Fall in Lake County is my favorite season! The golden light, the changing leaves, the crisp breeze! There is so much to do that finding family fun isn’t hard. Find all the best of Fall Fun in Lake County on this page so you can find it in one place.
Fall Fun in Lake County
Fall is the perfect time to explore Lake County’s agriculture roots with a visit to a farm!
Apple Picking in Lake County
U-pick Apple Orchards in Lake County is a guide to all the U-pick locations in Lake County and Southeast Wisconsin.
Apple Orchard Reviews: read about our experiences at the following orchards:
– All Seasons Orchard, Woodstock
– Heinz Orchard, Libertyville (Green Oaks)
After you’ve picked the apples, we have 10 creative ways to use them and the Best Apple Recipes for Fall. Heather shares a salad everyone will love, Apple Harvest Salad.
If you want to enjoy the fall apple flavor without the work, Kari tells you where to find homemade caramel apples.
Find McHenry County U-pick Apple Orchards at Little McHenry County.
Pumpkin Patches in Lake County:
Pumpkin Patches in Lake County is a guide to all the patches where you can pick-your-own pumpkins in Lake County and Southeast Wisconsin.
Pumpkin Patch Reviews read about our experiences at the following farms:
- All Seasons Orchard, Woodstock
- Aspegren Farm, Mundelein – limited weekends in 2020
- Didier Farms, Lincolnshire – Open September 19, 2020
- Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm, South Barrington – Opening September 19, 2020
- Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm, Waukegan – Open September 19, 2020
- Patch 22, Wadsworth – Open weekends only for 2020
- The Elegant Farmer, Mukwonago, WI
- Green Meadows Petting Farm, Waterford, WI – Open!
- Jerry Smith’s Pumpkin Farm, Kenosha, WI – Open 2020!
- Shades of Autumn at Stade’s Farm & Market, McHenry
Find McHenry County Pumpkin patches at Little McHenry County.
After you’ve picked the pumpkin, it’s time to eat all the pumpkin!
- Pumpkin Cheesecake French Toast Roll-up
- Perfect Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
- Four easy pumpkin recipes
After you carve the pumpkin, save your seeds and try Chef Erin Brew’s recipe for Pumpkin Seeds two ways.
Apples and Pumpkins aren’t the only crops in season during the fall months. Fall also offers raspberry picking! Find Fall Berry picking locations in Lake County.
And if you enjoy fall desserts but pumpkin is not your thing Heather has 5 Pumpkin-Free desserts you will love for fall.
Enjoy the bounty of the fall harvest without doing the picking at one of these fall farmer’s markets.
You’ll want to make sure you look cute for all those Instagram snaps on the farms. Grab some of our Fall Wardrobe Favorites for moms – you’ll look great, and you’ll be supporting LTM!
Festive Fall Fun in Lake County:
Fall is full of festive fun for families! No matter what your family style is; adventurous, artsy, fair-going, you will find Fall Fun for Families all season long in Lake County:
Fall Fun for Families in Lake County:
- Corn Mazes in and around Lake County
- Family-Friendly Oktoberfests in Lake County
- Fall Festival Guide – there’s not many, but we have the ones that are happening and note which of our favorites are canceled this year
- Pumpkin Chucking Events
- Our experience at the Mundelein Pumpkin Drop – canceled for 2020
- Hayrides in Lake County
- Favorite places to play in Fall Foliage
- Five Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family
- Friday Night Lights: High School Football in Lake County
Fall is the perfect time for family photos. We can help you find a photographer and look fabulous in your fall photos.
After you pick your perfect outfit find the perfect boots to go with it at these local Lake County shops for boots.
Fall is the perfect time to cuddle up with a book, some of our favorite fall reads are:
- Favorite Fall Books to Read to Kids
- More Favorite Fall Books
- A Bushel of Books About Apples
- Favorite Pumpkin Stories
- 5 Pumpkin Themed Books for Kids
- 5 Fall Librarian Favorites
- Favorite Fall books from the North Chicago Public Library
- Favorite Books for Fall
Does fall have you feeling crafty? We have gathered up some of our favorite local yarn shops for all your fall projects.
As the weather cools, you will probably discover that your kids have outgrown all their fall and winter clothes. Pick up some more for less at one of these Fall Lake County Resale Events.
Find more Fall Fun in McHenry County.