Find a local pumpkin patch

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! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.

Updates for November 2022

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 pie crust recipe is here! And we have home 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.  If you are looking for pick your own apples with pumpkins and often also fun activities, see this page.

NOTE: Many farms went out of business in the past 2 years and others are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!

After Halloween, find a 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. 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

Arthur County

Banner County

Box Butte County

Cherry County

Cheyenne County

Dawes County

Deuel County

  • Armstrong's Purty Punkins - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
    Phone: (308) 889-3162. Alternate phone: (308) 289-4700. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 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 bales.
    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."
  • GNP3 Farms - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, Cell service cell phones work here, petting zoo, farm animals
    1651 Road 173, Chappell, NE 69129. Phone: (308) 778-7920. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: From Chappell, Nebraska travel East for 4 miles to Road 173, turn North and travel 1.5 miles to 1651 on the East side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only.
    Click here for our Facebook page.
    Click here for our Instagram page. (ADDED: September 26, 2022)

Garden County

Grant County

Hooker County

Keith County

Kimball County

McPherson County

Morrill County

Scotts Bluff County

Sheridan 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, corn tire.

Sioux County

Thomas County