Part of our mission here at the 200 Acres is to connect, to each other and to the land. We also want to help others do this, and what better way than to have your next gathering right here on our farm. Whether you’re having a family reunion, baby shower, a gathering of friends or you’re a family-minded business that wants to give your team an unmatched experience, we’ve got something for everyone.

In Season (September-October)

During the fall season, our farm hosts thousands of guest for The Great Pumpkin Patch. We would love for your group to join us during that time to celebrate your event during the harvest season.

Corporate Gatherings: If you are planning a family day for your company or church, please call us at 217-543-2394 or email us at We would love to help personalize a package to suit your budget and every need.

Birthday Parties: If you have a special someone with a fall birthday, what better way to spend it than at The Great Pumpkin Patch. You can treat your guests to a wagon ride, pumpkin ice cream cone or just let everyone enjoy all the farm offers.

Church Groups/Small Groups: We offer group rates if you are bringing 20 or more people to The Great Pumpkin Patch. We can also set your group up with pumpkins and coloring books, or get your entire group a trip through the corn maze. Please call or email us and we will set up your group experience. You can also check out our Field Trip flyer for ideas on what we have to offer.

Out of Season (November-August)

Our farm is closed to the public from November through August making your event more private but no less memorable. Your group can have access to our grounds, gardens and buildings in a way that just isn’t possible during the harvest season. We strive to keep the farm beautiful all year long and we would love to share it. If you are looking for a place to have a small family reunion, a unique meeting environment, birthday party or bridal shower, look no further.

Two-Mile Rental: The historic Two-Mile School is busy year-round hosting guests and special celebrations. It was built in 1920 to serve Jonathan Creek Township as a one-room schoolhouse until 1949 when it was moved to join the Center School to become the first consolidated school in the district. After expanded service as a 4-H building it was spared demolition in 1999 and was moved to The Great Pumpkin Patch for a new life. November through August the Two-Mile School is available as a rental site for small family gatherings, business meetings and reunions. The School provides an atmosphere that all ages will enjoy.The newly renovated building includes a full kitchen, indoor bathroom, A/C, heat and a 20 feet x 30 feet classroom area. Weather permitting, there is access to McDonald Field which can host almost any outdoor activity from softball to volleyball. An open porch is on two sides of the building for further out-of-doors enjoyment. It is handicapped accessible and has abundant grass parking. A children’s garden with a small pond, beautiful gardens and grassy grounds surround the private site. Tables and chairs are provided and picnic tables for out-of-doors can also be supplied. Comfortable capacity of the indoor space is 30 to 40 people.

To gather more information or to reserve your date, call 217/543-2394. Let the Two-Mile School have the opportunity to serve you and your event by creating an old-time atmosphere in comfortable country surroundings.

Pumpkin Patch Hours
Pumpkin Patch Hours