For more than 100 years, and four generations, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport, IL has been the place where memories are created. Not just by the Siegel family, but also by families and individuals across the region.
Today, it is still a working farm run by Paul and Sue Siegel, third generation, and has become one of the most desired wedding and private event locations in Illinois. We continue to grow crops and farm the land we love, while also cultivating new and exciting opportunities to enhance our unique venue. With our roots and our hearts dug deep into this land, we felt it was important to stay true to a quality and craft that would complement the history and natural beauty of our farm.
Each year, The Farm hosts Pumpkin Fest (www.OurPumpkinFarm.com), a six-week festival of “Affordable Family Fun on the Farm”® for families and individuals across the region to harvest memories. General Admission tickets include more than 30 attractions, from farm animals to pet and feed, Siegel’s 5 Sports Ball Zone, Hayrack Ride to the U-pick Pumpkin Field, Haunted Barn, Train Rides, Zip Lines, two corn field mazes, Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off, 5 play areas, a variety of appreciation weekends and more. Pony rides, Climbing Wall, and Gem Mining are also available. New attractions are added every year. Enjoy a diverse selection of food from our nine food stands and don’t forget to take home some of Grandpa’s secret recipe Kettle Corn or Grandma’s Apple Pie.
Pumpkin Fest is open daily 10:00 a.m. from the last weekend of September, including Columbus Day, through Halloween.
We are proud and pleased to offer The BARN at COTTONWOOD, as the newest in a long list of amenities that Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm has to offer. It’s been over 30 years since a true Amish Barn was built in Will County. Our barn was built by hand, without power tools or modern conveniences by Pennsylvania Amish artisans. It’s been our vision to build a place as special as the events that will be held here, and we can’t wait to be a part of what you’re planning.
The History of Our Farm
For more than 100 years and four generations, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport, IL has been the place where memories are created. Not just by the Siegel family, but also by families and individuals across the region.
Frank and Gertrude Siegel moved to this farm in 1909 to raise their family of seven children – five boys and two girls – who would establish the legacy of Siegel farming.
Growing The Farm
Today, it is still a working farm run by Paul and Sue Siegel, third generation. As times changed and demand for The Farm as a destination for family fun, corporate events and fundraisers grew, The Siegel’s swapped livestock for kid-friendly attractions, their famous Extra Sweet Sweet Corn, Grandpa’s secret recipe kettle corn, one of the scariest haunted houses in the country, a nationally-recognized corn maze and, now, one of the most desired wedding locations in Illinois.
More to Love
We continue to grow crops on this land that we have loved since 1909. We look forward to sharing with you our love of family, farming and land as you begin your “Happily Ever After”.
The BARN at COTTONWOOD is our new, nearly 5,000-sq foot, traditional, timber frame barn and event space that will have you, and guests, feeling immediately at home on The Farm.
a charming, rustic, country chic venue in chicago’s suburbs
The BARN at COTTONWOOD is a 5,000-sq foot, traditional, timber frame barn and event space that will have you, and guests, feeling immediately at home on The Farm.
The all-natural, picturesque setting of the farm will have you falling in love all over again, creating an enchanting celebration that is memorable for all. Our one-of-a-kind, Amish built barn is designed to be as rustic, elegant and unique as each couple. Enjoy effortless and stress-free planning thanks to our comprehensive packages that include a wedding days coordinator, officiant, centerpieces, and so much more! Guest experience begins as soon as they park their car where they are shuttled in a tractor pulled Wedding Wagon to the ceremony or cocktail hour. Dance the night away under the country sky, toss your bouquet from the loft of the barn, then end your perfect day around a relaxing bonfire with a final toast to your new life together.
SPECIAL FEATURES — Convenient & picturesque farm atmosphere. Exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, an 8-foot gleaming, Swarovski crystal chandelier, specialty lighting, whiskey barrel tables, wagon ride pulled by tractor, Amish built tables & chairs, and a spacious wrap-around stone patio with a water feature & landscaping.
Built by Pennsylvania Amish in a traditional “barn raising”, The BARN is the first of its kind to be built in Will County in the past 50+ years, and accommodates up to 250 seated guests.
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