Are you yearning to celebrate everything autumn brings, but you can’t spend hours traveling to a fall adventure? Windy Acres Farm is a hidden treasure, a rural retreat that’s located on Fabyan Parkway near the ever-bustling Randall Road in Geneva.
This family farm’s annual Fall Fest runs Sept. 18 through Oct. 31, and it offers an appealing cornucopia of activities.
“There has been growth all around us,” says Kristin Srail, of Windy Acres Farm. “But we have stayed true to our roots as a produce farm with our 25 acres here and additional 100 acres just outside of town. Our Fall Fest has been an annual Fox Valley-area tradition and staple since 1985, and the fun gets bigger and better each year.”
Windy Acres is open seven days a week, offering fresh produce, bakery treats, tours and more.
But during Fall Fest, the farm comes alive with a variety of unique attractions for all ages to let go, laugh and make lifetime memories.
New this year are the pumpkin hopper shootout, teeter totters, and a giant rockin’ roll chair that’s ready for family selfies and photos. Playtime for kids is endless with the giant jumping pillow, moon bounces, kiddie train and Charlotte’s Tangled web.
Meet the farm animals at Buttermilk Barnyard Petting Zoo. Get lost and found navigating the Corn Maze. Try Mini Golf, the Horsey Swing Corral and Western Town, or glide swiftly through the zip line. These adventures are the tip of the corn stalk for what’s in store. There’s a whole lot more.
Weekends at Fall Fest offer additional outdoor fun, weather permitting. Enjoy the tastes of grilled foods, sweet treats and a corn bar. Sip at the Beer Garden with fall ales, seasonal ciders, pumpkin spiced beverages and the brand-new apple cider slushies. Sit by a picnic table, bring a lawn chair and listen to live music performed by local musicians or favorite tunes played by local DJs.
Find admission information and shop for fresh produce online at windyacresfarmstand.com.
Windy Acres Farm is located at 37W446 Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, (630) 232-6429. ❚