4oct10:00 am- 6:00 pmShades of Autumn Fall FestivalTheme park open fri, sat & sun through nov 1st10:00 am - 6:00 pm
4oct11:00 am- 4:00 pmDog Adoptions (Sun)Come meet adoptable dogs and their handlers11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shades of Autumn (Pumpkin Festival)

Shadesof Autumn Fall Festival at Stade's farm

Shades of Autumn 2015 will begin September 12th & 13th as we kick off the fall season with Tractors for Charity, our antique tractor and truck show. Each week thereafter until November 1st we have many exciting activities, events and fine family entertainment planned.

We have added new attractions this year and have something for everyone to enjoy during our festival season. You can check out our attractions page for video clips of our friends enjoying their time at Stade’s Farm during Shades of Autumn.

“Shades of Autumn” is the annual Fall Festival at Stade’s Farm & Market. Located in McHenry County in northern Illinois, Shades of Autumn is a great place to bring the whole family to enjoy nature’s bounty, plus great entertainment, during the most beautiful time of the year. During Shades of Autumn you can experience a day on the farm filled with family fun and forever memories.

Stade’s Farm & Market has been hosting this fall festival since 1995. Not only are pumpkins waiting to be picked out in the patch, the hayride back and forth is fun, too. In our petting zoo, you can play with some of our four-legged friends, including goats, a pony, a turtle, bunnies, Mama Llama and an alpaca. We have mazes in which to test your skills, and the pumpkin train is a big hit with the little ones. There are plenty of children’s activities to enjoy at Stade’s. The pumpkin cannon demonstrations are a “blast” to watch while enjoying some of your favorite festival foods from our vendors. Here at Shades of Autumn we are more than able to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings, as well as serve up some lunch. Our farm market is fully stocked with in-season fresh-picked produce and all the fall decorations you might be looking for.

Please Note: Stade’s loves animals however, we do not allow dogs or any other pets on the grounds. Thank you for your kind understanding.

Every Sunday morning during the Shades of Autumn festival, we offer an open-air worship and praise service with contemporary music. Fields of Grace services are held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and are led by a variety of dynamic speakers and musicians from local area churches.

Shades of Autumn Hours
Opening Day September 12
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
September: Saturdays and Sundays
October: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Columbus Day, October 12th

Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for Stade’s Farm & Market News. You can be kept up to date on farm happenings, produce availability, contests, events, as well as Shades of Autumn fun.

We look forward to your visit to Stade’s Farm.

General Admission for 2015 Fall Season*

Regular Admission

  • Children age 2 and under admitted free
  • Ages 3-64 – $15
  • Ages 65 and over – $10

General admission includes

  • FREE Parking!
  • Unlimited use of all attractions*
  • A farmtastically awesome time


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