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School Field Trips and Tours

School Tours Info


Click above to call Kevin Heap at 815-719-0730

Thank you for your interest in Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm’s school tours.

Our goal is to provide our guests with a fun educational experience on a historic working farm. Presented in our pole barn classroom is our interactive, hands-on program. Guests will learn about the growing cycle of pumpkins and corn, the difference between pumpkins, gourds and squash and the importance of honey bees in plant growth. Also included is an exciting hayride through our 25-acre pumpkin patch where groups may exit the ride and explore the field (weather permitting).


When your tour is complete, visit with the animals, navigate our corn and soybean maze and enjoy our outdoor pavilion for a snack or lunch. Each student completes their visit with a pie pumpkin as a great reminder of their day on the farm.

Make Your Reservation Today!
  • We are open for school tours on weekdays from September 22 to October 31, 9 am to 2:30 pm.

  • Please allow 90 minutes for your class tour.

  • Please call us to book your field trip at (815) 651-7288

  • School Tour Cost: $8.00 Per Student

  • Chaperone: $6.00 Each

  • Siblings: $8.00 Each

  • Teachers: Free

  • $100 minimum

  • Deposit required

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Highlights during your tour include:
  1. An interactive presentation in our barn classroom:

    • All about the growing cycle of pumpkins and corn

    • Hands-on exploration of many varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and squash

    • Discovery of the importance of honey bees in plant growth

  2. Exciting hayride through 25 acres of pumpkins where guests can investigate the fields (weather permitting).

  3. Walking tour “meet and greet” with our farm animals.

  4. Let the kids play in the Heaps O’ Fun Barn or Milo’s Castle Playground.

  5. Pie pumpkins for every student.

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