The young at heart who plan on celebrating Halloween day will find the Halloween and novelty shoppes the place to visit. Here visitors are offered a wide assortment of ghostly masks, wigs, costumes and other novelties for Halloween fun.
Scattered among the piles of pumpkins and fall displays visitors will discover food stands for their enjoyment. These munch able stands offer gourmet taffy apples, elephant ears, brats, spiced cider and other taste treats to make any fall outing enjoyable.
Weekends are busy, so come early. If you are not a crowd lover, weekdays or evenings are just for you. You are invited to visit daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or later in the evening as Halloween approaches.
Sonny Acres Farm is located on: Rt. 64 one mile east of Rt. 59 in West Chicago.
For more information, please call 630-231-3859.
Making pumpkin time the best time is what Halloween is all about.
The Early Beginnings
First generation German immigrants Ferdinand and Anna Nagel in 1883 homesteaded what was eventually to become Sonny Acres farm. Back then it was known as the Oak-wood Farm. Together they farmed 100 acres and erected a one-room home where they resided until they built the present farm house in 1895.
In 1914 the farm was passed down to the Nagel’s only son, Edward, and his wife Elizabeth. They raised five daughters, one of whom is Ramona Nagel Feltes, the present owner. She was born, along with her sisters, in the Oakwood farmhouse where she still resides today.
In 1941, Ramona married Victor Feltes, a high school classmate and World War II veteran. It wasn’t until 1951 that the couple began producing and direct marketing seasonal produce from a small roadside table. The name Sonny Acres found its place when in 1954, Victor and Ramona had their seventh son of eight sons and one daughter.
Today, Sonny Acres is known as a pumpkin farm where family and friends can enjoy a pleasant fall outing together in celebration of harvest time.
also offers the following:
Jams ♦ Jellies ♦ Crafts ♦ Candies
Annuals ♦ Perennials ♦ Vegetables
Herbs ♦ Hanging Baskets • Pottery
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Homegrown Tomatoes & Sweet Corn
Pumpkins ♦ Apples ♦ Apple Cider
Costume Shop • Sweet Shop
Novelty Shop ♦ Haunted Barn
Spook Shed ♦ Maze
Haunted Wagon Ride
Dark Zone ♦ Concessions
Christmas Trees ♦ Wreaths ♦ Roping
Sonny Acres Farm is located on Rt. 64 one mile east of Rt. 59 in West Chicago . For more information, please call 630-231-3859.
For more information visit the Sonny Acres Farm at: www.sonnyacres.com
See also our photo gallery from the farm at: www.polishnews.com/ Gallery/ Photoreport