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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Rainmaker
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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Some people don't pay attention to signs or where they sit. Thanks for dropping by, Bill.

Oct 16, 2011 10:26 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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Dale, surprising isn't it? lol You have very good imagination... I had to look for it twice. Thank you for stepping by!

Oct 16, 2011 10:30 PM #5
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hi, Laura. I must admit I love decorating in the fall also. It's very common over here to decorate in the fall and the Christmas seasons. Thank you for your comment.

Oct 16, 2011 10:32 PM #6
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Charles Stallions
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I love the pictures and fall has certainly come to us. This season seems to be really getting togehter.

Oct 20, 2011 10:46 AM #7
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Hi, Charles! Our fall has not been as colorful as in the past, but still beautiful. Summer was so hot and not enough rain. Thanks for dropping by!

Oct 20, 2011 06:10 PM #8
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Michael Weaver
The Vearus Group - Indianapolis, IN

Wow, those pumkins are huge!  Here in Fortville, Indiana they are not as big!  I think that I need to move over to IL!!

Oct 31, 2011 09:23 AM #9
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Sylvie Stuart
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I love the pictures and all the pumpkins! What a fun time! Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2011 11:33 AM #10
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Lyn Sims
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Great pictures of a great day. That was the best weekend, wish it was here now.

Oct 31, 2011 11:51 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware, Cecil County, and S. Chester County
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Can't believe how nice your weather was!  Those are great pictures and congrats for the Feature!

Oct 31, 2011 11:58 AM #12
Rainer
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We went to a real pumpkin farm for the first time this year.  So much fun!  Happy Halloween.

Oct 31, 2011 12:24 PM #13
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Jayson Holland
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Great photos. iPhones are the best. Congrats on the featured post.

Oct 31, 2011 12:43 PM #14
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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Hi, Michael! Hey, you're welcome to move here anytime... I know a Realtor. lol Thanks for dropping by!

Thank you, Sylvie! Happy Halloween to you and yours, as well. :)

Hi, Lyn! I know! It was lousy here just a few days ago with rain and cold. Today is nice again... it's the lake I tell you. Happy Halloween!

Thank you, Carolyn! We have another great day here today, sunny and in the 50s. Happy Halloween!

Hello, Mike & Kate! Good for you... pumpkin farms are fun and it's for all ages. Thanks for dropping by and Happy Halloween!

 

 

Oct 31, 2011 12:55 PM #15
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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Hi, Jayson! I am amazed at the quality of my iPhone4 photos... it's great for candid shots. Thanks and Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2011 12:58 PM #16
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Kathy Strader
Memorial Staged Homes - Houston, TX
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Wow, that looks like fun!

Oct 31, 2011 04:57 PM #17
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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Thanks, Kathy. It was fun!

Oct 31, 2011 05:36 PM #18
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Sharon Parisi
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty - Dallas, TX
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The colors in all the photos are phenomenal!  What a great market to find the perfect pumpkins!

Nov 01, 2011 01:09 AM #19
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Stephanie/Bob The Ruiz/Miller Team
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Hi Yolanda.  Nice post.  Like Sharon I enjoyed all the color!

Nov 01, 2011 06:01 AM #20
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

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!

Nov 01, 2011 01:20 PM #21
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Kasey & John Boles - Jon Gosche Real Estate
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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

Nov 02, 2011 12:55 AM #22
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hi, Kasey! Yes, go figure--and he's an adult, too. lol Thanks for your comment!

Nov 05, 2011 03:01 PM #23
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