Gail's Pumpkin Patch

A Peck of Pumpkins at Gail’s Pumpkin Patch

Visit Gail’s Pumpkin Patch in Beason for family fall fun.

Illinois Pumpkins

Town & Country Partners: Ackerman Farms

Listen to a “Town & Country Partners” radio segment featuring pumpkin grower John Ackerman of Ackerman Farms.

Morton Pumpkin Festival

It’s Pumpkin Party Time at the Morton Pumpkin Festival

Illinoisans looking for fall festivities should put Morton’s biggest pumpkin party on the calendar. The Pumpkin Capital of the World, located in Tazewell County, delivers pumpkin-infused food and fun at the annual Morton Pumpkin Festival. The event takes place Sept. 9-12, 2015. In this Central Illinois village, pumpkin becomes the star ingredient in just about…


The Perfect Dip: Recipes for Dips and Salsas

Whether preparing for a summer cookout or having friends over for the big game, these dips and salsas are great for big groups — or delicious enough to enjoy on your own. These dips and salsa recipes include Zesty Corn and Black Bean Salsa, Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip, Crab Dip, Spicy Summer Salsa, Baked Pumpkin Cheese Dip and Eggplant and Bell Pepper Dip.

Illinois Pumpkins

Illinois: The Great Pumpkin State

Illinois leads the nation in production of both ornamental and processing pumpkins

Pumpkin Bread recipe

Pumped for Pumpkin Recipes

Think outside of the pie plate with this nutrient-rich cucurbit. Our recipes include Henrietta’s Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Pumpkin Pancakes and Nancy’s Best Ever Pumpkin Bars.

Tips to Make Your Carved Pumpkin Last

Tips to Make Your Pumpkin Last

Learn helpful tips to keep your creative jack-o’-lantern fresh for up to 10 days.

Highwood Pumpkinfest in Highwood

Head to the Highwood Pumpkinfest for music, hayrides and pumpkin carving. And to see if they can break their own world record for the most jack-o’-lanterns lit.

4-year-old Dylan Beilfuss looks for a pumpkin at The Pumpkin Patch in Caledonia, Illinois.

Patch Things Up at The Great Pumpkin Patch

Pick out the perfect pumpkin at an Illinois farm.

Pumpkins grow in a pumpkin patch

Farm Facts: Pumpkins

More than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the the United States each year, and more than 495 million of those pounds are grown in Illinois. These are more facts about pumpkins.

Pumpkin patches in Illinois

Picking Pumpkins: Discover Illinois Pumpkin Patches and Festivals

Spend time with friends and family this fall at one of Illinois’ many pumpkin patches and fall festivals.