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 those 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!
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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 May 2023
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. 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
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
Grandma's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
56th St, Kearney, NE 68845.
Open: Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
- Cox's Pumpkin Patch -
Pumpkins, pony rides, hayrack rides, scarecrow contests, 5K and 10 mile runs.
West of town,
Phone: (308) 882-4038.
Open: October 20 to 21st, Patch open daily, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: 5 miles
west of town.
- 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
Paulsen Road, Broken Bow, NE 68822. Phone: 308-870-0685. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm Sunday from 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,
- 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,
- 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.
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. (UPDATED: October 15, 2020)
- Grandpa'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:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday
11 am to 5 pm, 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)
- Lambert Melons - watermelon, apples, cantaloupe,
cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, squash, sweet corn,
49343, 852 Road, Ewing, NE 68735. Phone: (402) 482-5797. Email:
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. .
- 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 protected]. 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.
- 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,
574 Denton Road, St. Libory, NE 68872. Phone: 308-687-6254. Email:
[email protected]. 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 am to 7 pm and
Sundays 12:00 p.m to 7 pm, 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
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 or refreshment stand,
838 33 Road, Minden, NE 68959. Phone:
308-830-1304. Alternate Phone: 308-8301644. Email:
[email protected]. 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: September 24, 2021, JBS) (UPDATED: February 06, 2017)
Keya Paha County
- Ron's Produce - beets, carrots, cucumbers, gourds,
melons, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, turnips,
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.
- 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:
Cornstalk Harvest Festival provides night-time entertainment through the
month of October. They are open every Friday and Saturday night from dusk
until 11 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
Red Willow County