Monday, April 18, 2011

April 27: Free Resident Day at Blackberry Farm

Residents of the Fox Valley Park District can enjoy free admission to Blackberry Farm from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, as the living history museum celebrates its 42nd anniversary.

The third annual Family Fun Day will include unlimited rides on the train, hay wagon, carousel and pedal tractor course.

“This is a way of saying thanks to all our residents who have shared in the enjoyment of this park over the years,” said facility supervisor Sandy Smith. “Our residents have helped make Blackberry Farm a truly unique and special place to visit.”

Residents of Aurora, North Aurora, Montgomery and Sugar Grove are eligible for free admission. Each person must provide a driver’s license to show proof of residency.

Blackberry Farm – set amid 54 scenic acres of lakes, ponds and forest – will feature demonstrations of pioneer life with interactive displays and historical interpreters relating tales of yesteryear. Guests can visit the Discovery Barn, Pioneer Cabin, Wagner House, Pottery Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Spinning and Weaving Cabin, One-Room School House, Victorian Huntoon House and the five museums. Park concessions will be available as well.

Regular admission fee applies to non-residents: $6 for children/seniors and $7 for adults. For more information, call Blackberry Farm at (630) 892-1550.


  1. An individual pass, per person, per season is a mere $20.00, which is almost like free when you consider the bearer can indulge in the pleasure of free rides and all of the other amenities this gorgeous park offers!

  2. To get the aforementioned price, you must purchase your pass by May 1. After that the price will be $25.00.
    For non residents the season pass is $25.00 and $30.00 after May 1.
    Children under 2 are free.
    Resident family passes for a family of 4 are $85.00.
    For more details, go to