Whether you're looking to pick up supplies for carving jack-o'-lanterns, see fall foliage in Chicago or just want to enjoy a brisk hayride, pumpkin patches are a one-stop shop for fall fun. Outfitted with acres upon acres of pumpkins ripe for picking—plus other fall attractions like cider mills, spooky corn mazes and tractor rides—these farms provide an entire afternoon worth of activity all within a two-hour drive from downtown. As a a bonus, many of these spots are also home to the best apple orchards near Chicago, so you can grab a bushel for baking along with your pumpkin haul. Throw on a cozy fall sweater, hop in a car and check out these excellent pumpkin patches near Chicago.
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