Siegels Cottonwood Farms in the Media

CBS Chicago Best Of Award Winner

CBS Chicago
October 7, 2011
Now that the temperatures have cooled off, school is in full swing and the colors in the trees are beginning to change, Chicago-area pumpkin patches are ready to help you create fabulous fall memories....

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Siegel's Pumpkinfest Featured on ABC Channel 7

As seen on the ABC 7 website:
"Monday, October 06, 2014
Celebrate fall with fun and affordable activities for the whole family. Lifestyle expert Donna Bozzo, a.k.a. "The Lady with the Alligator Purse," has some suggestions!
Wrigley Field Maze at Siegel Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm in Lockport
Siegel's inside created a Wrigley Field cornfield maze in honor of the Cub's 100th anniversary. What a fun thing for families to tackle on a fresh fall weekend! 
There are 12 acres of maze -and this is how it works. As you wind your way through the maze - you can sure get lost in here - 
As visitors wind their way through the 12-acre maze, they will Cubs and Wrigley Field trivia questions at 10 stop points along the way. Answer correctly, and they'll go the right way. Answer incorrectly, and they'll head in the wrong direction. 
Need help? The folks at the farm sell a little cheat sheet map for a buck. Zombies will also give free advice on how to get out along the way. Don't worry, they aren't scary. Lean in close for a fantastic photo opportunity. It takes most folks about an hour to tackle the maze. 
The Wrigley Field maze is open 10 a.m. - 6p.m. with last entry at 4:30 p.m. every weekend and Columbus Day through Nov. 1. It costs $14 to get into the farm on weekends and $12 during the week - but the maze is only open on weekends. Guests can save $5 if you order your tickets online in advance. They can also purchase a bounce back pass on their way out, which allows them to visit again for only $5. Grandparents get in free with a grandchild during the week. 
Besides the maze, there are lots of other things to do at Siegel's Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm. There are 40 acres of what they call "affordable family fun" with 20 attractions. There is a smaller corn maze designed for children; lots of animals to meet at the petting zoo; a story-telling Pumpkin Fairy; gem mining; even a low-fright haunted barn for the little ones. There are hayrides out to the pumpkin field where you can pick your own pumpkins and pony rides for $5 a child.
To find out more, visit or call 800-304-3276. "


Pumpkinfest at Siegel's in the Herald News & Shaw Media

September 2014
Siegel's Pumpkinfest has been featured in a variety of press in the Joliet Herald News Publications:

Selected activities for autumn excursions

Date  Monday, September 22, 2014   
... weeks Pumpkinfest Siegel s Cottonwood Farm 17250 Weber Road will host its 24th annual Pumpkinfest from 10 a m to 6 p m daily through Nov 1 Tickets are 10 weekdays 12 weekends and Columbus Day free ...


Plenty to do until Halloween in Will, Grundy counties area

Date  Monday, September 22, 2014   
... Fall Pumpkinfest at Siegel s Cottonwood Farm in Crest Hill Caption Christine Muilenburg for Shaw Media Eight month old Colton Jackson CJ Blevins goes for his first pony ride with the help of his mom ...


Svengoolie to appear Sunday at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm

Date  Saturday, September 20, 2014   
... Koz will appear at Siegel s Cottonwood Farm 17250 S Weber Road in Crest Hill from noon to 2 p m Sunday as part of Pumpkinfest Fans can get an autograph and have their photo taken with Sven owner Sue ...


Joliet Junior Woman's Club to host dinner in cornfield at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

Date  Tuesday, August 26, 2014   
... Sue Siegel of Siegel s Cottonwood Farms to use her farm for a similar event Caption Photo provided Mia Siegel loves sweet corn and is actually eating it raw Sweet corn from Siegel s Cottonwood ...


Letter: Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm offers thanks to those who helped veteran

Date  Thursday, July 17, 2014  
... participate in the Siegel s Cottonwood Farm Red Neck 3K Run benefit for our local wounded warrior veteran Air Force Captain Anthony Tony Simone It was a fun filled day and Capt Simone and his family ...


