Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up is an interactive pop-up experience in the city. It sits on 2 acres of land in the Goose Island neighborhood. This past weekend were the final dates for the 2018 season but I’m sure it will be back again next year.
While they are promoting themselves as an “adult” pumpkin farm experience, it is open to all-ages. When we went, on a Friday night at 7:00 pm, there were only a handful of kids there with their parents. The “adult” part seemed to simply be the three bars set up on the property.
Your options for entry can be just general admission or it can include +1 or +2 drinks. If you choose the later option, your drink choices are limited. You have more choices available if you purchase your drinks separate from the admission. The other “adult” aspect is they allow you to walk around freely with you drinks.
Having lived and raised my kids in the suburbs, I can tell you I have been to much larger pumpkin farms. This was smaller, but unique. Every couple of feet or so was another set up for the perfect photo opportunity. Giant chairs, shadow boxes, old cars, farm equipment, and lights everywhere!
Not to mention the most incredible skyline as a backdrop for many of your photo-ops.
In addition to the selfie/Instagram/snapchat photo ops, there was a small corn maze, some carnival games, and a real camel ride (didn’t expect that one, did you?). There was also one food truck there that night. Not sure if that was a rotating option or if it was the same truck for the whole run.
And yes, there is discounted admission on Groupon if you can go on a Sunday-Thursday.