Your sitting at your desk at work and thinking to yourself where should I take the kids this weekend to pick pumpkins? Well we’ve got you covered! Near Chicago these pumpkin patches have it all from family-friendly activities, warm doughnuts, apple cider, and a variety of pumpkins to choose from. Whether you’re searching for a perfect get away from the downtown area or looking for the perfect carving location this list will have you covered.
#1 Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm & Garden Center
Fall is one of my personal favorite times of the year and Goebbert’s in South Barrington is the place to be. From the wagon rides your kids will love, the pumpkin patches where you can pick pumpkins for hours or walk on over to the exotic petting zoo (Giraffe included). Goebbert’s also has an amazing corn maze and a dinosaur that eats pumpkins!
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#2 Country Line Orchards
Picking apples and pumpkins is the main goal at this Indiana orchard. But, that is not the only thing this orchard offers from booking your own campfire to visiting the bee yurts where hundreds of bees work and live. Then travel on down to the kiddy farm and pet the goats and pigs. Plus like Goebbert’s there is a pumpkin eating dinosaur.
Read More: http://www.countylineorchard.com/
#3 Jonamac Apple Orchard
Located in Malta Illinois you’ll find your fair share of activities other than picking Apples. This 12- acre pumpkin patch is will fill all of your needs including cider house where you can sample apple wines and hard cider. Plus from Friday through Sunday a haunted corn maze is available for $5 entry.
Read More: https://jonamacorchard.com/
#4 Didier Farms
This lively farm calls its pumpkin picking season pumpkinfest. From watching pig races at the silly string asylum to grabbing a hot dog and spiced apple cider from the concession stand. This farm has it all for fall loving family.
Read More: http://didierfarms.com/pumpkinfest/
#5 Sonny Acres Farm
This one of a kind farm offers all types of pumpkins, squash, and gourds and everything you need this fall season. The kids can buy their halloween costumes while eating cotton candy and roasted corn on the cob. Then finish by riding on the haunted hayride.
Read More: http://www.sonnyacres.com/