Illinois Pumpkin Picking Farms and Fall Pumpkin Patch Farms - go pumpkin picking at a local farm in Illinois.
When there's a crisp snap in the air, nothing beats a day at the local pumpkin patch farm. It's guaranteed to put a Jack-o-Lantern-sized smile on everyone's face! We have the best Illinois pumpkin picking farms and Halloween festivals for the state of Illinois. These pumpkin farms offer the best Illinois pumpkin picking so get some friends or family together and get started picking pumpkins in Illinois!
Some pumpkin patch tips for getting the best pumpkin in Illinois this year:
If you can, pick yours right off the vine and out of the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin flesh should be free of soft spots which can invite mold and rot. If you're planning to use your pumpkin for carving, choose one that's big enough. Make sure the base is solid and the stem is intact (also, don't carry it by the stem - it might break off). If your pumpkin is destined for a pie, choose a small one grown especially for eating. Once you get your fresh-picked pumpkin home, "cure" it by keeping it undisturbed in a cool, dark place. This toughens up the rind and helps prevent rot.
While you're pumpkin hunting, amaze your friends by sharing these Pumpkin Facts:
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