Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Western Nebraska? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Western 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 activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the
Scouts and U.S. military troops,
click here and help the Boy Scouts!
Updates for November 2018
Most pumpkin patches and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some
earlier! You may also like a
local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best
pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the
crust recipe is here! And we have
canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many
pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the
top of the page or the site search.
After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a
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. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Box Butte County
Purty Punkins - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
Phone: (308) 889-3162. Alternate phone: (308) 289-4700. Open:
Monday - Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm; Call
ahead. Directions: off I-80 available at Brule Happy Jack's, Big
Springs Travel Center and Bosselman's Plaza They have many types of
pumpkins: :Jack-O-Lanterns, White, Giant, Pie, Cinderella,
Fairytale, Red Warty Thing, One Too Many, Peanut, Knuckle Head,
Buckskin and more Ornamental: Indian Corn, Gourds, Mini Pumpkins,
and Tigers. They also have decorated pumpkins, corn stalks and straw
A visitor writes on October 16, 2009: "Hope
you can add this to your list. We go to this patch every year. They
always have a great, friendly staff and a great selection of
pumpkins! It is a wonderful tradition for our family."
- District 13 Haunted Attraction - Fall festival, train
rides, haunted house, concessions / refreshment stand,
porta-potties, restrooms, face painting
714 State Street,
Brule, NE 69127. Phone: 308-289-3099. Alternate Phone:
[email protected]. Open: 4 days: October 23, 2014
from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm; October 24, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 11:00
pm; October 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm; and October 26,
2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: Located north off I-80 in Brule, NE. The Haunted
Attraction takes place at several locations in Brule. There are
directional signs as soon as you enter the city.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 29, 2017)
Scotts Bluff County
- Lil Ladybug - pumpkin patch, hayrides, farm animals,
face painting, straw stack
4283 460th Road, Hay Springs, NE
69347. Phone: 308-232-4474. Alternate phone: 308-763-184. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 10 am to 6 pm every Saturday and
Sunday in October. Directions: See their website for directions.
Payment: . Smores and hot dogs at concessions. Pumpkin painting,