Suburban Farm Hosting Annual Pumpkin Weigh-OffFall officially began Thursday, but one sign of fall is Saturday at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport, the annual gigantic pumpkin weigh-off.
Chicago Pumpkin Sculptor Creating Elaborate Jack-O-Lanterns In Lobby Of Intercontinental Hotel A Pilsen artist has been spending the day sculpting pumpkins in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue.
Why Are Pumpkins A Little Patchy This Year?
Morton, Illinois Is The Pumpkin Capital Of The World... Or Is It?The Pumpkin Capital of the World is so powerful, even politicians will bend to its will. But what sinister secrets (if any) is the so called pumpkin capital hiding?
The Stanley Cupkin: The Stanley Cup, But Made Out Of PumpkinsIt's not as good as the real thing, but it'll do. For the Halloween season, at least. First there was the real Stanley Cup. Then there was the meat Stanley Cup. Now there's a Stanley Cup Jack-o'-Lantern.
The Art to Carving the Best PumpkinYou can't celebrate Halloween without carving a pumpkin! Whether you decide to use stencils or carve your pumpkin free hand-- make yours the star of the neighborhood by following these must-do tips.
Warm, Dry Summer Made For Bumper Crop Of PumpkinsIllinois is the pumpkin-growing capital of the nation, and farmers say it was an ideal season.
Great Fall Decorations For The HomeReady to decorate your home for fall? Keep your home cozy and stylish this season.
Guide: Pumpkin Fest At Siegel’s Cottonwood FarmPumpkin Fest kicks off September 22nd at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm. With over 20 unlimited attractions and free admission for kids under 2, there's a lot of affordable family fun happening on this farm.
Best Pumpkin Treats In ChicagoOkay, okay, easy there hoss. We know you’re still clinging to summer with a vice-like grip, but we just wanted to hint – to give the barest suggestion – that some delicious little seasonal food-treats are on their way. And maybe these treats are called pumpkins...
Kid-Friendly Gardening: The Best PlantsBefore a patch of grass has been chosen, fresh Earth tilled and little hands become eager to sink their fingers into the Midwestern soil, a successful gardener gives thought to the crops he or she wants to reap and sow. Of course, not all plants grow easily or are hardy enough to survive little feet stomping around the garden, so the family garden bed needs extra-special thought. Here’s a list of the best, kid-friendly plants to grow in our May 15th – late October Zone 5 Chicago growing season.
Promising Outlook For Illinois Pumpkin CropThe Illinois pumpkin crop looks promising this year, despite a summer of little rain in the central and southern parts of the state.