Last Sunday, my family went out and enjoyed a day at Vala's Pumpkin Patch , which is 1 mile south on 180th and Highway 370. This is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. There is so much to do from riding the ponies, the tri-cycles, or the larger peddle go-carts. Not to mention the train, the jumping area, and numerous other activities. This year they added a huge "Husker" maze to walk through, which they said takes 45 minutes. Taryn's favorite activity was having her picture taken by all the character posters with the faces cut out. Nick's favorite activity was the peddle go-carts. My favorite was the hay rack ride out to find your own pumpkins in the field.
If you are planning on going to Vala's, pre-purchase your tickets at No-Frills in Omaha. Each ticket had a coupon for $1 off a food item and $2.50 off the purchase of a pumpkin (or a free pumpkin under 8 pounds). Saved us a few bucks. Also, I suggest wearing shoes that you don't mind getting dusty or dirty. Although the campfires and smoke make the air smell festive, the smoke and dirt go home with you!