Autumn Family Fun in Carlyle, Illinois

Kids at McConauchie Manor Farm

Photo courtesy of McConauchie Manor Farm

Weekends are made for fun, and that’s just what you’ll find during the fall season here in Clinton County, Illinois. Carlyle is the epicenter of the entertainment, with a pumpkin patch party scheduled for October 29, 2016. Nearby, at McConauchie Manor Farm, the action centers around its cool corn maze. Here is a little information to help you plan for the weeks ahead.

Carlyle 2016 Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Carlyle City Park
1096 Lake Road, Carlyle, IL
Children ages 3-12

Head to Carlyle City Park for a pre-Halloween party for kids that will include games (prizes too!), pumpkin decorating, face painting and inflatables. Feeling hungry? Not to worry, there will be food available as well.

Corn Maze
McConauchie Manor Farm
Fridays and Saturdays, September 23-October 29, 2016
10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
9360 Brinkman Road, Carlyle, IL
Child 3-11, $8; Adult, 12 and older, $12

This family farm, known for its pasture-raised meats and fresh produce, hosts an annual fall festival that includes a trek through an intricate corn maze. Kids love it!
The festival ticket also includes hayrides, a petting zoo, pony ride, barrel train ride, and access to the playground where you’ll find the popular tire mountain. An additional fee lets you try your luck hitting targets with the pumpkin chucker. If all this makes you want to hang around a while, you can rent one of the farm’s fire pits and roast marshmallows under the stars.

The fields are golden, the air is crisp, there’s fun in the air—fall is a wonderful time to visit Clinton County!

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