The leaves might be changing and the temperature dropping, but is it really fall if you don’t have pumpkins in your house? Well, look no further, because there are pumpkin patches and festivals taking shape all around Chicago in the next month or so.
Though displaying a pumpkin at home can be a great for fall design aesthetic, carving one can also be a perfect cold day activity. The history of carving pumpkins and making jack-o’-lanterns is a bit of a doozy, and involves an Irish myth around a man named “Stingy Jack.” But, basically people have been doing it for centuries at Halloween time—and you should too.
Whether it is a one-day festival or a month-long affair, there are plenty of places to pick out a pumpkin in Chicago this month. We have listed some, but there are plenty more Chicago Parks events to choose from across neighborhoods.Read More