Every fall, every Nebraska pumpkin patch opens its gate for customers. Some are huge operations with daily shows, while others keep it simple with a hay ride and maybe a petting zoo. Whatever you’re looking for, there are pumpkin patches from western Nebraska to eastern Nebraska, including many by the largest cities, Omaha and Lincoln.
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When do Nebraska pumpkin patches open in 2021?
It’s a safe bet that all the majority of pumpkin patches on this list will be open by the end of September. Most opening dates are around Sept. 18, 2021.
The exception is Vala’s Pumpkin Patch in Gretna, Neb. They will open for weekend festivals starting as early as Labor Day Weekend on Sept. 4. Actually, they open for a season pass holders day on Aug. 28!
Pumpkin Patches In Nebraska
Find pumpkin patches throughout Nebraska. Whether you want a quiet family outing or an all-day excursion with entertainment, animals, and activities, Nebraska farms have what you're looking for.
Hours: Open until Oct. 31; hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission: $6 per person, Monday through Friday; $8 per person, Saturday and Sunday; 2 and younger are FREE
Highlight: This is first and foremost a produce farm. In addition to a variety of pumpkins, Wenninghoff sells fall decor like hay bales and corn stalks. The north-central Omaha pumpkin patch encourages everyone to become a kid again and get a little dirty playing on a combine slide and a corn play area, as well as playing tug of war and painting a pumpkin.
Hours: Sept. 18 through Oct. 31, Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, and Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Evening hours are Friday & Saturday from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. , and Sunday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Daytime admission Monday through Friday is $7 a person includes tax (all ages), kids 2 & under free. Daytime admission on Saturday & Sunday is $10 a person includes tax (all ages), kids 2 & under free. Special admission: Sept. 18-19 ($7 admission for daytime admission); Sept. 25-26 is military weekend with half off regular admission with Military I.D., plus 1 child half off. Ranch of Terror or Haunted Hayride tickets are $13 Per Person each (kids 2 & under FREE), or a combo for $22.
Hours: September festivals are Sept. 4-19; regular season is Sept. 24 through Oct. 31; regular hours are Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: Septetmber festival dates, $19.95 per person; regular season it's Monday through Thursday, $15.95 per person; and Friday through Sunday, $29.95 per person. Season passes are $67.95 per person.
Discounts: Save $3 per person on individual tickets or $12 per person on season pass when by buying online. Military tickets are $15 when purchased on base.
Highlight: Vala's has a ton of atractitons and shows that are included with admission, as well as add-ons like a train ride and pony rides. They make their own hard apple cider, which is a nice appeal for adults, and they have monster-sized milkshakes.
Hours: Sept. 10 through Oct. 31; Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Flashlight Nights are Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m. Haunted Nights are Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m.
Admission: Prices in September are Mondays through Thursdays, $11.95; Fridays through Sundays, $16.95. Price increases to $18.95 for Fridays through Sundays in October. Kids 24 months and younger are admitted FREE. Season pass is $44 per person.
Highlight: There's a lot to do, from pedal carts and slides, to corn maze and pumpkin shooter. There are fun evening events on Fridays and Saturdays.
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check fruit picking schedule to see when the pumpkins are ready.
Admission: The U-Pick/Tree Dome Nature Trail costs $5 for adults (13 & over); $3 for kids (4–12), seniors and military; and FREE for kids 3 and under.
Highlight: Hay rides are included in with U-Pick or event/festival admission. They are available Saturdays and Sundays in September and October. They also have a new Pollinator Playground that kids will love.
Hours: Fall Hours (September.-October) are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. AppleJack Festival Weekends (Sept. 18, 19, 25, 26 & Oct. 2, 3) hours are Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $13, adults; $11, kids (3-12); FREE for kids 2 and younger.
Highlight: A hayride to the pumpkin patch is just one of many things to do at the Tree Adventure. There's the TreeTop Village, kids' natural playscape, trails for hiking and a large apple orchard. Nebraska City has so much to offer that a weekend could be planned to enjoy it all.
Hours: Sept. 18 through Oct. 31; hours vary but they're mostly Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (and until 4 p.m. on Oct.31), and Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Double check their calendar before going. Service Appreciation Day is Sept. 19 with half-off admission with valid ID.
Admission: $8 per personn ages 3+, FREE for children under 3; military receive $1 off
Highlight: Farm-themed play areas, farm animals, and a couple fun themed weekends planned in 2021.
Hours: Sept. 18 through Oct. 31; weekdays open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekends are Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays are varied (Sept. 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Oct. 17, 24: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 31 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
Admission: $9.50 on weekdays, $14.95 on weekends. Save $1.50 pre ticket when purchasing weekend daytime tickets online.
Highlight: Watch out for the haunetd woods and the hauned house, as well as nine barns to visit. The scary farm attractions are only open during select evening dates.