Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Central Nebraska?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in Central Nebraska, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page!

Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and their trips and activitites, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), coffee or to donate to both the Socuts and U.S. miltary troops, click here and help the scouts!

Updates for May 2017

Although most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes are now closed,  it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. In the meantime, you may find a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!.

The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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Adams County

Antelope County

Blaine County

Boone County

Boyd County

Brown County

Buffalo County

  • Grandma's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
    6015 W 56th St, Kearney, NE 68845-2026.
    Open: Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM, Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.  (ADDED: September 24, 2015, JBS)

Chase County

  • Cox's Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkins, pony rides, hayrack rides, scarecrow contests, 5K and 10 mile runs.
    West of town, Champion, NE. Phone: (308) 882-4038. Email: amoline@gpcom.net. Open: October 20 to 21st, Patch open daily, 9am to 4pm. Directions: 5 miles west of town.

Clay County

  • Country Harvest Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo
    331 Road 310, Glenvil, NE 68941. Phone: 402-771-2148. Email: countryharvest@windstream.net. Open: September 22nd through October 27th, 2013, on Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Directions: From Glenvil, 1-1/2 miles south, 1-1/4 miles east. Click here for a map and directions. Late September through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/Mastercard.   Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 22, 2011) (UPDATED: September 25, 2013)

Custer County

  • Fox Seasonal Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    43860 Paulsen Road, Broken Bow, NE 68822. Phone: 308-870-0685. Email: jenny@foxseasonalfarms.com. Open: Saturday 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm The Country Store is Open Thursdays from 2 pm to 8 pm for Ladies Night Open Tuesday through Friday for School Tours Only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Just North of Broken Bow on Airport Road. Click here for a map and directions. Patch is open September 26th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: October 06, 2009)
  • Lawrence Market Gardens - pumpkins, sweet corn
    HC 75, Box 81, Broken Bow, NE, 68822. Phone: (308) 872-5609. Both a Farmers' Market and U-Pick. Directions: 5-½ miles south of Summer Road and Hwy 215 intersection. Open: call for hours and availability. Also prepicked: beets, broccoli, Brussels spouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, English peas, gladiolus, green beans, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, snap peas, sweet corn, tobacco, tomatoes

Dawson County

  • J's Jack -O-Lanterns - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    74672 Road 422, Cozad, NE 69130. Phone: 308-784-3071. Fax: 308-784-3071. Open: October weekends Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm Group tours available throughout the week by appointment during October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 74672 Road 422, Cozad Nebraska. Travel five miles north of Cozad on highway 21. Turn east and drive one mile and turn north and drive one mile. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open October 1st through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: October 14, 2009)

Dundy County

Franklin County

Frontier County

Furnas County

Garfield County

Gosper County

Greeley County

Hall County

Hamilton County

Harlan County

  • Grandpa's Punkinberry PatchGrandpa's Punkinberry Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, cow train / barrel train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, school tours, group reservations
    10798 726 Road, Holdrege, NE 68949. Phone: 308-991-7064. Alternate Phone: 308-337-2338. Email: shane@gpapunkinberry.com. Open: Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm, Every weekend through Halloween and groups during the week by appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1 mile south 1 mile west of Atlanta, Nebraska. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: December 15, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: September 20, 2014)

Hayes County

Hitchcock County

Holt County

  • Lambert Melons - watermelon, apples, cantaloupe, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes,
    49343, 852 Road, Ewing, NE, 68735. Phone: (402) 482-5797. Email: klambert@esu8.org. Directions: From US 281 and US 95 intersection, 2 miles south, 1-½ miles east, hours vary, special sales advertised locally; Alco parking lot, O'Neill. Open: August - October, daily, 9 am to 5 pm, 1st and Main, Valentine, August - September, Thursdays, 9 am to 5 pm. Also has a roadside stand. .

