Why did you decide to go Cashless?
There were several factors that went into the decision to transition to card and mobile payment only transactions.
Keeping guests and staff members safe is top priority for us on the farm. Cashless transactions have proven to be safer in retail and amusement park venues than handling money.
Eliminating the need to make change allows for quicker transaction times and lower wait times, making your experience even better!
The cashless model allows us to operate more efficiently and effectively, giving our staff members the opportunity to focus more on you, our guest.
Is the entire farm cashless? If I come to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch during the fall season with cash, can I still make a purchase?
Yes, the entire farm is cashless with the following exceptions:
There are only a few locations to make purchases with cash.
At the Admissions Barn (the entrance). Although we still recommend using credit/debit cards or mobile payments there, you can still pay for the admissions fees with cash. You can also use cash to buy Vala Gift Cards to use throughout the farm for purchases in food, retail, and attractions locations on the farm.
Because we are a large farm there are 4 additional locations on the farm that will accept cash to purchase $20 Vala’s Gift Cards: Calamity Jan’s, Spencer’s Dugout, InFARMation Booth and Big Barn Exit.
Note: there are no refunds or cash back on purchased Vala’s Gift Cards but they can be used on future visits and never expire.
Pony Rides and the Petting Corral (feed cups) will still accept cash.
All other areas of the farm, including food locations, will only accept cashless forms of payment.
Can I use a Pre-Paid VISA/debit card purchased at another retailer?
Can I get a refund on the Vala’s Gift Card if I do not use all the money loaded on it?
Are there any set minimum or maximum amounts for Vala Gift Cards? Are there any set incremental values?
Do you accept all types of card payments? What about digital payments?
What can I do if I do not have enough value left on my Vala’s Gift card for final purchases at the exit?
All major credit cards are accepted online and on-site: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Who needs to pay the general admission to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch?
Everyone 3 and older pay to be admitted to Vala’s and all the attractions. Ages 2 and under are free.
What is your rain policy?
Vala’s is open in all weather, unless conditions become unsafe. Check our Facebook page for current announcements. If you choose to visit and the weather becomes bad, no refunds or rain checks are given. Please keep an eye on the weather forecast before purchasing tickets and coming to Vala’s.
Are there any discount tickets that can be purchased?
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch has Discount Days. Every Monday through Thursday is a discount day. Also, September Festivals are discounted. Discount days still include over 50 attractions and 3 live shows. Discounted tickets can only be purchased on-line at valaspumpkinpatch.com. Save by buying online.
Do you have any discounts for large groups?
Yes! Group General Admission discounts start with groups over 100 people. To make arrangements you can call 402-332-4200 to talk to our Reservation Office Staff or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to make a reservation if I bring a large group?
We would be happy to help you make arrangements for a large group. By contacting our Reservation Office Staff we can arrange for quick and easy entrance for your group and let you know of any discounts.
How do I reserve a Campfire Site, Party Barn, Picnic Shelter, or Pavilion?
Reservations are made online starting June 1st. Vala’s has 74 campfire sites that can be reserved from 11am to 4pm or 5pm to closing time (9pm or 10pm depending on the day). Campfires can be reserved any day of the week. Discount campfire sites are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays throughout the season.
Do you have a Military discount?
Yes! Military admission tickets to Vala’s can be purchased at the Offutt AFB ITT office on base to active military personnel and their families. We do not sell Military tickets at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch. These tickets are valid any day of the season.
Do I get a free pumpkin with my admission price?
No, general admissions includes over 50 attractions and 3 live shows. Pumpkins are $.59 per pound.
What are your hours?
Vala’s is open 9am to 9pm Sundays through Thursdays and until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Do you have a lost and found?
Yes! Please email information about what was lost, along with identifying details. Include your name and phone number so we can easily contact you if we find your missing item. Email: email@example.com
Can I bring my pet to Vala’s?
No, pets are not allowed on the farm grounds. We are animal lovers ourselves but for the safety of your pet and the safety of other guests they will not be allowed to enter. We make an exception for service dogs. If you are traveling from out of town there are places in Omaha that will board pets for the day.
What should I wear to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch?
For safety reasons, everyone should wear closed-toed shoes such as tennis shoes. If sandals are worn there are certain attractions, such as trikes and peddle carts, that you will not be able to ride. It is also recommended that you and your children wear socks so that you can have your feet covered while on the jumping pillows. Always dress for the weather and bring sunscreen.
How long should I plan to stay at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch?
There are over 50 attractions and 3 live shows at Vala’s, with something for all ages. Most guests stay from 3 hours to 8 hours. Apple-picking can take over an hour which includes the hay rack ride to the orchard. The hay rack ride to the pumpkin fields takes about 45 minutes.
Do you have real restrooms?
Yes, the flush toilet restrooms are located near the Admissions entrance and by the Pie Barn. There are also Porto-johns located throughout the farm.
Where can I nurse my baby?
A nursing room is available near the Admissions Barn across from Graveyard Golf. It is heated and air-conditioned and contains a changing pad and 2 rocking chairs.
Can I leave Vala’s and return later in the day without paying admission twice? Or can I go to my car and re-enter Vala’s?
Yes. Be sure to ask for a wristband as you exit. When you return, simply show your wristband to the person taking tickets at the entrance. A different color of wristband is used each day.
Do you rent strollers or scooters?
No, we do not, sorry!
What forms of payment do you accept?
We are cashless, except at our main admissions windows. Two other retail locations will be able to take cash to purchase or refill gift cards. All locations on the farm accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We do not accept checks. See our Cashless FAQs for more information!
Is the farm wheelchair accessible?
Many of the pathways are now wheelchair accessible. We also have wheelchair accessible hay racks and the train ride has a wheelchair accessible car.
Do you rent wheelchairs?
No, we do not have wheelchairs for rent. There are several pharmacies in Omaha, such as Kohl’s, that rent wheelchairs.
Do you sell gift cards?
Yes, we can take orders for gift cards over the phone or on the farm at the Admissions Office. Gift cards make great gifts for family members and friends who plan to come to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch.
How much do the pumpkins cost? How many pumpkins do you grow?
Pumpkins are purchased at the Exit Barn and are $.59 per pound. If you choose a giant pumpkin weighing over 80 lbs, the cost is $35.99 per pumpkin. There are about 30 varieties of pumpkins grown at Vala’s on 55 acres of farm ground. Most pumpkins are chosen from the field but we have many pre-picked pumpkins around the exit area to choose from. A hay rack ride to the field is included in your admission price.
What is your professional photographer policy?
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch is a closed work site for most of the year, restricted to Vala’s workers only. During our off-season we do NOT allow professional photographers to hold photography sessions on the farm. Special permission may be granted on a case-by-case basis and a $100.00 fee will be charged, call 402-332-4200 to inquire about available times. (Exceptions may be made for magazines, newspapers and other press or promotional photography). During our Fall Festival, when we are open to the public, we are happy to welcome professional photographers onto the farm to hold photography sessions with their clients. We ask that you call ahead to give us advanced notice of your arrival (402-332-4200). The professional photographer on the shoot and the client(s) will be charged general admission for the day.
Do you allow drones?
Vala’s does not allow drones on the property without prior permission from the Vala family.
Can I bring in my own food?
Yes, you may bring food in to Vala’s. We also have many places on the farm to buy meals and snacks, including value meals for kids. We do not allow the consumption of alcohol on the farm.
Do you allow alcohol?
We only allow our own hard cider, sold in specific areas. Guests can not bring their own alcohol onto the farm.