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Pumpkin Picking & Pumpkin Patches Guide for IL

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!

Check out our collection of pumpkin patches, farms, and stands across Illinois and the US.

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Jones Country Gardens

Jones Country Gardens
22055 North 800 East Road
Pontiac, IL
***Closed for 2018 Season*** Jones Country Gardens has been a family-owned and operated business for over 25 years, providing quality, home grown ...
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Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce

Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce
15565 McGirr Road
Hinckley, IL
2016 is the sixth season at Bountiful Blessings, and even though the business started in 2011, Bountiful Blessings brings a lot of experience to th...
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Jonamac Orchard

Jonamac Orchard
19412 Shabbona Road
Malta, IL
Mission: Our mission is to provide our visitors with a safe, clean, fun and memorable family fall experience. We hope you will bring your family o...
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Dollinger Family Farm

Dollinger Family Farm
7420 East Hansel Road
Channahon, IL
Fall is our favorite time of year, and we are so excited to share our farm with you!  We have many traditions in the Dollinger Family, and we ...
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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:

  • The Irish brought the tradition of pumpkin carving to America. Originally, they carved turnips to celebrate All Hallows Eve - but pumpkins were plentiful in the states, and easier to handle.
  • The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
  • Pumpkins were once used to cure freckles and snake bites.

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