Fall Homeschool Days 2023
Monday, September 18th
Wednesday, September 20th
Monday, September 25th
Wednesday, September 27th
Monday, October 2nd
Wednesday, October 4th
Monday – Thursday, October 23rd – 26th
By reservation only! Part of our mission at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival is to provide education through entertainment. The land that is now Vala’s Pumpkin Patch has been a working farm for over 100 years, and we love to help children learn about agriculture and appreciate farms.
How It Works
Parents and their homeschooled children, ages 5 to 16 (younger siblings welcome), may take advantage of the school group student rates and stay all day and evening. Be prepared to show your letter from the State Department of Education. Reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Your reservation for one of the educational tours qualifies you for the discounted educational tour rates. Prices for each child vary according to the type of school tour. All tours include Admission, a coupon for $2.50 off a pumpkin, all attractions and live shows. By showing the pumpkin coupon, any pumpkin less than 5 pounds is free (about the size of the child’s head).
(Ages 5 to 16)
This event is for homeschooled children, ages 3 to 16. This is a self-guided experience on the farm with no sit-down lesson. It is fun and educational. There are over 50 attractions and 2 live shows, all included. Take a hay rack ride to see how pumpkins grow, walk through the Apple Education Barn, and see the educational displays throughout the farm. Have fun on the Jumping Pillows and take a free train ride. Each child will take home a small pumpkin. The cost is $10.99 (plus sales tax) per child, ages 3 to 16. Parents and students ages 17 and older are $14.99 (plus sales tax) per person. Price includes admission, all attractions, and a coupon for $2.50 off a pumpkin. Ages 2 and under are free. Because these prices are only for Homeschool families, be prepared to show paperwork that identifies you as a Homeschool family.
$10.99 per child (ages 3 to 16)
Includes Admission, a small pumpkin, all attractions and live shows. (Ages 2 and under are free.)
Homeschool Orchard Experience
(Ages 5 to 16)
This event is for homeschooled children, ages 3 to 16, by reservation only. Your group will ride to the apple orchard where they’ll learn about apples from a Vala’s Apple Pickin’ Expert! Children will see first-hand how apples grow and learn all about the science of apple growing, the importance of bees for pollination, the best technique for picking apples, and more. The hayracks to the orchard load at the Apple-Picking shed where children will receive a bag to pick 1/4 peck (2 1/2 pounds) of apples to take home. Family members can purchase additional bags if they like. Each child will pick and take home apples and a small pumpkin. Allow 1 hour for the orchard experience. The cost is $15.99 (plus sales tax) per child. Parents are $14.99 (plus sales tax) per person. Adult prices include admission, $2.50 off a pumpkin, and all attractions. Ages 2 and under are free. Because these prices are only for Homeschool families, be prepared to show paperwork that identifies you as a Homeschool family when you check in at the Admissions Barn.
$15.99 per child
Includes admission, a bag of apples, a small pumpkin, and all attractions
Upon arrival follow the directional signs and proceed to the admissions window with your children, pay, and receive the tickets for admission. If you have another adult with you, unload the children and have them wait near the entrance but out of the parking lot. A Vala’s staff member will be helping to direct the children to a safe area to wait. After checking in you will receive a gate ticket for each person and a pumpkin coupon for each child.