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A 2-Acre Halloween ‘Farm’ (In The City) Will Include A Corn Maze With A Bar Hidden Inside

Jack's Pumpkin Nights will bring a corn maze, carnival games, nightly entertainment and pumpkin carving to Goose Island.

Scenes from Jack's Pumpkin Nights in Chicago.
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GOOSE ISLAND  — Miss the corn mazes and pumpkin patches of your youth? You’ll soon have a grown-up alternative: Jack’s Pumpkin Nights, a pop-up beer garden located inside a corn maze, is coming to Chicago.

Promising “dozens of fall-themed Instagrammable memories,” Jack’s Pumpkin Nights will include a corn maze, three bars, food, carnival games, nightly entertainment and pumpkin carving, according to its website.

The pop-up Halloween haven will be built on a two-acre patch of greenery in an industrial area at 1467 N. Elston Ave. It’s scheduled to open on October 5 and runs through November 3, according to creator Marc Bortz. Tickets to the pop-up go on sale Monday and start at $20. 

Though geared for adults, children accompanied by parents will be welcome until 7:30 p.m. nightly, Bortz said.

Bortz is also behind of the popular Christmas pop-up bar Frosty’s.

“We wanted to do something at night, on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, you are never going to drive to a farm in the suburbs,” Bortz said.

Credit: Jack’s Pumpkin Nights
Images from Jack’s Pumpkin Nights website.

Bortz said that within the corn maze, there will be a hidden cider bar and beer garden. 

Additional activities throughout the month-long pop-up, which ends November 3, will include a cider beer and sweet corn festival.

Revelers who show up in costume will get a discount off the cost of admission. For more information, visit Jack’s Pumpkin Nights’ website.

Hours will be 5 to 10 p.m. Thursdays, 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. On the Columbus Day holiday, Oct. 12, hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.