The Pumpkin Jamboree festival is held at two of the Eckert's Farms locations - Belleville and Millstadt, on Saturdays and Sundays in October, the 2nd through 31st. Ride out to the pumpkin patch to choose your favorite one, then enjoy live entertainment, pony rides and activities for kids, a petting zoo, funnel cakes and kettle corn, and more! Fees and some activities vary by location. See website for more information.
Visiting Eckert's in Belleville is a fun way to spend a day for the whole family! During the growing season, kids love to ride the wagons out into the fields to pick fruits such as apples, peaches or strawberries. Eckert's has pick-your-own pumpkins and Christmas trees, too! Seasonal activities include hayrides, craft making, wreath making, summer concert series, breakfast with Santa or the Easter Bunny, photo contests and more! There are three Illinois locations, the Belleville Farm, the Millstadt Farm and the Grafton Farm. Eckert's has the great distinction as being the largest pick-your-own orchard operation in the United States.
Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.