Fall Festivities at Wisconsin’s Favorite Family Farm: September 14–October 31

No admission fee to walk through hand painted fall displays. Activity areas are $5/visitor during the week, $10/visitor on weekends. Children 2 and under are free.

Monday – Friday: Attractions Open 4pm – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: Fall Attractions Open 10am – 8pm
Country Store:  Open 8am – 8pm Daily

🍻Oktoberfest & other assorted beers!🍻

Celebrate fall at Jerry Smith with Oktoberfest & other assorted beers available! Served to you by the area’s very own Shriners! The next two weekends, 11am-6pm!

🎵 Live Music! 🎵

Don’t miss the Men in Black performing  this Saturday and Sunday,  October 5 & 6 from 1-3 at the farm!

Sloth Encounter Details:

Scooter’s last day at the farm is Sunday, October 27. All of the weekday sloth encounters are now booked. Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27 sloth encounters will be booked on a first come, first served basis in the petting zoo tent in the activity area. Thank you to everyone that showed Scooter some love this fall at Jerry Smith Farm.

During the week (Tuesday-Friday) sloth encounters are by appointment only and will be scheduled in 15 minute increments starting at 4:15 and the last encounter is scheduled for 7:30. Guests can call 847-849-6303 between the hours of 5 – 7:30 pm Tuesday through Thursday to schedule a reservation. If leaving a voicemail please leave name, number and preferred day and time slot. Your reservation is not secured unless confirmed by Animal Encounters. On weekends the encounters will begin at 10:30 and are first come first serve. Animals will take intermittent breaks throughout the day and will be determined by handler as needed.

The encounter last 5-10 minutes and are $25 for a one on one. The max amount of people in encounter area at a time is 2 and second person will be charged $10. NO other people will be allowed in the encounter area, no picture takers, extra toddlers, etc. 2 people only. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No exceptions.

Rules: Handler will go over rules and directions with guest. It is recommended that guests wear long sleeves and pants for encounter as sloth does have strong claws. Handler will have guest sit down with a towel/blanket in lap and place sloth in lap. Guests are not allowed to touch the head, claws, or legs. They are only permitted to pet the sloths back. Guests are allowed to take photographs on personal device ie cell phone/camera.

Appointments are subject to cancellation and reschedule due to severe weather if Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm closes. If guest wishes to cancel appointment they are asked to do so at least 24 hours prior to scheduled time.

For wallaby or armadillo encounters. Same as above except cost is $10 per encounter. Second person will still be charged $10.

October Calendar | Jerry Smith


All princesses will be at the Farm from 12:00–4:00pm.

September 21: Amazonian Princess and Beauty Princess

September 22: Sea Princess and Tower Princess

September 28: Snow Princess and Wizard Hero

September 29: Snow Princess and Snow Queen

October 5: Beauty Princess

October 6: Sea Princess

October 12: Beauty Princess, Frog Princess and Spiderhero

October 13: Girl of Steel, Marvelous Hero and Amazonian Princess

October 27: Fairy Godmother

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Family Activities (included w/ admission):

  • UNLIMITED Giant Jump Pad
  • UNLIMITED 6 Acre Crazy Corn Maze
  • UNLIMITED Petting Zoo (additional cost for feed)
  • UNLIMITED Kids Straw Maze
  • UNLIMITED Hayrides

UNLIMITED time in all of our play areas including:

  • Tire Mountain
  • Climbing Wall of Tires
  • Giant Tube Play Area
  • Tube Swing
  • Wooden Tractor Play Structure
  • 2 Rainbow Play Sets with sand piles
  • Big Sand Toy Hill
  • Basketball Hoop
  • Nicks Kid Show (11am-5pm)

More Activities (small fee):

  • Food/Concessions until 8pm
  • Face Painting – Prices vary based on design (10am – 6pm)
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We do accept credit cards. No pets allowed.