It’s that spooky time of the year, and what better way to get in the spirit with your family and community than a visit to the pumpkin patch. Here at Liss Technologies, we saved you some time, and compiled a list of some of the best Midwestern patches to visit.
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch
For over 30 years, Vala’s has been the pumpkin destination for Nebraska. Parents who grew up visiting every year, now take their children to Vala’s, ushering in a new generation of pumpkin pickers. Vala’s is perfect for families with children of all ages.
There are over 50 different attractions to keep the kids busy. Vala’s not only offers the traditional pumpkin picking, corn maze and hay rack rides, they also have playground installations, bouncing pillows and a pirate area for the kids.
Another family favorite is the The Pumpkin Chunkin’ Air Cannon Show, which runs all weekend, and can launch a pumpkin over a quarter of a mile.
Bellevue Berry Farm
Bellevue Berry Farm not only has activities for the whole family, it also offers a variety of adult-only options.
The Schaefer Family has been running the farm for over 25 years, and offer pumpkin and berry picking all fall. They also have corn mazes and other fun activities for the children.
The main attractors to the farm are a little more sinister. They offer the Haunted Hayride, a 30 minute ride through their forest, which includes a cemetery, swamp, withes woods caves and their newly installed area 51. Creatures creep out at each section to try and scare you.
If you want to challenge yourself by trekking on foot, without the comfort of a raised hayrack, there is the Ranch of Terror walk. This a terrifying 45 minute walk through the house and haunted maize. Enter if you dare….
Uncle Bill’s Pumpkin Farm
Uncle Bill’s pumpkin patch has tons of family-friendly options. Come play in the corn pool, or take the Train Depot through the pumpkin patch and surrounding lands.
Uncle Bill is also an animal lover’s paradise. Uncle Bill uses his land not only as an opportunity for the community to harvest their own produce, but as an opportunity to promote sustainability. They have an entire barnyard full of rescue animals, and a glass beehive to educate children and adults on an animal crucial to our eco-system.
Leader’s farm was the home of Ohio’s original fall maze maze, and boasts all the traditional activities you expect from a pumpkin patch, including a pumpkin patch, hayride and much more.
The latest addition to the farm has been Zombie Hunter Paintball, with target options for both kids and adults, allowing everyone a chance to take down the zombies.
Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch
The Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch is Kansas City’s newest fall adventure destination, with tons of kid-friendly options including: tricycle track, pumpkin cannon, barrel train, rubber duck races and more. They can explore playgrounds, enjoy slides, and bounce on the jumbo jumper.
Older children and adults will enjoy the corn maze, pumpkin patch, pumpkin slingshot, and hayrides.