Please Do Not Sit On The Pumpkin Patch in Belleville, Illinois

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Please Do Not Sit On the Pumpkin Patch in Belleville, Illinois

It's been a beautiful Sunday here in O'Fallon, Illinois--in the 80s, perfect for driving around looking for the great pumpkin patch. We decided to see what Eckert's Orchards has for families since this is the time of year for hay rides for all ages, picking the perfect pumpkins--mostly for moms, but for kids, too, and topping it off with a cup of frozen custard, or a meal at the family restaurant.

Pumpkin Patch at Eckerts - YolandaRealtor.com

We got there and the parking lots were full, people everywhere, and a cheerful atmosphere... it was overwhelming, and fun at the same time. Took my trusty iPhone and another digital camera out and just started shooting.

Pumpkin Patch - YolandaRealtor.com

The sign says: Pictures are OK. But please do not sit on the pumpkins.

It seemed like there were pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks in every available space. Me thinking I won't be persuaded by all of these, only bought a couple of marigold plants and a pair of gourds. That will show them!

Pumpkin Patch - YolandaRealtor.com

I asked the cashier if there were a special event today to explain the crowd, she said it's like this everyday. It's special to me, because I came home with the green goose-necked gourd on the left and the striped gourd on the right, plus two marigold plants!

Pumpkin Patch - YolandaRealtor.com

Pumpkins and gourds galore!

Pumpkin Patch - YolandaRealtor.com


For things to do in Belleville, Illinois this fall--visit the Eckert's Orchards--open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

951 Greenmount Road, Belleville, IL 62220 - (618) 233-0513.

It's nine miles south of O'Fallon, and 10 miles south west of Scott Air Force Base. 

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Sharon Parisi
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The colors in all the photos are phenomenal!  What a great market to find the perfect pumpkins!

November 01, 2011 01:09 AM
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Bob Miller
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Hi Yolanda.  Nice post.  Like Sharon I enjoyed all the color!

November 01, 2011 06:01 AM
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Prudential One Realty Centre

Hi, Sharon and Bob! Thank you for your comments. That day was perfect for taking pictures, cool and bright, much like today. Hope you're having a great day!

November 01, 2011 01:20 PM
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Looks like a really fun place to go.  Some great choices for pumpkins and squash.  Nice pictures too. - I love how there is a note to not sit on the pumpkins, but there is a photo of a guy sitting on the pumpkins. Have a great week! -Kasey

November 02, 2011 12:55 AM
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Hi, Kasey! Yes, go figure--and he's an adult, too. lol Thanks for your comment!

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Author Bio: Yolanda earned her business degree in marketing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is a licensed real estate broker and Realtor, helping home buyers and home sellers in Southwestern Illinois since 2004.