South Barrington, Illinois: Pumpkin on Silo, Seasonal Hungry Dinosaur

Giant goofy buck-toothed Jack-O-Lantern sits atop a tall silo at an agritainment farm. In season, a robot dinosaur crushes melons and pumpkins in its toothy mouth.

Goebbert's Farm

Address:
40 W. Higgins Rd, South Barrington, IL
Directions:
Goebbert's Farm. On the north side of Hwy 72/W. Higgins Rd just east of W. Mundhank Rd.
Admission:
Free to look.
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Pumpkin on Silo, Seasonal Hungry Dinosaur

Goebbert's Farm is a garden center that's been around for a long time. In the Summer and Fall they have a large robotic orange dinosaur that picks up watermelons (and in the Fall, pumpkins) with its teeth and crushes them. They also claim to have the world's largest Jack-O-Lantern, which is atop the silo. It is much bigger than the one in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Jack-O-Lantern is visible for photos all year, but you have to come in the Summer and Fall to see the dinosaur in action.

[Ben Perdue, 12/09/2016]

A nearly identical giant pumpkin once sat atop a silo in Milton, Wisconsin, before it was blown off by a storm in 2010 -- as was its replacement in 2011.

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