpkin”. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and signs in the maze have Spookley delivering a message of tolerance and kindness appropriate for all children.
  • Each school will receive a FREE DVD telling the story of “Spookley” and his special message.
  • Attractions available at additional cost – Jack’s Giant Slide or Dwarf Slide, Haunted Barn, T-Ball Challenge, Inflatable Obstacle Course, or Pan for Fossils and Gem Stones in a real water sluice!

This fun-filled educational tour is available for only $9.00 per student & chaperone.(Coupons cannot be used with school groups and 2 and under does not apply to school tours) Two 2 teachers are FREE! A minimum of 20 students required to book a tour. $140.00 minimum charge for Tours with less than 20 students.  Each Teacher will receive a wristband for each student that is a FREE ADMISSION PASS (a $15 value) redeemable for a FREE return visit to Pumpkin Fest 2015. (Note: Wristbands are only valid for students not adults).

In order to guarantee your tour date we require a $100.00 non-refundable deposit per class within 7 days. The deposit will be deducted from the total due on the day of your tour. Each year we sell out a little earlier, so call today to reserve! All reservations are taken on a first come – first served basis. Note: All payments are due on arrival the day of your visit. In order to provide an enjoyable experience for all, plan on your visit to last 2 hours. If staying for lunch, 2 1⁄2 hours. We store your lunches upon arrival.

To start your tour as quickly as possible upon arrival, please have the following ready before you exit your bus: 1) Your payment in cash, school check, or charge (no coins please). 2) The separate totals of students, teachers, and chaperones in your group. Your group will receive their wristbands based upon these numbers. 3) If your group is arriving in cars separately, please gather as a single group. Have all monies collected by a teacher before entering. Our guides will assist and direct your group while you are here, so that your group will experience all of the fun and educational activities on our Farm!

*Free return wristbands are only valid for Children

Notes From our Visitors

I would like to send you a huge thank you for a wonderful day! My students and I came for a field trip yesterday and had the most amazing time. Your farm is beautiful and so well organized! We loved the classroom with Farmer Paul and his speech was outstanding and very educational for young students. Sue was also so helpful from the time I booked the field trip to the day we arrived. Again, thank you so much for providing our area with such a beautiful and outstanding farm. You all are doing an fantastic job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

 – Colleen Carroll | St.Jude School, New Lenox

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Zombie Package

THE ZOMBIE’S HAVE WON THE BATTLE AND HAVE TAKEN OVER THE WOODS FOR 2016….BUT WITH YOUR HELP WE WILL CONTINUE THE FIGHT TO RETAKE THE WOODS IN 2017! MAKE SURE TO PRACTICE YOUR SNIPER PAINTBALL SKILLS IN 2016 TO HELP US TAKE BACK OUR WOODS IN 2017!

Sniper Zombie Paintball Party Packages

Call or email for reservations and/or questions.

Package 1:

  • General Admission to Pumpkin Fest (Over 25 Attractions/Activities to enjoy!)
  • Reserved Party Area (for 2 hours)
  • Zombie Sniper Paintball Ride (Over ½ mile course in the back of a 5 ton Army truck)
  • Pizza Slice & Soft Drink Meal

Cost: $35.00 (Per Guest)


 

Package 2:

  • General Admission to Pumpkin Fest (Over 25 Attractions/Activities to enjoy!)
  • Zombie Sniper Paintball Ride (Over ½ mile course in the back of a 5 ton Army truck)
  • Pizza Slice & Soft Drink Meal

Cost: $30.00 (Per Guest)


 

Package 3:

  • General Admission to Pumpkin Fest (Over 25 Attractions/Activities to enjoy!)
  • Zombie Sniper Paintball Ride (Over ½ mile course in the back of a 5 ton Army truck)

Cost: $25.00 (Per Guest)


 

Package 4:

  • Adult party package participants (No paintball)
  • General Admission to Pumpkin Fest (Over 20 Attractions/Activities to enjoy!)
  • Pizza Slice & Soft Drink Meal

Cost: $20.00 (Per Guest)

Birthday Parties

Have your child celebrate their birthday with family and friends here at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm and give them a memorable birthday experience!

There are lots of fun things for all of your party-goers to do here on the Farm! Take a look at what’s included with general admission on our Tickets & Coupons page.


 

Package Includes:

Reserved Seating Picnic Area for 2 hours, a pie pumpkin, and a meal for each member of your group.

20 Guest Minimum for Birthday, Scout and Church Groups


 

Pricing:

Adult Guest Ticket (no pie pumpkin included) $15.00

Child Guest Ticket $20.00

Guest 2 & Under Ticket $7.00


 

Party Procedures and Helpful Hints!