Siegel's Cottonwood Farm to host RedNeck Run benefit

Date  Thursday, July 10, 2014   
... m to 1 p m Saturday Siegel s Cottonwood Farm at 17250 S Weber Road Lockport will host a RedNeck Run to benefit Wounded Warriors and show support for Capt Anthony Simone In addition to the obstacle ...


>'Kitty Zombie': A zombie show for kids?

Date  Thursday, July 10, 2014   
... of Kitty Zombie at Siegel s Cottonwood Farm Caption Lathan Goumas lgoumas shawmedia com Director John LaFlamboy instructs Ron Fitzgerald who portrays Dr Vosfoteugh during the filming Wednesday of ...


Celebrating man's best friend

Date  Monday, June 16, 2014   
... held June 8 at Siegel s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport This is the best weather and best turnout we ve had owner Susie Siegel said Every dog attending had its day from Red the search and rescue ...


Siegel's Pumpkin Celebration in Patch Online

September 15, 2014

From Bolingbrook Patch:
"Opening day for Pumpkin Fest at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm is Saturday, Sept. 20.

The fest is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Saturday, Nov. 1, at the farm, 17250 S. Weber Rd., Lockport.

Pumpkin Fest is “affordable fun on the farm,” according to the Siegel family Guests are invited to bring the entire family to enjoy activities for all ages.

General admission tickets includes over 20 fun attractions including petting zoo, hayrack ride to the pumpkin field, train rides, haunted barn, slides, and two cornfield mazes.

Tickets are $12 per person on weekdays and $14 on weekends. As a thank you t members of the military, anyone with an active-duty military ID will get into the farm for free. During opening weekend, military families can also enjoy the farm for free.

Families are invited to work their way through 15 acres of turns, curves, and dead ends or fun in the corn maze showcasing the 100th anniversary of Chicago’s Wrigley field. Or if you’re not up for that, the Spookley’s two-acre cornfield maze is for you!

Pony rides, Zombie Paintball Ride, Jumpin’ Blob Jamboree, Gem Mining, Climbing Wall and Spooky Spiral are available for a small additional fee.

An array of food will be available, from smoked turkey legs to homemade pies, along with Siegel’s famous root beer."



Siegel's Pumpkinfest touted as one of the Top 3 Corn Mazes in Chicagoland by ChicagoNow

September 24, 2014

times magazine

Time Magazine
October 24, 2005
Third-generation corn farmer Paul Siegel says working the land will always be his true love. "There's nothing like planting a seed, nurturing it and harvesting it," says the owner of Siegel's Cottonwood Farms in Crest Hill, Ill., near Chicago. But Siegel admits that it is his annual Pumpkin Fest that keeps his farm afloat. Started in 1990, with a pumpkin patch and hayrides, Siegel's fall festival has mushroomed into a full-fledged theme park ...

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wgn news

WGN News
"Statesville Haunted Prison ... was rated the number one haunted house in the Chicago area. You only have a couple days left, but I'm telling you, it's great."

This ten-minute clip from WGN News shows the sights of our haunted prison, including an interview with farm owner Paul Siegel detailing the history and attractions at Statesville Haunted Prison.

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the Bugle

The Bugle
The nip in the air can only mean one thing: it’s time for pumpkins, apple cider and fallthemed fun. This year, that’s exactly what a local farm is delivering. Pumpkin Fest 2010 is under way at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, 17250 S. Weber Road in Crest Hill.
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Affordable Fun on the Farm

  • Over 20 unlimited attractions 
  • Hayrack Rides
  • Pony Rides
  • Pumpkin Mine Kiddie Train
  • Ghost Town Rail Road
  • Dad's First Tractor Maze
  • Fort Cottonwood
  • Upcoming Events
  • Pumpkin Field

Pumpkin Farm

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Admission price includes over 20 UNLIMITED ATTRACTIONS all day!

Siegel's Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm has Lots of "Affordable Family Fun on the Farm".

Everyone 2 and under enter FREE!
and you can stay as long as you like. For additional information, please call us Toll Free at (800) 304-FARM or via our local number at (815) 741-2693. Lots of FREE parking!

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