There’s nothing as fun as a fall hayride or wagon ride! You can relax and check out the beautiful scenery or brace yourself for some jump scares (if it’s a Halloween ride!) Here’s a list of where you can take a hayride or wagon ride in the Stateline this season.

Please note: Most hayrides and wagon rides are only running on the weekends.

Non-scary Hayrides and Wagon Rides

Lockwood Park
5201 Safford Rd., Rockford, IL

When: Saturdays until October 29, 2022 from 10 am – 4 pm

Cost: $4 per person

Families can enjoy a wagon ride, pony experience, and visit to the Sarver Children’s Barn while at Lockwood Park. Wagon rides are 20 minutes long.

Farmer Jack’s Choose Your Own Farm Adventure Wagon Ride at Skelly’s Farm
2713 South Hayner Rd., Janesville, WI

When: Weekends from 10 am – 5:30 pm mid-September, 1 – 5 pm on Fridays in October through Halloween

Cost: $6.50 per person, 3 and under are free

You can take an adventure wagon ride that follows the story of Farmer Jack as he follows clues and changes his story based on your votes. Wagon rides are 20 minutes and appropriate for all ages.

Enchanted Forest and Hollywood Hayride at Palmer Park
2501 Palmer Dr., Janesville, WI

When: October 12 and 13 from 5:30 pm – 8 pm
October 14 and 15 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost: $3 per person for the hayride
$2 per adult / $3 per child for the forest walk

Enjoy an evening of Halloween fun at Palmer Park with either a non-scary guided walk with scenes from fairytales and nursery rhymes or a star-studded hayride with six scenes from popular movies. There will also be tickets for purchase to play simple carnival games.

Tractor Ride at Lindberg Pumpkin Patch
3178 Route 173, Caledonia, IL

When: September 15 – October 31 from 9 am – 6 pm daily

Cost: $3 per person, 2 and under ride free

Spend a day at the Lindberg Pumpkin Patch where you can enjoy a tractor ride for the whole family.

Haunted Hayrides and Wagon Rides

Fear Fest 2022
6512 Manchester Rd., South Beloit, IL

When: September 30, October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
Friday and Saturday from 7 pm – 11 pm
Sundays from 7 pm – 10 pm

Cost: $15 per person
$40 for the triple pass (haunted barn, hayride, and carnival)

Fear Fest has a haunted barn, haunted hayride, and creepy carnival. All of these activities are scary so use your own discretion when bringing children.

Hayrides and Wagon Rides a Short Drive Away

Stern’s Woods Park in Crystal Lake
5617 E. Hillside Rd., Crystal Lake, IL

When: September 17 – November 14, 2022

Cost: Rent your own wagon for 1-20 people for $115 or 21-40 people for $145 including a 30-45 minute campfire. Register here.

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