Shades of Autumn (Pumpkin Festival)

Shades of Autumn 2018 is eight weekends of family fun beginning on Saturday, September 8, 2018, through Sunday, October 28, 2018. September 8th & 9th as we kick off the fall season with Tractors for Charity, our antique tractor and truck show. To participate in the Truck and Tractor Pulls, please CLICK HERE for more information.  Each week thereafter, through October 28, 2018, we have many exciting activities, special events and fine family entertainment planned.

We added several new attractions last year and have surprises for you this year as well! There is something for everyone to enjoy during our festival season. You can check out our admission prices to our Farmtractions Theme Park 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 for 20+ years, which began in 1997! 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 barrel 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, as well as delicious lunch options. On Fridays, there are limited lunch choices available from 11-2pm. 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, with the exception of service dogs, we do not allow our guests dogs or pets on the grounds. Thank you kindly for understanding. For the comfort of all our guests, Stade’s is a SMOKE-FREE farm, (including vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (ECigarettes), e-pipes, and all other ENDS.) All Children, 15 years and younger, must have adult supervision at all times while visiting the farm.

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 8, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
September: Saturdays and Sundays
October: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Columbus Day, October 8th

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

General Admission for 2018 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 (except the following: Stade’s Farm Express Train and our Apple Cannons) 
  • A farmtastically awesome time

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