5 Farm Events for Fall
There’s no better place to revel in crisp air, autumn colors and all-ages fun than on a Nebraska farm. Here, we share five classics.
5520 S. Lincoln Ave.
Who said Halloween has to be scary? This October festival is designed with children in mind. Expect games, prizes, treats and plenty of costumes (encouraged, but not required)—all set on Wessels Living History Farm. Here, 19th- and early 20th-century farm buildings, antique tractors and a bountiful harvest give a glimpse into Nebraska’s agricultural history.
2 Miles West of Champion
Family-owned Cox’s Pumpkin Patch goes back to the basics, offering a plentiful pumpkin patch, classic corn maze, breezy hayrack rides and a picture-perfect selection of gourds to inspire autumn decorating. Visit with the family by day, and keep an eye out for adults-only nights.
12102 S. 180th St 1 mi. S. of NE Hwy 370 near Gretna on 180th St Gretna
Nothing says fall like a pumpkin patch. At Vala’s, pumpkins fill the field and decorate more than 50 attractions. After picking your pumpkin, walk through the Lost Pumpkin Mine, corn maze and, if you’re feeling brave, the Haunted Trail and Graveyard. For traditional fall fun, dress a scarecrow, take a hayrack ride and zip down a giant slide.
10798 726 Road
You’ll find seemingly infinite ways to play here: Load up the pumpkin chucker and watch your pumpkin fly. Clamber over hay bales. Test your sense of direction in mazes made of towering cornstalks. Challenge yourself to take on the 150-foot slide. Then, take it easy on a hayrack ride.
2611 Arbor Avenue
Nebraska City , NE
There’s an adventure for everyone during this nearly two-month-long celebration. Embrace the fall season with hayrides, pumpkin patches and a corn maze; for gorgeous views of autumn colors, travel the Tree House Trail to the top of a 50-foot-tall tree house. And don’t leave without sampling the apples—this farm grows a rare collection of antique varieties that visitors can sample on select weekends.