Stade's Farm and Market

Farm fresh produce,  U-Pick fruits and vegetables, and family fun!

FARMTRACTIONS THEME PARK & Special Events InfoMarket, U-PICK, Theme Park & MORE

Farm fresh produce, U-Pick fruits and vegetables, and family fun!

FARMTRACTIONS THEME PARK & Special Events InfoMarket, Orchard, U-PICK & MORE Info

Welcome to Stade’s Farm and Market

Stade’s Farm & Market is located in scenic McHenry County approximately 50 miles Northwest of Chicago. Stade’s grows fresh fruits and vegetables that are marketed directly to consumers through our Farm Market. Throughout the summer and into fall our farm is also popular for u-pick fruits and vegetables including strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, apples, and pumpkins.

At Stade’s, we host a number of special events. Please scroll down to read about the next event(s) or view our events calendar for more information.

Beginning Saturday, September 8, 2018, (Farmtractions Theme Park will be open weekends only.  The theme park includes a petting zoo, corn maze, giant slides, hayrides, (when pumpkins are ready to pick) and a large variety of unique attractions. Our fall festival Shades of Autumn is a harvest time extravaganza featuring 30+ farm-related attractions, pumpkin picking, great food and lots of fun.

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Join us every Sunday at 10 am through October 28, 2018, for “Fields of Grace Worship Service”   Inspiring messages, uplifting worship music, and great fellowship.

Seating, umbrellas, fresh Apple Cider Donuts and coffee are provided during every service.

*In case of inclement weather the service will be under the bandshell.

Email Jeanine Weintz at FOGfellowship for more information click here.


Hours and Location

MARKET HOURS ARE 9:00 am – 6:00 pm DAILY

We accept all forms of payment except American Express.

Last admission sales to U-PICK and farm attractions (both Summer and Fall) is at 5:00 pm

We reserve the right to close for inclement weather to protect our customers and employees.

The farm property closes promptly at 6:00 pm.

We are located at:
3709 Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60051

Stade’s Farm is a smoke-free environment for the health of our guests, staff, and animals. Visitors are required to extinguish all smoking materials (including e-cigarettes etc.) before entering the farm grounds.

We welcome all certified service dogs the *farm. We appreciate very short leases and you must clean up after your service dog and request you leave all other pets at home. Thank you! If your dog is with you when you stop at the farm, please be mindful of the dangers associated with leaving pets in your vehicle while visiting our farm. Dogs are not allowed in our U-PICK fields, orchard, and Farrmtractions Theme Park area.

Stade's Farm and Market


U-PICK Apples – Stade’s Orchard @ Stade's Farm & Market
Sep 1 – Oct 28 all-day

Stade’s Apple Orchard will open to the public beginning Saturday, September 1, 2018. We hope to be open every weekend (Friday through Monday) through October 28th, but we will keep you informed of apple picking availability. When applicable, please join us between 9 am – 5 pm to pick your apples with your family and friends. Enjoy a beautiful day at the farm and your freshly picked, tree-ripened apples. If you have questions, please visit our Facebook page for daily picking updates. Visit this page for more information, or call our Market at 815-675-6396 to have your questions answered. Thanks!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Fall Festival – Shade’s of Autumn @ Stade's Farm & Market
Sep 8 – Oct 28 all-day

We are excited to share eight weekends of Fun on the Farm with you, your friends, and your family during our Fall Festival. We call the festival Shades of Autumn!

We kick-off the Fall season with the 14th Annual Tractors for Charity on September 8 – 9th. Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9th. Our 14th Annual Classic Car Show is September 15 -16th. Stade’s 5th Annual Arts and Crafts on the Farm is September 22 – 23rd. Military Appreciation Day is September 23rd. Our Farmtractions Theme Park, with over 30 different attractions, is open Saturdays and Sundays beginning Saturday, September 8th – Sunday, October 28th. The Theme Park is also Fridays in October and Columbus Day (Monday, October 9th). We offer something for everyone to enjoy with your family and friends on our farm.

