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Pumpkin Patches & Orchards in the Council Bluffs Area

Fall has arrived, and there is no better way to celebrate and enjoy the season than to visit local pumpkin patches and orchards! Lucky for you, there are numerous options in and around Pottawattamie County that are sure to give you all the fall feels regardless of whether you’re with the whole family, your significant other, best friends, or riding solo! Browse our local options below.

After a long day at the patch, unwind with a relaxing stay in a Council Bluffs hotel. Browse our hotel options and book directly on our site using our Book Direct tool! 

Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard

Woman dancing while picking apples


  • Fall hours start on August 1


  • Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


  • $10 Farm Fee per person for unlimited access to all activities. Activities are available Saturday and Sunday from late August through October. 

Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard has everything you need for the perfect fall day! With 10 acres of pumpkins to peruse, you can choose from several pumpkin types along with mini gourds and white squash. Guests can take a hayrack ride to the pumpkins or walk/drive up to the patch. Other activities include apple picking, a petting zoo with goats, kids activities like bumper balls, barrel cart rides, bounce houses, and a 10-acre corn maze! Delicious handmade food and drinks are available from their store and café. 


Welch's Pumpkin Patch : CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Woman holding her todler


  • Opening Saturday, September 9th


  • Monday - Friday: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 


  • Free

Welch’s is a small, family-owned pumpkin patch with the “Ma and Pa” feel that we all love! They have a wide variety of pumpkins, gourds, apples, and grapes available to pick and purchase. They also sell delicious honey and jelly in the shop! (Cash or check only at this time) The kiddos are welcome to run around the spacious patch and enjoy the numerous free activities around the patch.

3 Bee Farms

3 Bee Farms
3 Bee Farms


  • Opening Tuesday, September 5


  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays in September: 10 a.m. – Noon
  • Thursdays in October: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday -Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


  • Weekday admission: $5 per person (3 and over)
  • Weekend admission: $7 per person (3 and over)

Search for the perfect pumpkin or pick the best-looking apples at 3 Bee Farms! Enjoy numerous family-fun activities with admission, including hayrides, a corn maze, an apple launcher, playgrounds, and plenty of perfect family photo backdrops. Don't forget to shop for produce, honey, jam and jellies, and fresh apple cider from their store! 

Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch 
(Papillion, NE)


  • September 16 - October 31


  • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


  • Daytime Weekday Admission: $12
  • Daytime Weekend Admission; $19
  • Ranch of Terror Cost: $19 per person (includes Haunted House and Haunted Caves) 
  • Visit their website to find more information on activities, pricing, and admission

This family operation has been around for more than 30 years and has over 20 acres of pumpkins and other fall crops! Admission includes a hayride to the pumpkin patch, access to a kids play area, a barnyard petting zoo, and so much more. This year, they've added to their haunted attractions and have new play structures for the kiddos to check out. Teenagers and adults that love all things scary will love the Ranch of Terror!

Vala's Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard 
(Gretna, NE)


  • September 2 - October 31


  • Sunday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.


  • $21.99 Monday – Thursday
  • $43.99 Friday – Sunday
  • $99.99 per person for a season pass


  • Purchase online or in person. Please note that the entire farm is cashless and only accepts card or mobile payments.

Vala’s is the largest patch in the metro area and features hayrack rides to the pumpkin field and apple orchard, a variety of outdoor mazes, tons of areas for the kids to play, and tons of delicious food and beverage options. Visit their website to learn about their special fall festival activities and events. 

The Fun Doesn't Stop There!

Girl brushing a goat at the pumpkin patch

There are so many other festive fall activities, events, and attractions to visit in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County! Uncover a special day in Council Bluffs by browsing our Festive Fall Events & Attraction Guide and the Outdoor Fall Activities blog

For a complete list of attractions, visit our play page!

For a complete list of places to eat, browse our restaurant listings!

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