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Best Breakfasts at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch

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October Saturdays and Sundays a Vala’s Pumpkin Patch can be a little crazy, but one way to beat the crowd is to come early. Here are some of our best breakfast options if you’re one of the first people in the gate!

DONUTS
Location: Harvest Barn, 9am
This year we made over our Harvest Barn to be our new donut cafe, serving apple cider donuts (cinnamon sugar coated or glazed) and coffee all day. This is a great first stop at the pumpkin patch!

CINNAMON ROLLS
Location: The Country Bakery

The Country Bakery serves cinnamon rolls all day, topped with a whipped frosting that is amazing! First thing in the morning, they’re warm from the oven. And their bakery case is also filled with turnovers, pumpkin bread, and other treats that could easily pass for breakfast.

QUICHE
Location: The Pie Barn

You can always eat pie and coffee for breakfast (yumm!!), but on Saturdays and Sundays Kelsey is baking legitimate breakfast pies — Quiche! She fills our signature all-butter pie crust with a rich and creamy egg mixture, plus ham and cheese. It has to be the best breakfast option on the farm!

QUICK PASTRIES
Location: The Big Barn Bakery

Most people wouldn’t head straight from the entrance to the exit, but our Big Exit Barn has a large variety of sweets that work great as breakfast treats. Their selection varies, but you can usually find muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bars and lots more.

The Pie Barn 2016 Specials Menu (Don’t Miss Them!)

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Kelsey loves testing out new pie recipes (and we all like eating them!). Here are her favorite new ones for 2016 — look for them to pop up on The Pie Barn menu this year!

Monster Cookie Pie
This is everything you love about our Monster Cookies dressed up as a pie. Chocolate chips, oats, peanut butter and M&Ms are sure to be a hit with the kiddos (and those young-at-heart).

(Everything-But-The) Kitchen Sink Pie
We threw a hodgepodge of our favorite kitchen cupboard treats into an ooey gooey pie filling (chocolate chips, pretzels, potato chips, coconut, graham crackers, caramel, pecans). When baked in our all-butter crust, what could be better?

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Pie
Pie baker Kim loved our chocolate fudge pie so much, she decided to try her own spin on it, adding pecans to the rich filling and topping it with a drizzle of gooey caramel.

Classic Apple Pie
This is what you want when you want pie — a classic, all-butter double crust enfolding fall-fresh, tender, cinnamon-spiced apples. Don’t skip the ice cream!

Apple Dumplings
Kelsey Vala’s apple dumplings are the best kept secret of The Pie Barn, since (shhhh…) they’re better than any pie. They aren’t always on the menu, because a lot of love and labor goes into making each individual dumpling. If you’re a fan of buttery crust, cinnamon-caramel sauce and tender, sweet apples, this is the dessert for you. Don’t tell anyone.

Pumpkin Hand Pies
This is pumpkin pie for crust lovers, no fork required!

Pop Tarts
The Pie Barn’s homemade take on this nostalgic pastry is made with our own all-butter crust and baked to toasty perfection. Trust us, you’ve never tasted a Pop Tart like this.

Daily Quiche
Sure, you can eat pie for breakfast any day, but on weekend mornings Kelsey Vala is baking up a limited amount of breakfast pie. It’s eggs and cream, plus the day’s special ingredients, baked in our all-butter crust.

Discount Days, 2016!

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DISCOUNT DAYS

September Weekend Discount, Sep. 16th through Sep. 25th
$13.99 per person + tax

Grandparents’ Weekend, Sep. 16th, 17th & 18th
Grandparents receive $5.00 off September weekend price with the paid admission of a grandchild. $8.99 + tax = $9.44

Girl Scout Discount Day, Sep. 18th
$9.48 + tax = $10.00 for girl scout in uniform or t-shirt and per person for her family members.

Girl Scout & Boy Scout Week, Sep. 19th,20th,21st, & 22nd
$5.00 off Discounted Weekday price. $6.25 + tax = $6.59 for girl or boy scout and per person for the scout’s family or troop. Wear T-shirt or part of uniform for discount.

Boy Scout Popcorn Kickoff Friday, Sep. 23rd, 4-10 pm
$9.48+ tax = 10.00 for scout and per person for his family members. Wear uniform or scout T-shirt for discount.

PinPoint Member Appreciation Day, Saturday Sep. 24th & Wednesday Oct. 5th, 5pm to 9pm
Visit the PinPoint booth in front of the admissions barn from 9am to 5pm to receive your coupon for a 2 for 1 (BOGO) admission to Vala’s. Members must present a valid PinPoint Card to be scanned by a PinPoint team member at the PinPoint booth to receive a BOGO coupon. Limit one BOGO coupon per valid PinPoint Card. BOGO coupons are valid day of event only and have no cash value. Download the PinPoint app or visit www.pinpointrewards.com to sign up for a free PinPoint membership.

