Baby Animal Days

June 22 & 29, 2024

Sunflower Days

August 10, 11, 17, 18

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.  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

Baby Goats
June 22
10am - 4pm

The babies are back! Come see, pet, and hold some of the cutest little farm animals. [+]

Baby Goats
June 29
10am - 4pm

The babies are back! Come see, pet, and hold some of the cutest little farm animals. [+]

Sunflower field
August 10
11am - 4pm

Our 5th annual Sunflower Days begins today. Find out how you can enjoy the beauty that a midwest sunflower field has [+]

Sunflower Days
August 11
11am - 4pm

It's Day 2 of this year's Sunflower Days [+]

August 17
11am - 4pm

It's the final weekend of this year's Sunflower Days so plan to come out today or tomorrow [+]

Sunflower Days at Rader Family Farms
August 18
11am - 4pm

It's the last day and your last chance to enjoy this year's Sunflower Days [+]

🐝🌸 Saturday is Baby Animal Days and it’s also Pollinator Week! 🐣🌞🌻 Join us for a day of adorable baby animals and celebrate the importance of pollinators. From cute critters to beautiful blooms, there’s so much excitement in store for you this weekend! Don’t miss out on all the fun - see you there! #BabyAnimalDays #PollinatorWeek
🐐🐱🐰🐥 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, l’il critter rides and other fun farm experiences. Don’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. 🎟️ #FarmLife #BabyAnimals #babyanimaldays
We can’t wait to see you at Baby Animal Days! 🐾🐥
🌾🚜✨ Exciting News ! ✨🚜🌾

We are proud to announce our partnership with Heartland Community College! 
Join us as we celebrate the importance of agricultural education, innovation and fun. Stay tuned and follow for more! 🌽🌟 #AgriculturePartnership #CornMazeDesign #communityeducation #heartlandcommunitycollege #raderfamilyfarms #lifemultiplied @heartlandhawks
😎 Jumping for joy! Early bird season passes are available for the fall season. Get $10 off each pass for a limited time. 
Go to 
Link is in our bio.  #peoriaillinois #bloomingtonillinois #normalillinois #mcleancounty #champaignillinois
Happy National Donut Day with our favorite power rings! 🍩
We Are Hiring!  Applications may be found online at➡️INFO⬇️ Employment  Come join our team!
🐻🦁🐰 Get ready to snuggle up with some adorable stuffed animals at Baby Animal Days on June 22 and June 29! 🎟️ Grab your tickets now for a day full of furry friends and fun! 🐾 #babyanimaldays #stuffedanimals #cutenessoverloaded❤️
See you on the porch at 3pm today! First 30 customers receive a swag bag full of goodies!  #NormalIL #IllinoisShopping #ShopLocalBloomington #ShopTillYouDrop #BloomingtonEvents #RetailTherapy #shoplocalil

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