Sure, you could head to a big box store and buy a pumpkin. But why do that when you can have the fun experience of picking your own? Illinois is famous for pumpkins, so head to one of these incredible pumpkin patches to pick the best pumpkin.
1. The Pumpkin Patch
This place is a fun one to go pumpkin picking, because you can go on wagon rides through the patch. They are also home to the world's largest pumpkin, a 10 foot tall monstrosity. 3178 IL Route 173, Caledonia, IL 61011.
2. Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch
This place is celebrating 67 years. There are 200 acres here for you to peruse. 42W813 Reinking Road, Hampshire, IL 60140.
3. Marlow's Pumpkin Patch
There are loads of pumpkins for you to choose from. There also is a haunted house here, as well as a pirate ship hayride. 14003 N Harmony Ln, Opdyke, IL 62872.
4. Dorney's Pumpkin Patch
This patch allows you to pick your own or else choose from great pre-picked ones. There is also a large slide, bounce house, and a dark straw crawl. RR2, Lawrenceville, Illinois 62439.
5. Negangard Pumpkin Patch
This patch has a lot of varieties of pumpkins to pick from. There are also a lot of things for your fall decor to select here. 1883 County Road 700 N, Sidney, IL 61877.
6. Relleke Pumpkin Patch
This farm was founded in the late 1800s, and is still charming people. In addition to the pumpkins, there are camel rides and hay rides. 1526 Bischoff Rd, Granite City, IL 62040.
7. Kristin's Pumpkin Patch
Grab a wagon and go out and pick your pumpkin. And this place is great for super sweet photo-ops for your young ones as they pick pumpkins. 6300 Wind Tree Rd, Springfield, IL 62712.
8. Shreves Pumpkin Patch
This family owned and operated pumpkin patch will make your family feel right at home. In addition to loads of pumpkins, they have a super fun corn maze. 2142 County Road 150 N, Barnhill, Illinois.
9. Country Corner Farm Market
This farm will show you how a working farm operates with tours--or else, you can just pick pumpkins. There is also a maze and a fun fall park. 5333 US-150, Alpha, IL 61413.
10. Gail's Pumpkin Patch
This patch has over 60 varieties of pumpkins. There is also a fun goat lookout. 1709 2000 Ave, Beason, IL 62512.
Hope we named your favorite pumpkin patch. If we didn’t, be sure to give them a shout out.