Looking for fall fun? Our Red Tricycle Chicago writers know where to find it. We asked the adventuresome contributing writers to give you the scoop on their favorite thing to do with their family this time of year. From hidden-gem pumpkin patches to bountiful farmers’ markets, they’re all over it. Click through to meet our writers and discover their must-do’s.

Christa Reed

Our favorite fall activity is to head out to Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch
in Hampshire. This U-Pick, family-owned farm has everything including a playground, giant corn bin with trucks and toys, petting zoo, a giant dinosaur that chomps on pumpkins, wagon rides, a restaurant, a jumping pillow, a munchkin corn maze, a train ride perfect for all little ones (and their families) and doughnuts...ahhh the doughnuts. Get there early on the weekends as crowds get a little crazy after noon. 

You can find Christa on Twitter @ChristaReed or @NPNParents

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Photos: Courtesy of the writers; Jo Aaron photo by TK Photography