There are plenty of places in the Quad-City region where you can buy pumpkins this time of year. Here’s a partial list:
Country Corner: 5333 U.S. 150, north of Alpha. Phone: (309) 629-2359. Directions: Two miles north of Alpha on Route 150 halfway between Galesburg and the Quad-Cities. Produce stand is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the fun park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 31. Admission charged according to age. Includes a corn maze, petting zoo, craft barn, treehouse, playground, horse-drawn hayrack rides, pony rides and carnival rides for kids.
Teresa’s Tasty Produce: 12420 Henry County Highway 5, six miles south of Atkinson. Phone: (309) 936-7792. Hours noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. From the Quad-Cities, take Interstate 74 to I-280 to I-80 and take Exit 19 at Geneseo. Turn right, or south, on Illinois 82 and then take the first left past Hillcrest (nursing) Home and turn right on County Highway 5. Features a themed corn maze. Admission charged according to age.
Happy Hollow U-Pick: 17325 20th Ave. N., East Moline. Phone: (309) 496-1515. Located one mile north of the Quad-City Downs or one mile west of the interstate 80 and 88 interchange. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and until 7 p.m. on Thursdays this month. Includes a corn maze with an admission fee.
Shady Knoll Farm: 3115 Dennhardt Road, East Moline, a mile-and-a-half north of the Quad-City Downs. Call (309) 496-9636 for directions. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Features a corn maze, a bale maze, antique tractors and farm animals.
The Great Pumpkin Patch: 16470 Black Road, Lyndon. Phone: (815) 778-4856. E-mail: thegreat email@example.com; Web site thegreatpumpkinpatch festival.com. Directions: Interstate 88 to Exit 26, go north a half-block to Black Road, turn east to the farm. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Includes train rides, a corn maze, a straw maze, a haunted house, TiPi tours, a gift shop, pie sales and a petting zoo. Admission is $1 on Saturday and Sunday only in addition to the price of the various attractions.
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Lincolnway Flower Farm: 2207 Old Lincoln Highway, Lowden, Iowa. Phone: (563) 941-5417. Directions: U.S. 30 between DeWitt and Cedar Rapids. West side of Lowden. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes a corn maze, and there will be a tractor pull at noon today, Oct. 13.
Pride of the Wapsi: 14600 305th St., Long Grove. Phone: (563) 285-8180. Web site: prideofthewapsi.com. Hours are 4-6:30 or dusk Friday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or dusk Saturday and Sunday. Includes wagon rides, a straw stall, Jumpin’ Pumpkin, inflatable haunted house, Caterpillar Crawl, corn and straw mazes, barrel train, D&J Pony Rides and Petting Farm, face painting. Various prices, with a $9 wristband to cover all entertainment.
Barnyard Blooms Corn Maze: 337 Cemetery Lane, Grandview. Phone: (563) 299-5395. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: 40 miles south of the Quad-Cities, 20 miles south of Muscatine. Take U.S. 61 until you approach a helicopter memorial and a gasoline station. Turn into Grandview. Continue on Jackson Street until you come to a T intersection, turn right, then make a quick left. Located a quarter-mile down the road on the right. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. The site includes a corn maze, garden center and gift shop.
Buffalo Pumpkin Patch: One mile west of Buffalo on Iowa. 22. Phone: (563) 370-4026. Hours 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Includes mazes and other attractions.