The Best Pumpkin Patches In the Midwest

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One of the best traditions in October is pumpkin picking. If you live in America, it’s not unlikely that you have fond memories of going with your parents or class to a pumpkin patch and picking out your own pumpkin to carve. Whether you want a fun fall activity for yourself, your friends, or to pass on to your own kids, going back to the pumpkin patch is a great option. If you live in the Midwest, here are some options!

The Great Pumpkin Patch, Arthur, IL

Great is exactly what this pumpkin patch is, with hundreds of varieties of squashes and gourds originating from all over the world growing there. Grown from a 19th-century homestead, the Great Pumpkin Patch has lots of things to pick along with mazes, gardens, and a shop.

Leeds Farm, Ostrander, OH

Leeds farm is great for the whole family, with fun activities like zip lines, slides, and hayrides for the kids and lots of pumpkin varieties for the adults (especially those with an interest in agriculture).

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, Gretna, NB

With its vast 400 acres and extremely cheap pumpkin price, Vala’s Pumpkin Patch is perfect for a day of exploration and slow, careful pumpkin picking across its expanse. They’ve also got, interestingly, pig races to watch and delicious caramel apples to enjoy.