Enjoy Delicious Food and Drinks!

Meals, Snacks & Treats

A trip to Vala’s features fall fun foods around every corner! Savor all of our homestyle meals, festival foods, and signature treats!
Tasting Passport

Eat your way around Vala’s with 5 unique tastes! Choose from NEW foods or signature favorites.

Festival Foods

See what we have cooking as we kick off our season with the Cider & Sunflower Festival!

New Foods, Coming Soon

Every year we add a few new food items we’re excited about. Stay tuned for news of everything new in 2024.

Nutrition Information

The best place to ask about ingredient information is at each individual food location. Here is a list of a few favorite Vala’s foods! Please note, we do not guarantee that our foods are free from cross-contamination.


Cider Mill

  • Open Daily: 9am to 9pm (10pm on Friday and Saturday nights)

The cider mill is where all of Vala’s Orchard Apples are stored and then pressed into sweet cider. Some of that cider is served fresh, while the rest is fermented to make our farm-crafted hard ciders. Stop by to catch a view of our cider makers pressing apples from the indoor viewing windows of the Cider Mill. Sip on sweet or hard ciders, savor farm-to-table foods, and relax on the deck overlooking the Cider Mill Pond and water wheel.

  • Cold or Hot Apple Cider
  • Apple Cider Slushie Float
  • Sandwiches & Chips
  • Caramel Apple Boats
  • Apple Cider Donut Tower
  • Caramel Apple Pecan Rolls
  • Ben’s Soft Pretzels
  • Giant Pretzel Meat + Cheese Board

Ethan’s Applewood Smokehouse

  • Open Daily: 11am to 8pm

INDOOR SEATING at the Barrel Barn, Live Music on weekends
We love barbecue, and we’re thrilled to be smoking and serving our own barbecue at Ethan’s daily! We use applewood for a subtle, fruity flavor. Our meats are sourced locally whenever possible and smoked low and slow, for the best quality barbecue, you won’t want to miss. Along with our signature pulled pork and ribs, don’t miss our tasty specials which pop up for festivals and weekends!

  • Pulled Pork
  • Rack of Ribs
  • Whole Hog Nachos
  • Bone-In Smoked Pork Chop
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Apple Cider Slaw
  • Elote Bowl
  • Blueberry Cobbler a la Mode
  • Selection of Hard Ciders

Grandma’s Kitchen

  • Open Daily: 11am to 8pm

Our first large meal location serves fried chicken and hot beef dinners, inspired by Sunday Suppers at Grandma Lois’ house. Stop in to enjoy classic Nebraska comfort food.

  • Fried Chicken
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Hot Beef Dinner
  • Chili in a Bread Bowl
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • Biscuits
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Brown Butter Krispie Treats

The Pie Barn

  • Open Daily: 9am to 9pm (10pm on Friday and Saturday nights)

Our hand-made, from-scratch pies with all-butter crust are simply the best! Try our Salted Caramel Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie made with our own pumpkins, and many more. Pie specials change weekly on Fridays. Plus, warm up with hot sandwiches (NEW!), soups and pot pies.

  • Sweet Pies
  • Pot Pies
  • Sandwiches & Panini
  • Soup in Bread Bowls
  • Mac and Cheese

Dairy Barn Burgers & Shakes

  • Open Daily: 11am to 8:30pm

Our burger spot is a favorite of kids and grown-ups alike! Try The Vala Burger, featuring bacon, cheese and our special sauce. Or our BBQ Burger, which started last year as a special but was so popular we kept it on the menu. And make sure to look for our NEW Freakshakes, reimagined for 2024, yum!

  • Cheeseburgers
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwiches (NEW!)
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Freakshakes
  • Root Beer Floats
Zoe’s Pizza
  • Open Weekends: 11am to 8pm

  • Personal or Family Sized Pizza
  • Festival Special Pizza!
Potato Patch
  • Open Nights & Weekends

  • Succotash
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Potato Ribbons
Pirates’ Cove Grub & Grog
  • Open Limited Nights & Weekends

  • Taco Cones
  • Loaded Nachos
  • Quesadillas
  • Rice Bowls (NEW!)
Darby’s Dog Depot
  • Open Daily: 11am to 8pm

  • Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs
  • Hot Dog
  • Chili Dog
  • Fried Cheese Curds
  • Bucket of Chili Cheese Fries


Legs & Cakes Smokehouse
  • Open Daily: 11am to 9pm (10pm Friday and Saturday nights)

  • Turkey Legs
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Funnel Cake Sundaes
Bob’s Cookie Coop
  • Open Daily: 11am to 9pm (10pm Friday and Saturday nights)

  • Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Farm Fresh Milk
Farmer Jack’s Pretzel Shack
  • Open Daily: 11am to 8pm

  • Hand-Made Soft Pretzels
  • Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
  • Pretzel Dogs
  • Festival Special Pretzel Flavors!
  • Apple Cider Slushies
Harvest Barn Donuts
  • Open Daily: 9am to 8pm

  • Apple Cider Donuts
  • Festival Special Donuts!
  • Coffee
  • Hot Cocoa and Hot Cider
  • Apple Cider Slushies
Lolo’s Fudge Shop
  • Open Daily: 11am to 8pm

  • 40+ Flavors of Fudge
  • Fudge Dipped Apples
  • Sugar Roasted Nuts
  • Cotton Candy
Grandpa’s Kettle Corn
  • Open Limited Nights & Weekends

  • Kettle Corn
  • Drinks
Kelsey’s Sweet Shop
  • Open Limited Nights & Weekends

  • Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples
  • Candy and Sweets
Town Square Tots
  • Open Daily: 11am to 8pm

  • Tater Tot Bowls
  • Hard Cider
Time-Out Turkey Legs
  • Open Limited Nights & Weekends

  • Turkey Legs
  • Mexican Street Corn
  • Roasted Sweet Corn
Cousin’s Chicken Shack
  • Open Daily: 11am to 8pm

  • Popcorn Chicken
  • Tater Twisters!
Fire & Ice Snack Shed
  • Open Limited Nights & Weekends

  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
  • Strawberry or Blueberry Lemonade
  • Kettle Corn
  • Flavored Popcorns
  • Gourmet Hot Cocoa
  • Homemade Marshmallows
Pork Chop Annie’s
  • Open Limited Nights & Weekends

  • Fried Pork Chops
  • Fresh Fried Potato Chips
  • Cider Soda
  • Rootbeer


Big Barn Bakery

  • Open Daily: 11am to 9pm (10pm Friday and Saturday nights)

  • Pumpkin Bars
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Whole Pies
  • Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
  • Monster Cookies
  • Cookie Coop Cookie Buckets
  • Brownies
  • Festival Special Bars and Breads


  • Our largest selection of hard ciders on tap. 
    Open Daily: 11am to 9pm (10pm Friday and Saturday nights)
  • This is where you can find our limited release, barrel-aged ciders. 

Cider House
  • A large variety of ciders on tap, as well as bottles and merchandise, in Freya’s Chicken Yard.

Cider Silo
  • A popular spot to hang out, with tent seating, live music on weekends and the Harvest Moon Cinema playing every evening.

Cider Wagon
  • A small outpost near Potato Patch, serving a limited selection of ciders.