Susanna Farms began in the 1930s when Steven Jennings (SJ) and Mae O'Bryan purchased several parcels of property in Lake Villa. They named their land Susanna Farms after each of their mother's Susan and Anna. Fast forward to the early 2000s when a few of their grandchildren reimagined Susanna Farms on part of the original land as a Fall Festival for families to come and enjoy this land. The farm closed in 2014 and was reopened in 2019, this time focused on equine-assisted activities, small events, camps, and more for year-round fun. Today, the farm is owned and operated by Laura and Elizabeth Heffernan, granddaughters of SJ and May O'Bryan.