Fall Bucket List – 5 Things You Can Do In Chicagoland Right Now

Joseph Cumpian, Writer/Editor

Yeah, we know that you’re only good at making Pinterest Boards for fall ideas, but never follow through. No shame in it, we have the list for you!

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm

At Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm, you can find a plethora of fun fall activities to participate in. From pumpkin picking in the fields to potato sack slides on the festival grounds, Bengtson’s has everything you need to satisfy your fall cravings. Paige Smorynski ’21, a senior at Whitney Young, attended Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm last fall, and in an interview with her, she said “Last year I went to Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm and I really immersed myself in the fall spirit. From riding the hay ride to venturing through dark and twisty halls of the haunted house, I just had a blast! There’s nothing better than a warm apple cider donated on a brisk fall day!” Take it from Paige, Bengtson’s is truly a must do this autumn.

County Line Orchard

County Line Orchard

County Line Orchard is simply a must-do for this season. Gigi Cumpian ‘23, a sophomore at Whitney Young, goes to County Line Orchard every year, and in an interview, she said “The place is just magical. Walking through the apple lined trails makes me feel like a little girl in an enchanted forest. From the U-Pick apples to the crazy corn maze, the County Line Orchard is an absolute must.” You heard it here folks, County Line is the place to be!

Odyssey Fun Farm

Zombie Paintball at Odyssey Fun Farm

Odyssey Fun Farm is an absolute terrific spot to let out all that school-provoked stress. Junior Joey Loranger ‘22 went Zombie Paintballing with his friends two years ago, and he said “Zombie Paintballing is my only source of happiness. It allows me to let go of all my stress and just have a good time with my friends. Highly recommend it.” You should go, too!

Morton Arboretum

Morton Arboretum

Morton Arboretum feels like entering another dimension. With over 4,000 types of trees, the fall foliage is absolutely breathtaking, and a great spot to have a photoshoot with friends. If you want that Insta feed looking like a fall Pinterest Board, this is the place for you.

Basement of the Dead

Basement of the Dead Haunted House

Basement of the Dead is more than just a Haunted House… It’s a party! The line may be long, but the music and the friends make the entire experience so much fun. If you’re looking for a good fright and a good night, come to Aurora for this one of a kind experience.

Well, we hope this Fall Bucket List has helped you in your process of trying to accomplish the fall season. But let’s not end it here: just remember, if you finish this bucket list, you can always start another one.