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Farmtastic Activities

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 again this year. Your paid admission grants you access to most activities.  There is an additional fee for the 10 acre corn maze (open daily), apple blasters, and face painting. 

  • Apple Blasters ::  $$  More than 600 psi of pressure will shoot these apples at targets up to 200 meters away.  Challenge your friends and family to a shooting competition.  Visit the corn maze booth to try them during the weekends.  There is an additional cost to use the Apple Blasters.
  • Duck Races
  • Double Barrel Chute
  • Rat Rollers :: Roll yourself along a track in an over sized tube.Rat Rollers at Rader Family Farms  
  • U Pick Pumpkins :: Journey out into more than six acres of U-Pick pumpkins to find the perfect one for you!
  • Tire Tower 
  • School House :: The Schoolhouse is the first stop on our field trips during the week. On weekends guests can visit it and learn about agriculture in Illinois.
  • Crop Circle :: When you stroll thru this pie shaped display you will be able to see up close eight different Illinois crops and learn some interesting facts about each crop. This display is adorned by the Illinois Flag.
  • Little Village :: Kids six and underwill enjoy playing in and around the miniature town. 
  • Tram Rides (on weekends) :: Enjoy the ride out to get your pumpkin or just ride around for fun on the back of a tram pulled by a John Deere tractor driven by one of our staff. You will learn about this working farm and about the family who work it.
  • Kiddie Corn Maze ::  Our 1 acre corn maze is just perfect for children and the faint of heart who do not want to wander for too long thru the paths. 
  • Oversized Sandbox 
  • Pedal Powered Trikes .
  • Cattle Chute & Haystack :: Run up the cattle shoot and jump into the pit below. That’s good old fashioned fun and easy for the smallest of young farmers!
  • Rodeo Round Up :: Roping's not as easy as they make it look on TV.  Climb up in the in the saddle and try your hand at roping the steer. 
  • Wild Horses :: Swing high while riding the new horse swings (Take note of the posted weight limits)
  • Straw Castle :: Oversized straw bales create an exciting castle tower that is lots of fun to climb, chase friends and explore.
  • Corny Bins :: Nothing says central Illinois like a few large bins of corn for kids to root around in for an hour or so. Come have some fun and learn some fun corn facts.
  • The Barnyard .
  • Tractor Test Drive :: Climb the steps up into the big red tractor and pretend you're the farmer planting the crops.
  • Critter Cart Barrel Train::  For our small friends.
  • Pumpkin Checkers :: Challenge someone to a big checker game with pumpkins.
  • Animated Talking Chicken Show
  • Corn Ball Volley Ball 
  • Corn Boxes :: Have fun driving the miniature farm equipment in the corn box while you wait to get your Barnyard Grill food order.
  • Picture Perfect Spot :: Arrange your group around our 1951 Chevy pick-up truck for a great photo of the kids or the entire family.   Capture those memories of your trip to the farm, just on the edge of Normal.
  • Scarecrow Scramble