In addition, we are taking reservations for private events and school field trips now, please call 815-979-9212 to reserve your spot! Mark your calendars! Pumpkin picking at Stade’s begins the weekend of September 22, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you, your family and your friends in Fall of 2018!


Be sure to check the weather before you come to visit us!

Most of the activities at Stade’s Farm and Market occur outside. If you are planning a visit for our u-pick fruits and vegetables or farm attractions please check the forecast first, as we do sometimes need to close unexpectedly and cease outdoor activities due to inclement weather. Our Market will always remain open, (9 am – 6 pm) even when the outdoor activities close due to unpleasant weather.

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      Stade’s Apple Orchard is open Friday, October 19th through Sunday, October 21st,  9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

For more information, please visit our apple page. Thank you!

It’s pumpkin picking time at Stade’s! We welcome you and your family to the farm to enjoy a free hayride to our 30 + acre pumpkin patch all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 28th. You will find many different varieties and sizes of pumpkins for you to choose from. All pumpkins (no matter how big!) are $7 each. For more information, please visit our pumpkin page. 

After your visit to the pumpkin patch, why not stop and take a beautiful family photo in front on our Pumpkin House?

Please check our Facebook for last minute updates and picking availability regarding all of our U-PICK options. This website is typically updated once daily; please check Facebook for all current information. THANK YOU!

Farmtractions Theme Park

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 28, 2018.

You can pick apples in our beautiful orchard, catch a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick a special pumpkin. Then spend the rest of the time together in our *Farmtractions Theme Park; cruising down the zip lines, pedaling around the track, visiting the animals in the petting zoo, jumping on the giant pillows, getting lost in the cattle truck maze, firing apples at targets, and enjoying a ride on our antique carousel. Stade’s is a place where everyone can be a kid and enjoy themselves!
Farmtractions Theme Park will be open 10 – 6 pm (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays).
Pumpkin picking is available as well, 10 am -5:30 pm (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays).
Our Market is open 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

*One admission price of $15 includes everything in the fenced area (except the Apple Cannons). For more information, please visit our Farmtractions Page.


Stade’s Apple Orchard is open Friday, October 19th through Sunday, October 21st. 9:00 am – 5 pm.

We expect to be picking apples all Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at least through the end of October, possibly into November depending on the weather we experience.

The following apple varieties will be available for picking:

Honeycrisp, Empire, Jonagold, Jonaprince, Gala, Cortland, Yellow Delicious, and September Wonder Fuji.

 We hope to see you soon! Thank you!

Please visit our Facebook page for all updated picking information. If you cannot check our Facebook page, we encourage you to call the Market at 815-675-6396 to check availability before making the drive to the farm, especially if you are driving a distance.

As always, we reserve the right to close unexpectedly to protect our customers and employees in the event of inclement weather.


When applicable: Stade’s U-PICK is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, last entry to the field is at 5:00 pm.

*We do have random days when our U-PICK is closed to allow more fruit/vegetables to ripen, that is why we encourage you to check back here or visit us on for all current information.

Stade's Farm & Market

We have an excellent selection of beautiful, fresh produce in our Market including Stade’s own delicious Winter Squash and more harvested on our farm. Ripe delicious, juicy, just picked apples are also available!

View our Produce Calendar for a full list of the crops we grow in chronological order as to when they are available to our customers.

Mark your calendar for our special events in the fall, which include: Tractors for Charity, A Classic Car and Truck Show, Arts and Crafts Weekend, Grandparents Day, Military Appreciation and our Sunday Morning Outdoor Worship Services.

We love our customers and look forward to seeing you soon!

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide nutritious homegrown farm products and unique wholesome family entertainment at reasonable prices to our local and surrounding communities.

Come visit us to find out more about our unique farm and market or call us at 815-675-6396 if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon!