Eckert’s Millstadt Farm

Eckert’s Millstadt Farm

Up to 50% Off
Give as a Gift
Unable to add now. Please try again later
Unable to remove now. Please try again later

Customer Reviews


1,130 Ratings

100% Verified Reviews
All reviews are from people who have redeemed deals with this merchant.

MB

Mendi B. · 4 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed October 2, 2014
We had a wonderful time! This is not and inexpensive outing, but it is worth every penny! My grandchildren, ages seven and four, loved every minute!

DB

Debra B. ·
Reviewed October 27, 2013
Thanks for the great family memories!

SS

Stacia S. ·
Reviewed November 3, 2011
The workers need to be nicer to the people paying to enjoy their time. Many workers were very crabby towards the kids when they were trying to ride the rides. Overall great place for fall.

What You'll Get


Unlike Snow White’s stepmother, a farm is a kid-friendly, trustworthy source of apples. Ward off deep sleep with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get two regular admissions to Eckert’s Millstadt Farm in Millstadt, Illinois (up to a $20 value).

Owned and operated by the seventh generation of Eckerts, Eckert’s Millstadt Farm brims with verdant apple trees and activities for all ages. At the newly added Jumping Pillows attraction, kids propel themselves skyward atop a colorful, inflatable pillow stolen from an Australian bunyip. Every hour on Fridays and Saturdays, the Jack-O-Lobber cannon launches a pumpkin a half-mile, instantly turning projectiles into pumpkin pie on impact. Slip below ground at Eckert’s Mining Company, where a 70-foot underground slide takes patrons on a subterranean joyride. Families can enjoy a leisurely wagon trip out to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch, the fragrant fall wind ruffling hair and causing scarecrows to mimic semaphore movements. Most attractions are included in the price of admission, though events such as apple picking ($1.89/lb.) are available at an additional cost.

Eckert's Millstadt Farms' admission rates vary throughout the week.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Oct 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Eckert's Farm


In 1910, fourth-generation German immigrant Alvin O. Eckert set up a small produce stand on a roadside in Belleville, Illinois. More than 100 years later, that roadside stand has flourished into the expansive Belleville plot of Eckert's Farm: a pastoral acreage where orchards surround a country-style restaurant, bakery, and handmade-custard shop. The Eckert family's sixth and seventh generations ensure this farm remains a true family affair. Sixth-generation member Jim Eckert is the chief horticulturist, and his cousin-once-removed, Chris, oversees retail operations and the sale of the farm's homegrown produce and spare scarecrow parts. Chris's sister Jill helms the food program, and his wife Angie oversees the Country Store and colorful Garden Center.

Throughout the year, visitors arrive on the Belleville farm's grounds for a range of seasonal activities, including peach-, apple-, and pumpkin-picking. During the summer, a concert series features live outdoor music on Friday and Saturday nights, and in the fall, staff lead bonfires and evening hayrides through the orchards. Inside the farm building, instructors teach cooking classes for adults and children, as well as a wine-pairing class.

Family-friendly activities also abound at the Eckert family's other two farms. The Grafton farm, where public apple-picking began in 1964, offers daily animal feeding and miniature golf. The seasonal Millstadt farm is home to a workshop, haunted hayrides, and an array of warm-weather children's attractions—including a 70-foot underground slide.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.