Strawberry picking at Cody's Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm
Strawberry picking at Cody's Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm

Strawberry Picking near Chicago: U-Pick Berry Farms for Illinois Families

When kids pick their own strawberries, those berries taste even better! As summer arrives in the Midwest, families can visit local farms and do some picking, enjoying strawberries in June and blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and even gooseberries (if you know what to do with those!) in July and August. We found 11 farms within 90 minutes of Chicago where kids can get some fresh air and some fresh fruit as they enjoy a trip away from the city.

Millennium Park Summer Music Series
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion - 6:30 PM Pick
Art on the Mart
Merchandise Mart - 9:00 PM Pick
Night Skies in the Observatory at Home
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
Chicago Ducky Derby
- various times Pick
Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
Germania Club Building - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides