Where to Find a Pumpkin in Lake County

By: Jonathan Jones 09/12/2023

When life gives you pumpkin, make pumpkin spice lattes. “There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” – Linus from the Peanuts. Fall has begun, and this is the time when people go pumpkin crazy. Pumpkin picking might be one of the most popular activities of the season.

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate the #fall season at the Fall Bulb Festival this weekend. Enjoy a harvest market, shop for bulbs, and snap your best selfie near the gourd display. Learn more at the link in our profile.

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Whether you’re looking for a pumpkin to cut spooky Halloween shapes, give your dinner table some pizzazz with the enormous orange fruit, complete your cornucopia or just have a family fun fall adventure, Lake County has got you covered. Here are some events, festivals and locations to view some fresh carve work and/or pick up your family pumpkin in Lake County. 

Pumpkin Patches in Lake County

 
 

 

 

 

 

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"Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?" @didierfarms Pumpkinfest in #lincolnshire reopens this weekend ?! . . #prairieview #didier #pumpkins #pumpkinspice #pumpkinfest #fall #LetsGoLakeCounty #enjoyillinois #chicago #fallfeels #autumnftw #gourd #chicagoparent #lakecountyil #peanuts #linus #charliebrown #snoopy

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Happy Times Pumpkin Fest at Didier Farms 16678 Aptkasic Rd., Lincolnshire Through October 30 INFO»

Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove Through October 29 INFO»

 
 

 

 

 

 

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No avocados, but colorful! Huh, @knightonleah !? #grayslakefarmersmarket #gourds

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Lake County Farmers Markets Peruse Lake County farmers markets as many remain open through the fall season. You can pick your pick pumpkin, carve in the face of Jack and pop in a lantern.

Kroll's Fall Farm Harvest Farm 13236 W. Town Line Rd., Waukegan INFO»

Patch 22 Pumpkins & Events 15900 Kelly Rd., Wadsworth INFO»

Country Bumpkin 27691 N. Gilmer Rd., Mundelein INFO»

Orange Fruit Parties in Lake County

Happy Times Pumpkin Fest at Didier Farms in Lincolnshire

 

 

 

 

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Everyone loves all the extravagant memories from Didier Farms in Lincolnshire/Prairie View. The traditions that your family knows and loves is carrying on with Happy Times Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms. The farm favorite features hayrides, pony rides, camel rides, kiddie rides, an exotic petting zoo, a parakeet exhibit, a corn maze and pig races (the sprinting porkies only gallop on the weekends). Don’t forget to visit Grandma D’s Bake Shop for scrumptious pies, cookies, fudge, homemade apple cider, kettle corn and pumpkin donuts. The farm’s doors are open through Sunday, October 29. The farm, originally purchased by John Link, the father of Mary Sue Didier, has been owned by a Didier descendant since 1912.

Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire.

Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze in Spring Grove

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Pumpkin season is the best season! ? #pumpkins #cornmaze #richardsonfarm #fall #family

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You'll be amazed by their maize mazes. Richardson's Adventure Farm & Corn Maze is known for having the world's most massive corn maze. The Spring Grove area spans 33 acres of land and has 11 miles of trails. This year's theme to the renowned maze is celebrating the film saga "Jurassic Park" as the series hit the screens for the first time 30 years ago. The design features elements like a tyrannosaurus rex chasing after a jeep, raptors, brontosaurus, pterodactyls, and more. You'll say "clever girl" as you navigate the labyrinth. The Spring Grove Farm is also throwing a flower-power party with detailed trails through a 13-acre field. The sunflower trail is highlighted by 24 varieties, including yellow-headed, red multi-branched, orange, peach, and gold blossoms. The festivities include a beer and wine tent, carousel rides, yard games, live tunes, and a gift shop. The sunflower fields are open through September 24. Admission includes a free single sunflower to take home. Besides the famous maze, the Adventure Farm features another five mazes, a zip line, a pumpkin patch, ORBiting rides (a ride inside a giant 11-football), live pig races, a wooded picnic area, free campfires, pedal carts, pedal trikes, a goat farm, a corn cabin and wagon rides. Richardson Farm is open through Sunday, October 29.

Richardson’s Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove.

Other Pumpkin Festivities

 

 

 

 

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Grocery Stores for Pumpkin Purchase

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Tag us with your amazing pumpkin creations ? #lewisfreshmarket #halloween #fall #falldecor #pumpkin #pumpkincarving #health #produce #waukegan #groceryshopping #grocerystore

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If you are an Ebenezer Scrooge during the fall season, here’s where the quick route (and less adventurous way) in picking up your pumpkin in Lake County, Jewel-Locations in Lake County.

Lewis Fresh Market Locations

Trader Joe's Locations

Mariano’s Fresh Market Locations

Sunset Foods Locations

Whole Foods Locations

Don’t forget #NationalPumpkinDay is October 26. For more information about pumpkins in Lake County, click here. 

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