• Joey Amato

Fall in Love with Champaign County

Champaign County is only two hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and the home of the University of Illinois. Because of its central location in the Midwest, the area has become a hotbed for adventurous cuisine, agri-tourism opportunities, and small-town hospitality with a micro-urban flare.



Curtis Orchard and Pumpkin Patch – Enjoy apple cider donuts, pumpkin-picking, and a variety of other fall favorite treats and activities at this staple of Illinois’ fall tourism stops. Grab lunch on site at the Flying Monkey Café and be sure to try Curtis Orchard’s honey – an internationally award-winning homemade staple you’ll have to take home!

The Great Pumpkin Patch – located in Arthur, IL, The Great Pumpkin Patch features over 200 varieties of pumpkins and other members of the cucurbit family. The Homestead Bakery serves up delicious baked goods while plenty of food and entertainment invite all onto the ‘200 Acres’ farm for fall fun. There’s also plenty of photo spots and selfie spots to take advantage of, so be ready to smile as you enjoy the seasonal adventures.