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.
Markman Pumpkin Patch
Where: 6424 N. 120th St., Omaha
Highlight: Small, family-owned farm with inexpensive pumpkins. There's also a play area.
Where: 6707 Wenninghoff Road, Omaha
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.
Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch
Where: 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion, Neb.
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.
Highlight: By day, it's a fun pumpkin patch with play areas and hayrack rides; by night it becomes the Ranch of Terror with haunted houses and the infamous Haunted Hayrides.
Vala's Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard
Where: 12102 S. 180th St., Gretna, Neb.
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.
Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch
Where: 3935 NE-133, Blair, Neb.
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.
Where: 815 N. 60th Road, Nebraska City, Neb.
Hours: Oct. 1-31
Highlight: Hayrides are free for single families, and cost very little for groups.
Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard
Where: 5995 G Road, Nebraska City, Neb.
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.
Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm
Where: 2611 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb.
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.
Where: 2405 S. Highway 75, Union, Neb.
Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highlight: There are wagon rides to the pumpkin field on the weekends, and kids can ride the barrel train around the store.
Where: 2289 County Road N Blvd., Nickerson, Neb.
Hours: Weekends Sept. 18 & 19 and 25 & 26; and Oct. 1-31.
Highlights: This is the place for those who want a low-key pumpkin patch visit. Just the pumpkins and none of the extras.
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm & Pumpkin Patch
Where: 911 108th St., Avoca, Neb.
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.
Roca Berry Farm
Where: 16531 S. 38th St., Roca, Neb,
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.
Martin's Hillside Orchard
Where: 2024 Ashland Road, Ceresco, Neb.
Hours: Opens Sept. 4, hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and closed Mondays except for Labor Day (Sept. 6), Columbus Day (Oct. 11) and Oct. 18,
Admission: $5 per person; kid under 2 admitted FREE
Highlight: The farm has a tire hill, kid-sized corn maze, wagon rides on the weekends and the Discover Trail.
Helgoth's Pumpkin Patch
Where: 121 Eagle Road St., St. Libory, Neb.
Hours: Sept. 18 through Oct. 31; open Fridays & Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Halloween, they're open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 on Fridays, and $9 on Saturdays & Sundays. Get a $1 off coupon here.
Highlight: There's the spooky Grantville Village, as well as some inflatable Zorb Balls.
Where: 1098 County Road N, Oakland, Neb.
Hours: Sept. 18 through Oct. 31; hours arer Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday & Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
Admission: $8.75 for general admission; $7, seniors; $6, veterans; and FREE for kids 2 and younger. Season pass is $18.
Highlight: There's a lot to choose from! There are jumping pillows, race tracks, a zipline, and so much more.
Poppy's Pumpkin Patch
Where: 55275 837th Road, Norfolk, Neb.
Hours: Sept. 11 through Oct. 31; Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $8.50, $7.50 for seniors and military, and FREE for 2 and younger. Family Season Pass is $80
Highlight: There are a ton of activities and play areas at Poppy's, including a petting zoo, kids' zipline, and huge slides.
Dylan & Ashton Lurz Pumpkin Patch
Where: 90750 393rd Ave., Valentine, Neb.
Hours: Opens early October on weekends
Highlight: Fun photo opportunities and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and colors.
Grandpa's Punkinberry Patch
Where: 10798 726th Road, Holdrege, Neb.
Hours: Sept. 18 through Oct. 31; hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May open other days by appointment.
Admission: $8 for ages 3 and older; FREE for children under 3
Highlight: Grandpa's has a pumpkin shooter as well as a slide that's over 170 feet long.
Homestead Pumpkin Patch
Where: 6459 S. Homestead Road, North Platte, Neb.
Hours: Sept. 25 through Oct. 31; open Saturdays, 10 a.m. t0 7 p.m., Sundays, noon to 7 p.m., and open Fridays in October from 2 to 8 p.m.
Admission: $10, kids under 2 are FREE
Highlight: There's plenty to keep kids busy, including a jump pillow, zip lines, hill slides, and corn maze.
Fanny's Fruits Farm & Pumpkin Patch
Where: 11549 Road 46, Gurley, Neb.
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 26 through Oct. 31, from noon to 6 p.m. (except on Halloween, the hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Admission: $10 and 2 and under are FREE. $15 season pass
Highlight: In addition to 3 acres of pumpkins, this working farm has ducks and goats as well as the Lazer Mazer, laser tag in a hay bale maze.
There’s more fun to be had this fall, and if you live in or near Omaha, check these out! Our lists include nearby corn mazes, haunted houses & tours, and apple orchards. Want events? Here’s the list of Omaha Halloween events in 2021.