We’ve hit our fair share of pumpkin patches to pick out a collection of decorations for our festive Halloween celebrations. But nothing compares to Didier Farms’ annual Pumpkinfest, located about 45 minutes outside Chicago, which offers a whole day of activities that delight younger children (and their parents).
Didier Farms Pumpkinfest, which runs this year September 20 to October 31, is as much like a carnival as it is a destination to select the perfect pumpkin specimen. About a dozen mechanical rides, designed for fun not thrills, include a junior Ferris wheel, the Strawberry Spin, a scrambler and fun house. The large slide ridden down on a burlap sack is always a big hit as is the pumpkin bounce house.
stop in the bakeshop to bring home some freshly made cinnamon and glazed pumpkin donuts or give the kids a rare treat of old-fashioned homemade taffy apples.