If you're looking for the perfect place to take a Fall road trip to this year, look no further than The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, Illinois!

Best Places to Visit Each Fall in Illinois

I think we can all agree that fall is a great time to live in Illinois. Not only are the views gorgeous when the trees are in full color but there is a TON of family fun happening everywhere you look in Illinois each fall.


The Rockford area has so many great apple orchards, farms, and pumpkin patches to visit each fall, but if you're feeling a major case of "been there, done that" this year, why not take your fall fun on a road trip?

The Largest Pumpkin Patch in Illinois

If pumpkin is what you crave each fall, The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, Illinois is definitely ready to deliver, and it's only about 3 hours from the Rockford area.

The Great Pumpkin Patch sits on 63 acres of a 200-acre farm in the heart of Illinois Amish country, and it offers way more than a huge field to pick your own pumpkins in.

Things to Do At The Great Pumpkin Patch

Obviously, pumpkins are the main attraction at The Great Pumpkin Patch, but this Illinois hotspot also has a year-round bakery, a sweet shop, a vendor market, mazes, wagon rides, farm animals, a massive mum display you can walk through, live music on the weekends, tons of fun photo ops, and so much more. (see the list of attractions, here).

How Much Does It Cost to Get Into The Great Pumpkin Patch?

The Great Pumpkin Patch is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 29, 2023, and admission prices vary depending on when you decide to visit.

Weekday admission is $7 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12 and adults 60 and over. Weekend admission is $11 for adults and $7 for kids ages 6-12 and adults 60 and over.

Kids 5 and under are always free at The Great Pumpkin Patch and special group rates (20 people and over) are available too. Get all the info you need to plan your trip at the200acres.com.

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