Howard County

  • Helgoth's Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, pumpkins, hayrides, cantaloupe, watermelon, winter squash
    P.O. Box 44, Saint Libory, NE, 68872. Phone: (308) 687-6127. Email: info@helgothspumpkinpatch.com. Directions: From Grand Island and Roadside Stand 9 miles north on Hwy 281; also stand located 3 miles south and ½ mile east of David City on Hwy 92 and Hwy 15; August - October, daily, 9 am to 9 pm. . Have been operating as a family business for 50 years. Loads of activities:  5 Acre Corn Maze, Train ride, Trike track, Slides, Petting Zoo, Hillside slide, Rabbit town, Big Digs, Zip Lines, Haunted House, Hay Fort, Concessions, and More. Horse Drawn Wagon
    Rides on Sundays provided by Scott & Mary Sahling. Also has a farmer's market and a roadside stand. (UPDATED: October 02, 2009)
  • The Scarecrow Patch - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    574 Denton Road, St. Libory, NE 68872. Phone: 308-687-6254. Email: shorak@thescarecrowpatch.com. Directions: North of Grand Island Nebraska on Highway 281 to Junction of Hwy 58, turn East on gravel road and go to stop sign, then turn North and go approximately 1/2 mile. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Scarecrow Patch is open week-ends beginning September 15 through October 31st. Hours are Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays 12:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Weekdays, open by appointment for schools, preschools, church groups, large family events, business team retreats, special education groups, retirement home outings, etc. Special events include veterans week-end and Grandparents week-end. Payment: Cash, Check. Other crops include gourds & Indian corn. Special Features include: Three roasting pits for hot dogs and s'mores. A photography studio with photographer on site Sundays or by appointment; Activities include Zip lines (lg & sm) corn wagons & Bunks, regular slides and gunnysack slides, swings, John Deere trike track, Freedom barrel rides, Pony rides, Pumpkin Chunkin and more. Something new every year. Craft shop is filled by local crafters and general store sells homemade jams, jellies and honey by area residents. Clean outdoor environment providing wholesome fun for every age.

Kearney County

  • Nielsen Kid U-Pick Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, corn maze, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties
    838 33 Road, Minden, NE 68959. Phone: 308-830-1304. Alternate Phone: 308-8301644. Email: tjnielsen@gtmc.net. Open: Open generally from September 10 through November 1 from Dawn until Dusk everyday during this time. Directions: From Minden, Ne 2 miles south, 1 mile east, 1/2 mile south. Payment: Cash, only. We have over 25 acres of pick your own pumpkins, squash, and grouds. We also have a few acres of sweet corn. (UPDATED: February 06, 2017)

Keya Paha County

  • Ron's Produce - beets, carrots, cucumbers, gourds, melons, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, turnips, miscellaneous vegetables
    HC 80, Box 56, Mills, NE, 68753. Phone: (402) 244-5253. Open: Daily, call for hours; Farmers' Market Tuesdays and Fridays. Five years in operation; all fruits and vegetables are organically grown. Also has a farmers' market and Roadside Stand.

Knox County

Lincoln County

Logan County

Loup County

Merrick County

Nance County

Nuckolls County

Perkins County

  • Cornstalk Harvest Festival, LLC - Pumpkins, Indian Corn, Gourds, Haunted Cornfield Maze, Haunted Forest, Haunted Barnyard, pony rides
    76645 Road 330, Grant, NE, 69140. Phone: 308-352-8126. Email us at: john@cornstalkonline.com. Cornstalk Harvest Festival provides night-time entertainment through the month of October. They are open every Friday and Saturday night from dusk until 11:00 PM and every Sunday night from dusk until 9:30 PM in October. There are three haunted attractions including a three acre Haunted Cornfield Maze, a 500 foot long Haunted Forest, and a Haunted Barnyard with a real haunted barn. There is also food, prizes, pony rides, and other kids stuff too..

Phelps County

Red Willow County

Rock County

Sherman County

Valley County

Webster County

Wheeler County

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