The Great Pumpkin Patch, just south of Arthur, Illinois, is the perfect place for families to spend an evening or even a whole weekend this October. There, they can enjoy entertainment, food, and crafts from local vendors, and a range of festivals.
In its 30th season this year, the Great Pumpkin Patch is one of biggest centers of fall festivities in the northwest and has become a staple for locals. It’s located a couple hours away from our home here in Lafayette, but with a high-quality pre-owned vehicle from Mike Raisor Automotive, that drive will feel like it only lasts a few minutes.
Once you arrive, you and your kids can discover the patch’s more than 300 varieties of squash and gourds. You can pick the perfect pumpkins for carving and enjoy live music from musicians, such as Battle Creek Country Band, The Gunny Sack Review, and Jake Tatar.
Squash isn’t all you’ll find on this homey family farm, though. With flower displays of 5,000 mums, fun fall mazes, all kinds of gardens, and even farm animals, the Great Pumpkin Patch is never short on activities for the whole family.
So, if you’re looking for some fall-centric fun, make your way out to the Great Pumpkin Patch.