The leaves are beginning to change colors, and the weather will soon grow cooler in Nebraska, and that means it’s pumpkin patch time! Throughout the years, our family has visited many pumpkin patches across the state. And, after organizing this guide, I realize we still have many more to see!
Nebraska offers so many great pumpkin patches, all with their own unique personalities: There are large, bustling patches with lots of attractions and more simple, country patches with low prices and small crowds.
Read about this year’s featured pumpkin patches below and then download and/or print the entire Nebraska pumpkin patch guide to get the scoop on more than 20 pumpkin patches across the state. Get ready to enjoy caramel apples, hayrack rides, the beautiful Nebraska scenery and pumpkins!
Nielsen Kids U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Minden
Address: 839 33 Rd, Minden
Attractions: Pick pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes from the 30-acre patch. From mammoth to baby boos and everything in between. FREE slushies and popcorn on Saturdays & Sundays. Pumpkin crafts.
New This Year: Nebraska’s 150th Birthday Corn Maze with an app you can download so you don’t get lost. Maze is wide enough for a golf cart and is accessible for people with disabilities. A Pumpkin Patch Train with 12 cars is new this year, too.
Dates/Hours: Open now until October 31 from Sunup until SunDown.
Price: FREE Admission. Guests pick up a pumpkin price list at the entrance. Pumpkins are priced based on size. Largest pumpkin that takes two people to carry is just $10! Guests pay for pumpkins as they leave based on the price list and the honor system.
Special Event: FREE BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 7, to celebrate Nebraska’s 150th Birthday.
For More Information: www.nielsenkidsupickpumpkin.com or on Facebook at Nielsen Kids Up-Pick Pumpkin & Sweetcorn Patch.
JKs Pumpkin Patch & Fall Family Fun Farm
Address: 757 Bluff Road, Lincoln
Attractions: Geared For the Young at Heart! Corn Maze, Hayrack Rides, Barnyard Animals, Combine Slide, Pirate Ship, Jumping Pillow, Corn Box, Magic Shows & Free Balloon Creations at certain times.
Dates: September 15-October 29, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Price: $10 per person and includes all activities & one pumpkin of any size! We do not charge by the pound nor do we charge extra for your pumpkin! We are very affordable, Best Caramel Apples, Kettle Corn & Fun!
Directions: Just Northwest of I-80 and N. 27th Street in the beautiful country view of Lincoln. Take North 27th and Arbor left (West) up to N. 14th Street, turn right on N. 14th Street (North), take this up to Bluff Road, turn left on Bluff Road (West). We are 3/4 Mile down the road on the south side of Bluff Road.
For More Information: www.jkspumpkinpatch.com or on Facebook at JK’s Pumpkin Patch Lincoln
Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch
Address: 2 miles north of Oakland on Hwy 77
Attractions: Jumping Pillows, Zip Lines, Sports Barns, Corn Maze, Corn Pit, Barn Slides, Pedal Go-Karts, Adult Monster Trikes, Kiddie Trikes, Scarecrow Forest, Spider Web Swings, Fire Pits, and more!
New This Year: Carnival Strikers and Giant Games
Dates/Hours: September 17- October 29, Fridays, Noon-6 p.m.; Saturdays, Noon-8 p.m.; Sundays , Noon-8 p.m. Closed Mondays. Tuesday-Thursday by appointment for parties and groups.
Unique Features: We have a beautiful farm and hometown values and prices. So much to do, and once you pay admission, you can do everything! No hidden charges! Our small town values are apparent in the friendly staff!
Prices: $7.25 per person, ages 2 years and younger free. Groups of 10 or more are $6.50 each. Military with ID are just $5.
For More Information: www.harvestmoonoakland.com and on Facebook at Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch
Camp Fontanelle Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, Fontanelle
Address: 9677 County Road 3, Fontanelle.
Attractions: 700-foot zipline, laser tag in the maze, petting barn, The Mine Shaft (vertigo tunnel), Fort John’s Adventure Fort, Children’s Barrel train. The corn maze design celebrates Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. It is a Nebraska 150 sponsored event.
Dates/Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 1-7 p.m. beginning September 17 through Sunday, November 5.
Unique Attractions: Camp Fontanelle is a non-profit church camp that offers a corn maze and pumpkin patch to provide affordable attractions and activities. Any profits help support the summer camping ministry.
Price: Ages 2 and younger, free; ages 3-11, $5; ages 12 and older, $7; zipline, $10; laser tag, $3.
Directions: Located 2 miles south of Fontanelle, Neb., off Highway 91
Coupons: $1 off coupon on the website
For more information: www.campfontanelle.com and on Facebook at Corn Maze at Camp Fontanelle and Instagram at Camp Fontanelle