Blackberry Farm Special Events

PLEASE BUY SAFELY – Please note that tickets purchased from a reseller or individual outside of the Blackberry/FVPD sales system cannot be guaranteed. Please visit Blackberry Farm’s Facebook page for additional details regarding the special events below. Everyone age 1+ needs a ticket; all ticket sales are final.

Superhero VIP  |  September 24
Meet and take pictures with your favorite superheroes: Spiderman, Captain America, Batman, Captain Marvel, & Wonder Woman (characters subject to change). Gates open at 8:55 a.m. with a special performance beginning at 9:10 a.m. This advanced entry ticket includes admission to the park for the entire day and a souvenir for each child. Superheroes will leave to return to their worlds at 11 a.m.

Halloween Hayride (Sold out)  |  October 15
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join us for a Halloween Hayride. Take a scenic hayride around Lake Gregory, enjoy family activities, and make s’mores at the campfire. Costumes will be judged as participants enter the park. This is a great program for families to enjoy together!

Haunted Train Ride (Sold out) |  October 27
Be aware of ghosts, witches, and goblins during the Haunted Train Ride. Grab your flashlights and board the haunted train, if you dare! Join us for a spooky craft. Enjoy the train, wagon, carousel, and bonfire with s’mores. Recommended for ages 4-10.

Hot Cocoa with Anna & Elsa  |  December 2, 9, & 16
Join your favorite Frozen Sisters, Anna and Elsa, for a hot cocoa party complete with sing-a-long and photo opportunities. Each purchased ticket also includes access to all of the Holiday Express amenities including the train, Santa, and all of the festive decorations.

Storytime with the Grinch  |  December 3, 10, & 17
Visit the Grinch and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. There will be story time and photo opportunities. Each purchased ticket also includes access to all of the Holiday Express amenities including the train, Santa, and all of the festive decorations.

Candy Cane Hunt for Scouts |  December 13
Calling all scout troops! Discover holiday fun as we search for hidden candy canes in a flashlight hunt. Keep your eyes open for the prize candy canes and special treats. Bring a flashlight and bag. Contact Laureen to register your troop/den at or call (630) 812-1080.

  • Special Event FAQs
  • Special Event FAQs

    Who do I need to purchase a ticket for?
    Everyone ages 1 and up who is attending an event will need a ticket. This information is included in the event details online and on Facebook events listings.

    What happens if there is inclement weather on the day of an event?
    Blackberry Farm is open rain or shine. We do everything in our power to stage every special event. This may require postponing or relocating to an indoor facility. If there is lightning in the area, the park will close operations until it is safe to be outdoors, which is indicated by our lightning detection service – or 30 minutes after the last observed lightning strike.

    Occasionally, if the weather is deemed too severe for the event to proceed, Blackberry may reschedule the event for another day.

    Watch the Blackberry Farm Facebook page for updates when the weather is questionable. Cancellation or postponement of events will be posted as soon as possible or at least 2 hours ahead of the scheduled time of the event.  

    Are special event tickets refundable?
    All ticket sales are final, refunds and ticket transfers are not available after purchase. Blackberry Farm is open rain or shine and guests are encouraged to dress for the weather. If Blackberry Farm reschedules an event and a ticket holder is unable to attend the rescheduled date, a full refund will be issued. If Blackberry Farm cancels an event ticket holders will be issued a full refund. Ticket holders must provide proof of purchase to receive a refund.

    How should I dress for my event?
    Blackberry Farm is an outdoor facility, so always be sure to dress for the weather. We suggest always packing heavier coats in your car just in case the weather becomes chilly. Blackberry is subject to windy conditions due to the park’s open terrain. If you’re attending a character event, many children dress as their favorite character for pictures.

    The event is sold out – can I just get two more tickets…please?
    Unfortunately, once an event is sold out we cannot add more tickets. We want to ensure our guests have a great experience at every event, and staying within the specified ticket limit for the event is an importance aspect to that. Many times, if guests are unable to attend an event, they post in the Facebook event listing to sell the tickets they will not use. Blackberry Farm does not facilitate third-party ticket transactions. Be aware of ticket scams!