Campfires, Party Barns & Pavilions2024-07-01T00:01:41-07:00

Campfires, Party Barns & Pavilions

Private Campfire Sites and Event Spaces

Whether you’re looking for a cozy evening around a campfire, a unique kid-friendly party experience, or a memorable celebration event, Vala’s Pumpkin Patch has the perfect spot for you. Reservations open July 1st, mark your calendar because peak times fill up fast!   

Reservation Times
Sunday through Thursday 
  • 11am-4pm
  • 5pm-9pm
Fridays & Saturdays
  • 11am-4pm
  • 5pm-10pm


Vala’s has more than 70 campfire sites spread across the farm, great for parties large and small.

Our smaller sites are designed for intimate gatherings of 20 people or less, while larger sites accommodate up to 40 guests. You can even book several sites side-by-side to throw a bigger party if you like. Our campfire attendants light your campfire, and you’re supplied with extra wood, picnic tables, and benches to sit on. Make a campfire site your homebase for a day or evening of fun at Vala’s with friends and family! 

Campfire Prices
Small, Medium & Large Campfires
  • Monday – Thursday | $50 + tax
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday | $100 + tax
Sites with Electricity
  • Monday – Thursday | $75 + tax
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday | $150 + tax

Party Barns

Vala’s Party Barns are great for birthday parties and small celebrations!

They offer the convenience of a sheltered barn with electricity next to a campfire site. Each party barn contains one picnic table and capacity is about 15 to 20 people inside. The entire site also includes an outdoor picnic table and outdoor benches around the campfire. Maximum capacity for each site varies, see details below. If you prefer that the campfire not be lit, please make the request while booking your reservation.

NEW for 2024, we offer a Happy Birthday catering package, including pizza and a custom birthday cake, see details on our catering menu! 

Party Barn Prices
  • Sunday – Thursday | $75 + tax
  • Friday & Saturday | $150 + tax
Party Barn Area
  • #1 Jack-O-Lantern Party Barn (20-30 people at site)
  • #2 Scarecrow Party Barn (20-30 people at site)
  • #3 Happy Hauntings Party Barn (15-20 people at site)
  • #4 Black Cat Party Barn (20-30 people at site)
Northeast Area
  • #72 Horseshoe Party Barn (40-50 people at site)
  • #73 Ranch Hand Party Barn (25-35 people at site)
  • #74 Buckaroo Party Barn (25-35 people at site)


Bunnyville Pavilion

  • Location: Bunnyville
  • Capacity: 500 guests (1,000+ with additional campfire sites added)

Our largest event space, the Pavilion’s beautiful timber frame and open-air design makes it the perfect venue for a wedding celebration, family reunion or a company picnic. The Pavilion, including outdoor seating by the two included campfire sites, can accommodate up to 500 guests. Additional adjacent campfire sites can be reserved to increase capacity to 1,000+ guests. Our reservations team would be happy to help you put together an event package.

Call (402)-332-4200 or email to reserve your date.

Pavilion Prices
  • Sunday – Thursday | $400 + tax
  • Friday & Saturday | $800 + tax

Cider Mill Pavilion

  • Location: Cider Mill Area

  • Capacity: 300 guests

Our newest private event space, the Cider Mill Pavilion sits at the base of our Cider Mill area, with beautiful views of the Cider Mill pond and water wheel. This attractive space with vibrant landscaping and an on-site Vala’s catering kitchen is perfect for any large celebration or get-together. It’s an especially appropriate site for hosting a private Cider Bar, see our catering menu for options. This site also includes two private campfires and electricity.

Call 402-332-4200 or email to reserve your date.

Cider Mill Pavilion Prices
  • Sunday – Thursday | $300 + tax
  • Friday & Saturday | $600 + tax


Wooden Picnic Shelter

  • Location: Jumping Pillow Area
  • Capacity: 200 guests

Our Wooden Picnic Shelter is centrally located and a great spot for large parties to gather with some protection from the weather. This site includes two private campfires and electricity. It’s the perfect spot to delight guests with Vala’s Catering and a Cider Bar!

Call 402-332-4200 or email to reserve your date.

Wooden Picnic Shelter Prices
  • Sunday – Thursday | $250 + tax
  • Friday & Saturday | $500 + tax

Tent Site

  • Location: Train Area

  • Capacity: 100 guests

Tucked away in the area behind the Pumpkin Creek Railroad, our open sided tent provides some shelter from the weather and a great space to serve food, your own or Vala’s Catering. The site includes two campfires and has electricity.

