Open daily from 10:00 – 6:00pm Sept 28th-Oct 31st 2019
17250 Weber Road, Lockport, Illinois 60441
1.800.304.FARM (3276)

1st Responders Appreciation Weekend - Sept 28th - Sept 29th

Posted: June 20, 2017 Comments: 19 Comments

“1st Responders Appreciation Weekend”

Free Admission for 1st Responders, Spouse & Children on Sept 28th & Sept 29th 2019. Open 10am to 6pm. Family can enjoy over 35 unlimited attractions included in the Free Admission.

As a Thank You to all of our 1st Responders, any active Police, Firefighter or Paramedic, along with their spouse & children, will have FREE admission the weekend of Sept. 28th & Sept 29th!

For many years the opening weekend of the Annual Pumpkin fest is Military Appreciation Weekend. This year that will be Sept 22nd-Sept 23rd 2018.  On this weekend all Military personnel, Veterans, & their spouse & children enter the Siegel’s farm for Pumpkin Fest free of charge.

General admission tickets includes over 30 unlimited attractions including: farm animals to pet and feed, Hayrack ride to the u-pick pumpkin field, train rides and slides and two cornfield mazes.  New attractions, new food items and special events have been added to 2019 venue.

Pony/Camel rides, Gem Mining, Paintball & Climbing Wall are available for a small additional fee.

An array of food will be available from smoked turkey legs to hamburgers, to apple cider doughnuts to homemade pie slices.

Pumpkin Fest is open daily from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. including Columbus Day. The Siegel’s family welcomes all military and 1st Responders to come to the farm and harvest family memories.

For more information contact:

Kaity Siegel At 815-741-2693, via email at

Siegels Cottonwood Farm is located at 17250 S. Weber Road, Lockport, IL.



sher Skal

Just looking for a little clarification on 1st responders weekend, it’s it September 24 & 25 or October 24 & 25? Both months are mentioned, is it both months?
Thank you!


Thank you for giving back to our military and first responders! It is nice to see positive recognition for the work that they do. They spend a great deal of time away from their families as they protect and serve others, and it’s a great way for us to take some time for our own family and have some fun with the kids. Our kids talk about the pumpkin farm all year long because they love it so much! Thank you!

Siegels Farm

We are happy to give back to our Military and First Responders! It is just a small token of appreciation we can give to them. We look forward to having you and your family again this season!


Thank you so much for recognizing the military and first responders.. it truly means so much. I am an army veteran and I’m very thankful and I can’t wait to take my 3 year old son there. He loved it last year too

Siegels Farm

Just a small way that we can give back to our First Responders & Military


Our family plans to attend this weekends event of 1st responders weekend as my husband is Firefigther but I just wanted to clarify do we still need to print off tickets for entry, if so how is that done without buying tickets, or do we show a valid employee ID at the gate for entry. Thank you for recognizing all 1st responders and their families.

Siegels Farm

We can not wait to have you and your family here for our First Responders Weekend. No need to stress all you need to do is have your Husband bring his Work ID and you guys will be good to go.

Thomas Dobbin

Last year, there was a Day you did for Special need children. Are you going to do another Day of like this again.

Siegels Farm

Yes it is every Fall season the 1st and last weekend. This year it was Sept 22/23 and the next one will be Oct 27/28 2018. Registration is closed already but for those who didn’t make it to sign up we are doing 1/2 price admission for them. We look forward to having you and your family.

Siegels Farm

You will need a copy of his ID and your ID showing you are family and you will be good to go 🙂


Hi there. My husband is on the Chicago Fire Department. We can last year! I just saw this for this year, is there a swag we can get this honored?

Siegels Farm

Unfortunately we are only able to have 1 weekend out of the season for our Free Admission but we will be giving Free Admission to our First Responders(EMT, Fire Fighter, Police) all season long with a Valid ID due to the rainy weather we had for the opening weekend. We hope you will understand. Thank you for your service.


Siegel’s from what I read in your reply we can still take advantage of the free entry for first responders all season long because of the horrible weather from opening weekend. Please let me know if I am reading that right.

Siegels Farm

The First Responder (EMT, Firefighter, Police) are free with a valid ID.

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