Awana’s Day, Tuesday Oct. 11th (rescheduled from Oct. 4th because of rain)
Students enrolled in Awana’s are admitted free when they wear their Awana’s t-shirt or identifiable Awana’s clothing. At least one paid adult must accompany students.

Halloween Day Discount Admission Mon. Oct.31st
$5.62 + tax = $5.93 per person

MILITARY DISCOUNT
Military personnel can purchase discounted admission tickets to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch at the Offutt Airforce Base Information Ticket & Travel Office.

105 Union Ln. Bldg. 362
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
402-294-4049
Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Sat. 9 am-5 pm
Closed Wed. Sun. & Holidays

Cost: $12.00 per ticket. Includes train ticket

ALL NEW for 2016!!

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This year we’ve added our BIGGEST addition ever! We’re so excited for our guests to experience Freya’s Chicken Yard and all it has to offer. Here are the highlights:

The Egg Scramble
“What’s that new, huge yellow barn on the farm,” you ask? It’s the family-friendly dodge-ball egg-straveganza, we’re calling The Egg Scramble. Go ahead, start an egg fight (with foam balls, of course)! This huge attraction at the center of the all-new poultry-themed area, Freya’s Chicken Yard, will be every kid’s (and adult’s) favorite new play space, guaranteed. It’s what everyone is going to be talking about this fall!

The Pick-Up Chicks’ Revue
No, these chicks are not trying to pick you up. They’re just swooping by in their pickup to sing some barnyard tunes and tell pun-heavy jokes — you know the drill! Join right in with a “bock, bock” here and a “cluck, cluck” there.

Henway Piano
Kids can hop on and make a little music of their own on this huge piano at the center of our chicken yard!

Now the really important part… NEW FOOD!

The Roost
This is the ultimate snack shack for adults and kiddos to refuel between bouts of ball dodging. Load up on kettle corn (smells so good!), regular popcorn (Farmer Tim’s special request), soft pretzels, nachos with cheese, hot dogs, ice cream bars and more tempting treats.

Cousin’s Chik’n Shack
It’s chicken, chicken, chicken! Try our all new, soon-to-be signature item, the Chicken and Waffle Sandwich. It’s crispy and soft, salty and sweet — fall comfort food at its best! Other cousin favorites include chicken tenders and chicken sandwiches, all served with lots of sauces to choose from. You really can’t go wrong here.

Elsewhere on the Farm (Not Chicken, But Still New!)

The Great Pumpkin Maze Design

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Halloween movie, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, by partnering with Peanuts to create an iconic maze design featuring Linus and Sally waiting in the field for The Great Pumpkin.

The Candy Cannon
Our pumpkin cannon is getting turned toward YOU, but don’t worry. It’s spouting candy, to celebrate Halloween. Stop by to catch some candy, Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 6:45pm.

Pie for Breakfast
Who wouldn’t eat pie for breakfast? But new this year, The Pie Barn will be serving up breakfast pies (also known as quiche) on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Grab a slice while they last! Or do what Kelsey Vala does and just order pie.

Best Burgers Ever
Pork Chop Annie’s is stepping up their burger game with two new festival foods: The Boss Hog Burger and The Mac Attack Burger. The Boss Hog Burger is a carnivore’s dream, piled high with BBQ pulled pork, while The Mac Attack Burger is topped with creamy mac and cheese.

Pumpkin Funnel Cakes
We’ve made over the funnel cake, giving it a pumpkin patch twist! It’s pumpkin-y and topped with cream cheese icing — so good! Look for it at Legs & Cakes, our main funnel cake stop.

Season Pass Upgrade
Can’t get enough Vala’s Pumpkin Patch? Upgrade your one-time admission to a season pass, so you can keep coming back for more and more (well, until October 31st). Look for information near our exit.

Skeleton Mickey
Back by popular demand, Skeleton Mickey has returned with a new look and a new home.

Kelsey (and Pie) on TV!

What’s it like to grow up as “a Vala”? There’s a tough question. Glad she didn’t say that the hint of cool weather at the end of summer sent a panicky chill through her whole body, but maybe that was just me… Kelsey pulls out a very nice answer, plus she’s asked the dreaded pie case question — “What’s your favorite pie?” Could you pick one favorite please, Kelsey!? Oh, and say “Hi” to some of our Pie Barn super stars (Gerry!), doing their thing, making pie and being “the show.” No pressure guys.