Fall is around the corner! Going to a pumpkin field to pick the biggest pumpkin isn’t just about finding the perfect Halloween jack-o-lantern. It’s an opportunity to head out with the family in a cherished autumn practice full of exciting activities.
Many offer low-cost activities like hayrides, corn mazes and games for the kids. Picking your own pumpkin also is a good way to benefit the local farms who grow them.
Visiting an outdoor pumpkin patch is moderately safe, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before you go, it’s best to call ahead to the field or check its website for guidelines and hours of operation.
Below some of the top pumpkin fields near Joliet to visit in 2021: