Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm Opens Season by Saluting America’s Military
First Responders to be honored during second Pumpkin Fest Weekend
9/17/2013, 9:51 p.m.
Twelve years after the September 11, 2011, terrorism attacks on American soil, and at a time when the United States is contemplating military action in Syria, Sue and Paul Siegel are paying tribute to America’s military and First Responders over the first two weekends of their Pumpkin Fest 2013 season.
All United States military personnel, veterans and their families are invited to harvest memories for free during Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm’s opening weekend, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. A valid military ID is required to take advantage of free admission.
The following weekend, Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th, is First Responders Appreciation Weekend, when all First Responders and their families are invited to participate in affordable fun on the farm for free. All firefighters, police officers and their families will receive free admission. The farm is located at 17250 South Weber Road, Crest Hill.
In addition to the pumpkin patch, Pumpkin Fest 2013 features more than 20 activities, including a farm animal petting zoo, hayrack rides to the pumpkin field, train rides, the John Deere grain train and new this year, Lexi’s Jumpin Blobs and a Zombie Farm Paintball ride. A large variety of meals and treats to eat are also available.
Known for its intricate corn mazes, this year’s Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm’s maze is themed to look like a, “Zombie Blackhawks,” featuring live zombies as your guides!
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm is a 4th generation working family farm. It was established in 1909, and has been operating for more than 104 years by the Siegel family. Pumpkin Fest is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013- October 31, 2013. For more information on activities or to purchase tickets, please visit www.OurPumpkinFarm.com.