An authentic midwest pumpkin patch.


Many dreams came with moving to Chicago. A new life, new friends, being on my own in a big city, orange leaves, & no more dreaming of a white Christmas, to name a few. So when my friend Michelle suggested that we find a pumpkin patch in the burbs, I was in. You know I’m a sucker for anything festive. We invited Christine to join us & on Sunday afternoon, the three of us headed to Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm.

Endless pumpkins.

C may have purchased that corn for the photo op.

How cute is that bag?

I took home one of those gorgeous green gourds.

My first midwest pumpkin patch was everything I could have hoped for. Fall treats, cider, hay rides, a corn maze, and a farm. The complete opposite of Mr. Bones pumpkin patch in LA where there are signs asking that you not take photos of celebrities with their children.

  • Mama Fisch

    Welcome to Chicago! We complain about winter here but the changing of the seasons is totally worthy it!

    We were at Bengston's down the road and soaked up every ounce of it!

    Enjoy the marathon madness next weekend!

  • Dawn

    That is right, living in LA, you have never had a midwest fall or winter! You are in for a challenge. You will love it !

  • kay*(from india.with love)

    lol not to take pics of celebs with their kids – too funny!

    so happy you're getting to enjoy the changing of seasons…i can't imagine not having a white christmas or seeing the leaves change…the things we take for granted sometimes šŸ™‚

    (and our hair cut is actually very similar!)

  • Kelly

    Hey, I've been there! šŸ™‚ I hope you had one of their Apple Cider Donuts.. To. Die. For. šŸ™‚

  • Lauren

    So fun and what GREAT pictures!!! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ So glad you are thriving and enjoy your new adventure in Chicago!!!

  • Taylor

    LOVE IT!!! Think our adventure will weld some amazing photos as well!

  • {Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine

    Oh lucky you!!!! šŸ™‚ This is what is missing over here, pumpkin patches are so rare here. šŸ™

    Love the pics!!!! šŸ˜€

  • Faith

    I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO glad you got to experience a real pumpkin patch Danielle!!!!!!!!!! šŸ™‚ Next, a real orchard!!!!!!!!!!! šŸ™‚ I had hoped I'd be well by now, and that when you came to Indy, I could take you!! Who knows, maybe I'll get well someday soon!!!! Big hugs sweetie, Chicago looks good on you!!! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  • 40daykedge

    That's so cool. I love Goebbert's. I used to work up the street from that place and we used to take lunch breaks there!

  • Karen

    Yay, you got to see a real Midwest pumpkin patch! Fall is really the best season in the Midwest (in my opinion). I'm so glad you're loving Chicago!

  • Jess

    Fun!!! Looks SO cute. I'm dying to go to the pumpkin patch… hopefully this weekend!

  • CashmereLibrarian

    I no longer live in Chicago, but I used to drive by " Happy Jack" every day on my way to work. So happy you got to visit such a quintessential fall place!

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