Harvesting Memories

Illinois Agritainment at its finest

The variety of activities available at Rader Family Farms continues to be part of what keeps families coming back year after year. It’s been exciting work and we hope farm visitors will enjoy the enhancements we’ve added this year. Your paid admission grants you access to most activities.



Konk a crow

Chalk Truck at Rader Family Farms

Chalk Truck

Mega slide

Apple Blasters

Low-ropes challenge course

Duck Races at Rader Family Farms

Duck Races

Jumping Pillow at Rader Family Farms

Jumping Pillow

Animated talking corn show

Barnyard ball throw

Rat rollers

Double Barrel Shoot Family Farms

Double Barrel Chute

U-pick pumpkins

Critter Cart

Pedal-powered karts

Combine Slide

Corn Ball

Corny Bins

Crop Circle at Rader Family Farms

Crop Circle

Face Painting

Bucket ball

Hitchin’ Post

Digging sandbox

Straw Castle

Pumpkin Checkers

Little village

Roping roundup

Roller Bowler at Family Farms

Roller Bowler

Schoolhouse at Rader Family Farms

School House

Scarecrow Scramble

Selfie Scavenger Hunt


Spider Web

Tire Tower

Tractor Tire Swing

Tram Ride

Picture Perfect at Rader Family Farms

Picture perfect spot

Tug o’ war

Who’s your pumpkin

Wild Horses


Get lost... in our maze

Come check out our A-MAZING corn maze this fall! Rader Family Farms is proud to partner with Heartland Community College, celebrating the opening of the new Heartland Ag Complex and our 2024 inspiration for this year’s maze design.ย  Debuting this year, our 10-acre corn maze features the ability to access a digital map on your phone, allowing you to see your location within the maze.


Let's Eat

As the summer heat fades and local football fever is gaining steam, Rader Family Farms is cooking up a variety of classic and unique food dishes on the farm. On weekends, you’ll find multiple food and drink locations, including the Barnyard Grill, Harvest Brew Coffee Shop, Sidekick Grill, Popcorn Shack and Hitchin’ Post.

Upcoming Events

August 24
10am - 3pm

Gather your friends and head over to Rader Family Farms for the ultimate shopping experience in Central Illinois. [+]

August 25
10am - 3pm

The Farmstead Fair Vendor Pop-Up Market promises a weekend filled with unique finds, delicious treats, and endless fun! [+]

Join us Sunday 10am-2:30pm for the ๐’๐”๐Œ๐Œ๐„๐‘ ๐Œ๐€๐Š๐„๐‘๐’ ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐Š๐„๐“ set up on the lawn! Enjoy live music while you shop featuring Erin, Nate & Chico on the outdoor stage 12-2:30pm.

Rader Family Farms - Normal ElectricMood - Bloomington, IL
Earl Grey Clay Co - Normal, IL
Mudita Meraki - Bloomington, IL
Ames Woodworking Art - Sullivan, IL
Fiddled Roots - Normal, IL
Kara Ivey Art - Chillicothe, IL
Pasta Al Dente by Keila - Quincy, IL
F & T Desserts - Champaign, IL
Dainty Duo Creations - Normal, IL
Sassy & Classy Designs - Le Roy, IL
Hidden Harvest Candles - Le Roy, IL
Diggity Dawg Bakery - Dixon, IL
Peoria Succulents - Peoria, IL
The Swift Arrow - Bloomington, IL
whenbeadmetwire - Loda, IL
Lickskillet Soap Co. - Mansfield, IL
Wanna Hang Macrame - Bloomington, IL
Plot Twist Pages - LeRoy, IL
Hurdling Through Hard Times - Bloomington, IL
Flying Purple Cow - Bloomington, IL
3D Creation Crew - Downs, IL
Saturday Morning Tea Co. - Peoria, IL
Reising Farm Flower Truck
She is cute as a Muffin ! Come meet her on Saturday from 10 to 4 at Baby Animal Days!
๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒธ Exciting Announcement! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ

Today, we welcomed a precious new addition to our farm - a sweet baby donkey born to Mama Maggie! ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ’• We are thrilled to introduce you to Muffin, the adorable little girl who stole our hearts from the moment she arrived. Sheโ€™s as cute as a Muffin, so thatโ€™s exactly what weโ€™ve named her! ๐Ÿงโœจ

Come meet Muffin and all our other adorable baby animals at Baby Animal Days this Saturday from 10-4! ๐ŸŒŸ Itโ€™s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a fun day out on the farm and get up close and personal with our newest fluffy friends. We canโ€™t wait to see you there! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿพ

#BabyDonkey #MeetMuffin #BabyAnimalDays #FarmLife #CutenessOverload ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ’–
๐ŸŽ‰ Join our fun-loving team at Rader Family Farms! ๐ŸŒฝ Whether youโ€™re interested in guest services, hospitality, activities, or events, we have exciting opportunities waiting for you! ๐ŸŒŸ Apply now on our website - RaderFamilyFarms.com โžก๏ธ Info Tab โžก๏ธ Employment . Donโ€™t miss out on the chance to be a part of our amazing team! ๐ŸŽ‰ #NowHiring #JoinOurTeam #RaderFamilyFarms
What a fantastic day we had cuddling baby animals, laughing, playing and enjoying the beautiful dayโ€ฆ. And eating and drinking Strawberry Lemonade Slushies! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฅค Come back for more from 10 - 4 this Saturday, June 29th.
๐Ÿ๐ŸŒธ Saturday is Baby Animal Days and itโ€™s also Pollinator Week! ๐Ÿฃ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒป Join us for a day of adorable baby animals and celebrate the importance of pollinators. From cute critters to beautiful blooms, thereโ€™s so much excitement in store for you this weekend! Donโ€™t miss out on all the fun - see you there! #BabyAnimalDays #PollinatorWeek
๐Ÿ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅ Come see and hold the babies at the farm! Baby goats, calves, kittens, bunnies, and chicks are all ready for cuddles and playtime. Join us for hands-on activities provided by the University of Illinois 4-H club, lโ€™il critter rides and other fun farm experiences. Donโ€™t forget to check out the jumping pillow, double barrel slide, giant bubbles, and more! Food, drinks, sweet treats and our retail store will be open. McLean County Animal Control will also be on site with kittens and puppies available for adoption.  Advance tickets available only on our website or at the Admission window each day of the event. ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ #FarmLife #BabyAnimals #babyanimaldays
We canโ€™t wait to see you at Baby Animal Days! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ

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