Call 402-332-4200 or email to reserve your date.

Tent Site Prices
  • Sunday – Thursday | $125 + tax
  • Friday & Saturday | $250 + tax

Campfire Sites and Event Spaces FAQS

Will my site have electrical outlets?2024-05-30T09:16:06-07:00

Some sites have electrical outlets. These include sites #1, #2, #3, #4, #10, #11, #12, #13, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23 (Pavilion), #40 (Wooden Picnic Shelter), #48, #55, #72, #73, & #74.

Each outlet has a 20 amp circuit with 2 plug-ins. One roaster typically needs 15 amps. One crockpot typically needs 1 amp. Using more than 20 amps will cause the outlet to pop the breaker and lose electricity. Please use these guidelines to plan accordingly.

What if I need to cancel my event?2024-05-30T09:17:31-07:00

There are no refunds for tickets, campfire site reservations, party barn reservations, pavilion rentals, wooden shelter and tent rentals. If a cancellation is necessary you can reschedule for another available date online and then call for a refund of your original campfire. All changes and cancellations must be done prior to your event date.

If your group has ordered Vala’s Catering please contact our reservations team to help you with the cancellation at 402-332-4200. A service charge may apply, see our Catering page for details.

A word about rain: In the month of October in Nebraska, it can be rainy in the morning, sunny in the afternoon, and perfect campfire weather in the evening. That is why Vala’s Pumpkin Patch goes ahead with most campfires even when the day starts with rain showers. Sometimes rain does continue for the entire day and those are the days that we encourage you to reschedule.

How do I make a reservation?2024-05-30T09:18:04-07:00

All sites must be reserved and paid for online in advance. Weekend nights become fully booked so, if possible, have several dates in mind when you are booking the reservation. If you have questions, please call the reservation office at 402-332-4200, and we will be happy to assist you.

What if the date or time I want is already booked?2024-05-30T09:18:39-07:00

The Vala’s Pumpkin Patch reservations office will be keeping a waiting list for days and times that are fully booked. Plans change and there are times when sites become available. For example, if you want an evening campfire site but only afternoon times are available, we can put you on the waiting list for an evening time slot.
We encourage you to make a reservation for your second choice and be on the waiting list for your first choice. Email our office team at or call 402-332-4200 with your request to be put on a waiting list for dates that are sold out.

Do my guests need to pay admission?2024-05-30T09:19:17-07:00

Yes, the campfire fee is for the campfire site only. Each person entering Vala’s Pumpkin Patch will need to pay the general admission fee.

Party hosts can have each person pay for their own admission to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch at the entrance. If the host would like to pay for guest tickets, we suggest buying tickets online and distributing them to guests. If you would like to arrange an alternative option, please contact our reservations office for assitance at or 402-332-4200.

As people from your party pass through the entrance they will be given a Vala’s Campfire Map and told the starting time of the event. Members of your party may arrive prior to your scheduled campfire time. Admission is valid for the entire day of your event. Your campfire will be available at your scheduled time.

What should I bring?2024-05-30T09:19:58-07:00

NO ALCOHOL of any kind is allowed at campfire sites.
For safety reasons we do not allow cars to drive to the campfire sites. We do have carts available that you can use to carry food and other items to your campfire site. For large groups, a Vala’s staff member will use a motorized cart to haul food to your site. Check in with the Admissions Staff for cart availability.
You may order a Catering Package to be delivered to your site or you may bring your own food and hot dog sticks for a great outdoor activity and cookout. For safety reasons, you are not allowed to bring grills, propane tanks or generators into Vala’s Pumpkin Patch. A $1000 fee will be charged if you use an outside catering company.
We suggest that you bring flashlights and an extra jacket for the crisp fall evenings. You may also want to bring table coverings for the picnic tables and something to lay on the benches before you sit on them (especially if it has been raining).

Does Vala’s offer catering?2024-05-30T09:20:21-07:00

We offer a full range of meals, snacks, desserts, and drinks. Meal options range from our casual Campfire Hot Dog Roast Box to our full BBQ Buffet. You can order ahead, or scan a QR code at your campfire to order food on-the-fly, delivered to you in 30-minutes or less. See our catering menu.

If you plan to use an outside catering service, you must register the caterer when booking your event. An outside catering fee of $1000 must be paid in full prior to your event. Vala’s Pumpkin Patch staff will need to be alerted so that they can deliver the catering to your site. Outside caterers may not drive to the campfire sites unless assisted by Vala’s staff. Safety is our main concern.

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