Gingerbread House Workshop at Eckert's Farm in Belleville. Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, November 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th; December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th. Create your very own gingerbread house! Eckert's will supply the materials, you supply the creativity! Head to the Country Store between 9am and 6pm. Reservations are not required. See website for more info.
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.