One of the greatest parts of fall is carving pumpkins. Sure, you can easily get a pumpkin at a big box store. But it’s so much fun to pick the perfect pumpkin out of the patch. You can make those classic fall memories at one of these ten great Illinois pumpkin patches:
1. Bengston's Pumpkin Farm
People from all over flock to Homer Glen to experience Bengston's. It is a great place to pick pumpkins. In addition, you can experience pony ides, a gemstone and arrowhead mine sluice, a fun barn, and camel rides.
2. Pumpkin Blossom Hill
Located in Red Bud, this family-owned pumpkin patch has free admission as well as lots of great activities for children.
3. Marlow's Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins are a great reason to come to Opdyke, Illinois. But beyond that, you can enjoy a wonderful corn maze, haunted house and a hay ride.
4. The Great Pumpkin Patch
Come down to the heart of Amish country, in Arthur, Illinois, over to The Great Pumpkin Patch. See over 300 varieties of pumpkins, squash ad gourds from over thirty countries. I had no idea that there were that many varieties of squash!
5. Curtis Orchard and Pumpkin Patch
A fun place with a whimsical theme, Curtis Orchard and Pumpkin Patch is located in Champaign, Illinois. Beyond pumpkins, pick your own apples, ride ponies, and eat lunch at the Flying Monkey Cafe.
6. Goebbert's Farm
In business since 1948, people from all over head to Barrington to make fall memories. Starting in late September, the 200 acre farm is open to the public.
7. Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm
Be prepared to see some of the biggest pumpkins you've ever seen! This pumpkin farm is located in Minooka. And it is open to the public starting in mid-September through the end of October. There is a 25-acre pumpkin patch for you to pick the PERFECT pumpkin!
8. Kuipers Family Farm
Whether you want to pick pumpkins or apples, this is a great place to bring the family. In addition, experience a corn maze, hayrides, and a haunted forest.
9. Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm
Located up in Waukegan, Kroll's offers pumpkins of several breeds and many shapes and sizes. There are also hayrides and a corn maze.
10. The Pumpkin Patch
Located in Caledonia, Illinois, the Pumpkin Patch opened this season on September 10. The new owners are eager to provide great customer service. After picking pumpkins, make sure to visit the 7 acre corn maze, petting zoo, and wagon rides.
Did we miss any great Illinois pumpkin patches? Let us know in the comments.