  • We recommend that you eat upon arrival, so that you don’t have to spend a lot of time gathering up your entire group in the reserved picnic area.
  • You may bring a Birthday Cake and Decorations, but no other food or drink.
  • Have members of your group here 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
  • Upon arrival please gather at the Admissions Window and check in. Give the attendant the total number of adults and children in your group.
Don’t forget that although your time is limited in the reserved area, you can SPEND ALLDAY here on the Farm!

Spring Tours

Booking for 100 Students or more. 

Company Outings

All options require a minimum of 50 people.

Option 1*

  • General Admission (including over 30 attractions)
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Chips (plain or BBQ)
  • Drink (bottled water, apple cider, coffee, assorted sodas)
  • Small Pumpkin as you exit

Price $25.00 per guest 


 

Option 2*

  • General Admission (including over 30 attractions)
  • Hot Dog
  • Chips (plain or BBQ)
  • Drink (bottled water, apple cider, coffee, assorted sodas)
  • Small Pumpkin as you exit

Price $20.00 per guest


 

Option 3*

  • General Admission (including over 30 attractions)
  • Vegetarian Meal of Cheese Pizza Slice
  • Drink (bottled water, apple cider, coffee, assorted sodas)
  • Small Pumpkin as you exit

Price $25.00 per guest


 

Mix and match any of the options above.

Additional Attractions available as follows:

  • Gem Mining $5.00 & up
  • Pony Ride $6.00 or Horse Ride $8.00
  • 26′ Climbing Wall $3.00
  • Spooky Spiral $1.00

Reservations

A $500.00 deposit is due upon booking your reservation date. Balance due upon arrival. We can take a credit card payment via phone.

Phone: 815-741-2693
Fax: 815-729-2693

 

Senior Fall Tour

Many children today believe that milk comes from the dairy case and that vegetables are grown in the produce aisle, but Seniors remember what “Farm Fresh” really means.

Seniors can come out to our real working farm and enjoy an afternoon in the fresh fall farm air!

The Senior Group Outing Program begins weekdays Sept. 26th thru Oct 30th from 1:00pm. until 5:00pm.

Package Includes:

  • A hayride (wheelchair accessible) throughout different growing fields (weather permitting)
  • Visit the Farm Animal Area – Everyone receives a cup of feed for the animals. Watch the goats walk on the roof!
  • Go for a ride on our “Grain Train”!
  • See the newest arrivals in our Baby Chick House!
  • Take a leisurely stroll thru our Spookley Corn Maze!
  • Get a look at farm equipment from days gone by!
  • Sit and listen to BoBo narrate the educational story of where the Giant’s Vegetable Stew comes from and the value of hard work.
  • Tour the Haunted Barn!
  • Receive a “pie sized” pumpkin for each paid guest as you exit.
  • Available at additional cost is the Golden Gulch Gem Mine Experience. Pan for gem stones and fossils in a real water sluice!
  • Stop in Kaity’s Country Store, Pie & Fudge Shoppe for seasonal gifts, Fall décor items, candies, delicious Homemade Fudge, and our Fresh Baked Pie!

Food at the Farm:

Food and Snack items (such as Hot Dogs, Pizza, Pulled Pork, Nacho’s, Chili, Popcorn, Hot & Cold Cider, Hot Cocoa, Pumpkin Spice Coffee and more) are available in Kyle’s Corn Crib Café!

 Package Pricing:

This Senior Group outing is available for only $10.00 per person and chaperones (Sorry, coupons cannot be used with this offer).

Reservations:

In order to guarantee your Group’s date we do need a $100.00 non-refundable deposit. This deposit will be deducted from your total due on the day of your visit. The deposit is due within 7 days of phoning in your reservation.

All reservations are taken on a first come – first served basis. See the Senior Tour Reservation Form to get started.

Note: All payments are due on arrival on the day of your visit.

To start your tour as quickly as possible upon arrival, please have your payment (in cash, check, or charge) ready before you exit your bus.

Brownie/Scout/Church Groups

Brownie Groups

Come on out to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm with your team and challenge each other through the corn maze, Take a Hayride to the Real Pumpkin Field, Let off some steam in the 3 play areas and so much more. Don’t forget to pick out your special Brownie Patch before you leave.

Scout Groups

Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts come on out to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm with your team and challenge each other through the Cornfield maze, Take a Hayride to the Real Pumpkin Field, Let off some steam in the 3 play areas and so much more. Don’t forget to pick out your special Scout Patch before you leave.

Church Groups

Clubs or groups of all ages will find Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm is an ideal location for fellowship and fun to spend a fews hours at.

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