Remember how we visited All Seasons Orchard in Woodstock earlier this month? (Read all the details here.) We had such a great time, that we thought it would be great to visit them for pumpkin picking. Luckily, we also happened to come during their Asian pear picking. Once again, we had a fantastic time!
Apples, Pears, and Pumpkins, oh my
Once we arrived at the farm, the smell of apple cider donuts beckoned us. Although it was hard to resist the delicious treats, we decided to go apple and pear picking. We’ve never gone pear picking so we were excited that it was an option. So again, we started our adventure by going on the tractor-pulled wagon.
…but unlike last time we grabbed a picker to help reach for those Asian pears since most were way up high. We also couldn’t resist more Honeycrisp apple picking.
In the end, we ended up with two bag fulls of goodness. It was a good picking day!
Next up – pumpkins! There are two options for picking pumpkins. You can choose a pre-picked pumpkin by the entrance.
…or you can take a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch. If you’re riding on the tractor-pulled wagon from the apple orchards, it’s about a 5-minute ride to the patch.
Once we were dropped off, we had free reign over which pumpkin we wanted.
My daughter ended up picking a cute little pumpkin right away. Instead of waiting for the tractor, we walked a couple minutes to the “Barnyard”, the fun activity area.
A little (or a lot) of fun for the little one
My daughter couldn’t resist her favorite – the jumping pillow. And since it wasn’t crowded, we didn’t have to worry about her getting trampled over — she had it all to herself. You better believe she jumped her heart out!
Time for treats
If you remember from our last visit, we absolutely fell in love with all the treats offered by All Seasons. I’m talking apple cider donuts, kettle corn, apple cider slushies, caramel apples. oh. my. Well, my sweet tooth and I couldn’t wait to step foot into the Market for ALL the yummy things. After watching this video, I was hoping to have the pumpkin glaze donuts. Unfortunately, they only make them on the weekends and they were totally sold out (sad face.) So if you have a chance to grab one, save one for me! We did, however, try their pumpkin squares. Imagine a moist pumpkin cake with the most delicious cream cheese frosting. You definitely need to try one!
- Visit on a weekday if you can to avoid any crowds. We visited on a Monday and we had the whole place to ourselves! They also have specials during the weekdays.
- The pumpkin glaze donuts are only available on the weekend.
- Read about our first visit to All Seasons Orchard and get more tips.
Again, All Seasons Orchard knocks it out of the park again. Not only is it a wonderful place for apple picking, but it’s great for pumpkin and pear picking and making family memories. We had an awesome day out, and I’m sure you will too!
Location: 14510 IL Route 176 Woodstock, IL 60098
Hours: Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Weekends, Labor Day, Columbus Day: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Apple picking: $13/adult, $8/kid ($3 extra honey crisp); Barnyard: Weekdays $10/person; Weekends $15/person, $9/seniors, free 2 and under. Pony rides ($5), Apple cannon ($5), pumpkins are extra. Combo: Weekdays $17/adult, $14/kid, Weekends $22/adult, $19 kid, $16/senior.
Stroller-friendly? Yes and wagon-friendly too. If you plan on going apple, pumpkin, or picking, there is a designated stroller parking.
Food: Oh, you better believe it. So many treats, so little time.They have a sit-down restaurant, Country Kitchen, with plenty of kid-friendly food. They also have food to purchase at the Farm Market. Their concession stand (outside the Country Kitchen) has food like funnel cakes and kettle corn.
Crowded: We visited Monday afternoon, and we virtually had the whole place to ourselves. We loved it!
Disclosure: Although complimentary tickets and some food were provided, as always all opinions are my own.