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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.

Take a look at our Pumpkin Picking Tips!

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Selmi's Greenhouse and Farm Market

Selmi's Greenhouse and Farm Market
1206 Dixon Avenue
Rock Falls, IL
About Us Selmi’s Greenhouse & Farm Market is a beautiful place for spring gardening with vegetables of every kind and flowers to make yo...
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Adventure Quest

Adventure Quest
3501 207th Street North
Port Byron, IL
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Shady Knoll Farm

Shady Knoll Farm
3115 Dennhardt Road
East Moline, IL
About Us Shady Knoll Farm is a family owned and operated establishment striving to ensure healthy, clean, and organic produce for the Quad City area.
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Edwards Apple Orchard West

Edwards Apple Orchard West
8218 Cemetery Road
Winnebago, IL
About Us: Edwards West has become a popular destination for families to enjoy the sights, tastes, and activities of an apple orchard and farm mark...
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Curran's Orchard

Curran's Orchard
6385 Kilburn Avenue
Rockford, IL
In 1981, Pat Curran bought the land that would one day be Curran’s Orchard. The family business began by selling apples and cider from a hay ...
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Hilly Lane Pumpkins

Hilly Lane Pumpkins
465 State Route 17
Sparland, IL
Pumpkin Farm and Much More! (Adam and Carla Schaer Family)
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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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