Chicago September 06, 2017
These 6 Charming Pumpkin Patches In Chicago Are Picture Perfect For A Fall Day
Nothing is more particular to autumn than pumpkin patches. Kids of all ages look forward to picking out the perfect, round gourd each year to decorate their homes. If you’re living in or around Chicago, these are the six best places to find pumpkins nearest you.
You don’t want to miss out on this iconic, fall tradition. Keep scrolling for all the details about the best pumpkin farms around the city.
1. Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch (Hampshire)
What started as a roadside vegetable stand in the 1940s has expanded into one of Chicago's most popular pumpkin patches. Its current location opened in 1985 and is set on a 200-acre farm with u-pick fields and family fun activities.
2. Siegal's Cottonwood Farm (Crest Hill)
This garden center is open year round, but its annual pumpkin festival begins the last weekend of September and extends through Halloween. It features dozens of activities such as hayrides, haunted barn tours, zip lines, train rides, and, of course, pumpkin picking.
3. Bengston's Pumpkin Farm (Homer Glen)
Lasting September 15 to October 30, 2017, this popular farm is a must for every Chicagoan. It is one of the most famous pumpkin patches in the area and features rides, games, a petting zoo, a haunted barn, pony rides, and more.
4. Didier Farms (Lincolnshire)
This market opens in July and runs through fall, selling homemade fudge, apple cider, and donuts. The pumpkin fest begins at the end of September and includes hayrides and other fun activities.
5. Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm (Waukegan)
Featuring an array of farm animals, hayrides, and a corn maze, this pumpkin patch opens September 16, 2017. Pumpkins of all different shapes and sizes are to be found here.
6. Sonny Acres Farm (West Chicago)
Open to the public during the month of October, this farm is one of the oldest pumpkin patches in the area. It has been around since 1883, and today, it features carnival rides, a Halloween shop and displays, and a variety of different gourds.
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Are there any other pumpkin patches around Chicago you enjoy? Share your experiences and photos with us!