Open Daily starting Sept 23rd until Oct 29th 10am to 6pm
17250 Weber Road, Lockport, Illinois 60441
1.800.304.FARM (3276)

We’re so glad you are applying for the first time! 

We are looking for friendly individuals with a great attitude to join our Farm Family at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm! Our Farm Family is made up of high school/college students, stay-at-home parents, retirees, and professionals from all walks of life. Not only does this seasonal job provide a little extra cash, it is also a fun and rewarding way to help other Harvest Family Fall Memories.

Work at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm is mostly outdoors and subject to the weather. We experience both hot and cold weather during our fall season. Work on the farm will require that you are able to stand throughout your shift. Some positions require lifting and a moderate amount of physical activity. Our Farm family must maintain a clean and professional appearance and be ready to have some fun. We have a wide range of areas to work as part of our Farm Family. We enjoy hiring individuals who are adaptable; most crew members are primarily assigned to one area, but from time to time may assist in another department. Read through these job descriptions and see which positions suites you best:

Fill out an application Click Here  or Stop by and pick one up Get Directions.

(Any issues applying online stop by and pick one up during our normal business hours)

Food Service

  • Prepare and serve a variety of food, desserts, and snacks

  • Take orders, interact with guests and handle transactions

  • Maintain the cleanliness of cooking, serving, and eating areas

  • Clean and sanitize workstations on a regular basis

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • Restock shelves and food supplies

  • Wash dishes and clean machines daily

  • Prior food handling or restaurant experience is a plus, but not required

  • Assist guests as needed

Cashier + Guest Services

  • Work in admissions building, exit booths, retail area, information booth, and pumpkin scale.

  • Create a positive first and last experience for guests.

  • Handle transactions such as selling tickets, redeeming season passes, and selling merchandise.

  • Responsible for answering questions and interacting with guests with a positive attitude

  • Must be friendly and able to interact with guests

  • Assist guests as needed

Farm Hand + Attractions

  • Monitor and facilitate activities: Corn Poppers, Apple Blasters, Rusty the VBB, Bee Line, and Potato Sack Slide

  • Patrol the corn maze and assist guests

  • Enforce rules to ensure a clean and safe environment

  • Empty trash cans

  • Must be able to engage and interact with guests of all ages

  • Collect pumpkin carts and wheelbarrows from parking lot

  • Opportunity to assist with events such as Pig Races, Kiss the Pig, and Candy Cannon

  • Comfortable working independently

  • Assist guests as needed

Drivers (AGE 25+ ONLY)

  • Operate tractors that pull Wagon rides, Grain Train and other farm equipment

  • Assist guests on and off the wagon or train

  • Maintain safety first and foremost by enforcing the rules at each station

  • Must be personable individuals who enjoy greeting and talking with guests

  • Must be at least 25 years old with a good driving record

  • Mechanical aptitude is a plus to get along with some of our old tractors and equipment

  • Assist guests as needed

Come join the farm family at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm! We promise it’s a fun job and you will make new friends!

😃 We’re looking for smiling faces! 😃

Stop By: 17250 Weber Rd Lockport IL 60441
If you are:
15+ years old 🎃
Likes working outside 🎃
Reliable 🎃
Great with customer interaction 🎃
Looking for a fun, short commitment job 🎃
💵 Wanting to make extra for Christmas gifts 🎃
Here are the details about our hiring at the farm:
🍁An In-person interview will be scheduled for you at the farm
🍁You will know your 7-week schedule by mid SEPTEMBER
🍁 There will be a PAID training day (a few hours) before our Pumpkin Fest opens

Fill out an application Click Here  or Stop by and pick one up Get Directions.

What to expect

When working for Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, you can expect:

  • BONUSES!!!
  • Getting paid to have fun!
  • Working for only six to seven weeks!

Our family had a wonderful time on our visit to Cottonwood Farm on a beautiful fall day!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 28, 2023

My family (wife, son, daughter in-law and two-year-old granddaughter) and I visited Cottonwood Farm for the first time recently. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and had a terrific time. Our granddaughter loved all the wooden vehicles she could climb on, the animals, and the big slide (four trips up the hill!). The grown-ups loved the dinosaur barn and all the quaint play houses. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful, the grounds neat and clean, and the food delicious. We definitely plan to return, and will recommend your place to our friends.

John Lincoln

I love it!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 22, 2023

My family love this farm so much.


Good time!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 19, 2022

Great family fun! Lots to do for everyone.

Denise Hohe