FAQs

Admissions FAQ

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.

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 weekends 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 on Monday through Thursday tickets, September weekend tickets, and October weekend tickets 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 info@valaspumpkinpatch.com.

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. Tickets are $14.00 each and include a complimentary train ride ticket. 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 $.49 per pound.

General FAQ

What are your hours?

Vala’s is open 9am to 9pm Sundays through Thursdays and until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The 2019 season runs from Friday, September 13th through October 31st.

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.

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.

Do you rent strollers?

We have 2 large strollers that you may use free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. It is best to bring a stroller from home if you have one.

What forms of payment do you accept?

All locations on the farm accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We do not accept checks.

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 $.49 per pound. If you choose a giant pumpkin weighing over 80 lbs, the cost is $42.50 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. 

Food FAQ

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?

No, there is no alcohol allowed on the farm grounds.

Do you have drinking fountains?

Yes, near the main bathrooms you can get a drink or refill a water bottle.

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