Siegel’s Pumpkin Fest set for Oct. 28-29

10/18/2017, 1:46 p.m.
Weekend of fun includes teacher appreciation, special needs weekend and other fun events.

Teacher Appreciation Weekend – In honor of all educators, Siegel's Cottonwood Farm hosts a Teachers Appreciation Weekend. All teachers and educators, their spouse and children receive free admission to the Farm and opportunity to watch as we smash thousands of pounds of pumpkins!

Special Needs Weekend – The Siegel family welcomes all special needs children, their parents and siblings to enjoy a day out on the farm with free admission.

“Save the Cans” Aluminum Can Drive Benefit – Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm and Chicago’s All American Recycling come together to “Save the Cans”, an aluminum can recycling campaign to raise money for Pink Heals Joliet (http://pinkhealsjoliet.org/).

Bring your bag of 10 aluminum cans to the Farm and receive $5 OFF Admission to Pumpkin Fest, and enjoy “Affordable Fun on the Farm™”. Our goal is to fill the recycling All American’s pink trailers to the brim, collecting 10,000lbs of aluminum. 100% of proceeds will go to Pink Heals Joliet and help individuals in need, receiving treatment for cancer, in our community.

For the past five years, the company’s “Save the Cans” aluminum can recycling campaign has raised thousands for Pink Heals Joliet and cancer awareness. “Save the Cans” brings awareness to cancer, and those in their battle, while encouraging everyone in the community to contribute to a cleaner environment by keeping harmful aluminum cans out of landfills.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Life Source Blood Drive – Siegel’s partners again with Life Source to host a blood drive from 11a.m.-5p.m. Sat., Oct. 28. Donors will receive free admission to the Farm.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Annual Pumpkin Smash - Ever wonder what happens to an 1800-pound pumpkin when its dropped from a crane high in the sky? Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm ends its 2017 Pumpkin Fest with a smashing event Sunday, October 29 with its Annual Pumpkin Drop. https://youtu.be/cEqWpMsDQ44.

Each year Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm takes any leftover pumpkins from its Annual Pumpkin Weigh Off and drops them from a crane high in the air. Some of these pumpkins weigh more than 1200 pounds, including the 2017 Monsters of the Midway Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off Winner coming in at more than 1800 pounds.

The Pumpkin Drop is included in your Pumpkin Fest general admission tickets, which already include over 30 attractions, including: our 15-acre cornfield maze “#FlyTheW", 5 play areas, pet and feed farm animals, haunted barn, Siegel's 125' Sports Zone, Duck Races, zip lines, the Spooky Spiral, Corny Crib, hay rack ride to the U Pick Pumpkin Field and more.

Pony rides, Sniper Zombie Paintball Ride (day and night), Gem Mining and Climbing Wall are available for a small additional fee. Enjoy plenty of "Treats to Eat" from smoked turkey legs, apple cider donuts, fresh baked pie slices, home brew root beer, Grandmas Special Recipe Kettle Corn we bet you can’t put down, and much more.