Primrose Farm is Bursting with Fall Fun

Doesn’t it sound like bales of fun to enjoy a fall adventure on a farm with apples, pumpkins and s’mores?

Primrose Farm in St. Charles is so close, yet its natural environment helps you feel like you’ve escaped into the country. It’s a facility of the St. Charles Park District that serves as a year-round window into the “working” farm life.

“We provide activities every season, but this year’s fall season includes some fun new programs,” says Alison Jones, manager of farm programs and interpretive services at Primrose Farm. “Our events are designed for the whole family, special parties and even employee events.”

Delve into the 100 acres of this preserved agricultural landscape as you take in the breathtaking views and aromas that make fall special.

All About Apples is a new apple-themed program on Sept. 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be games, activities and demonstrations with an apple doughnut and cup of apple cider included with admission.

Do you like to dance? On Sept. 17, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., the popular Barn Dance returns for all ages to enjoy swing dance fun with the music of Shout Section Big Band and dance lessons provided by Vargo’s Dance in Geneva.

Pumpkin Patch Creations is new on Saturdays from Oct. 1-22. “It will be a fun day that includes a hayride to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin,” says Jones. “We’ll have an area where you can paint and decorate your pumpkin, if you’d like, or just take it home. There will be a bonfire and marshmallow roast treat.”

How about joining the spectacular Fall Color Walk from Oct. 1-30, when the landscape is bursting with color? This free adventure includes a scavenger hunt where you can walk, hike and explore.

Hayrides are an autumn tradition on the farm, and they take place every Friday and Saturday from Sept. 30 through Oct. 22. “Individuals and families are welcome, but we also accommodate private parties for groups of 8 to 12 people and 13 to 20 people,” adds Jones.

There’s so much more to enjoy on the farm this year. For information and registration, visit

Primrose Farm is located at 5N726 Crane Road, in St. Charles, (630) 513-4370.