Bloom Where You’re Planted Pumpkin Patch Review and Giveaway (Ended)!


Are you looking for a pumpkin patch where you can experience many kid-friendly activities, fresh air, and beautiful scenery, in a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere?  Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch may be the perfect place for you!

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We visited last weekend with four kids, ages 2-7, and they all loved the variety of activities.  It was a beautiful Fall day, and perfect weather to be outside!  In addition to those pictured below, their favorites included the scenic Hayride to the pumpkin patch, Farm Animals, Play Areas, Barrel Swing, and Hay Climb.  I loved the Family-Sized Tire Swing!  Kids could also paint their pumpkins after purchasing.

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm prides itself on offering many activities in a relaxing setting.  From their website:

“We offer a big dose of fall fun with an emphasis on the agricultural side of autumn. We’re not a theme park–we offer lots of fresh air, wide open spaces, recreation and relaxation, all for the best price around and in a beautiful seasonal setting.”

I was impressed with how clean and well-kept it is.  We enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Schoolhouse Café, an historic one-room schoolhouse.  They also have a Pumpkin Barn and Gift Shop,  and a nice room above the barn for Birthday Parties, Field Trips, and Group Outings.

Wheelbarrow Maze

One of our favorite activities was the Wheelbarrow Maze.  The kids loved pushing them around the hay and having races.  They also enjoyed riding in them while we got a little workout!

Corn Box

They loved jumping in the corn box and pretending they were swimming side to side!  There were tractors and other toys available to play with as well.

Rubber Duck Races

The Rubber Duck Races were a big hit and one of their favorite activities.  Fun for adults as well!

Educational Farm

In addition to being a pumpkin patch, Bloom Where You’re Planted is an educational farm.  Everyone has heard of the Great Pumpkin, but did you know there are Green Pumpkins?  They apparently are perfect for pumpkin pie!


Where:  911-108th Street, Avoca, Nebraska 68307 (35 miles south of Omaha, Directions)

Contact:  (402) 267-4104, [email protected]

When:  Sept. 15 – Oct. 28, 2012

Hours:  Fridays 1-6 p.m.  Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Admission:  $4.75/person (includes tax). Ages 2 & under FREE.  Includes all activities: Hayrides, Nature Trails, Farm Animals, Pumpkin Painting, Corn Box, Play Areas, Hay Climb, Duck Races, Family Sized Tire Swing, Barrel Swing, Gourd Garden, and Agricultural Exhibits


Giveaway – Win Tickets!

The Giveaway has ended.  Congratulations to Melissa S.!  Have a great time at Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch.  Thank you very much to everyone who entered and shared what you love to do with pumpkins!

One lucky Family Fun in Omaha reader will win four admissions and $4.00 off any pumpkin purchase!


  • Simply comment on this post below and share, “What is your favorite thing to do with pumpkins?”


(Remember to leave a separate comment for each one sharing what you did (for example, “I shared this post on Facebook!”), up to two bonus entries):

  1. Like Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook. Already do?  That counts, too!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Friday, September 28th, at noon, CST.  

OTHER: Entrants must be 18 or older and located in the US only.  All comments must be left on the blog here to be included.  The winner will be selected using and notified via email.  Email addresses are only used in order to contact the winner.  Winner will have 72 hours in which to provide me with their mailing address so that the prize can be forwarded to them.  If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, an alternate winner will be selected.  Up to three entries per person, including the two Bonus Entries.  Feel free to email me me with any questions.


Disclosure: Many thanks to Bloom Where You’re Planted Pumpkin Patch who provided the tickets for the giveaway.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  See full disclosure and privacy policy here.

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Share Your Thoughts

  1. Ashley Vazquez says

    That sounds like a lot of fun!!! :) I love to roast the pumpkin seeds, of course carving along the way with the kiddos is a ton of fun too 😉 Just the smell of carving pumpkins gets me in the fall, baking mood!

  2. MelissaS says

    I just found out about this pumpkin patch and would love to take my kiddos this year!

    We love to carve our pumpkins of course. :-)

  3. Anne says

    My kids and I love to paint pumpkins. My children love this time of year because they know that their pumpkins will be on display outside our home. Thanks:)

  4. Meg says

    We have an annual pumpkin decorating contest where there’s a prize awarded to everyone in different categories such as Scariest Pumpkin, Best Harry Potter Pumpkin, Craziest Costume Pumpkin, etc. Sometimes we have to get more creative with categories for prizes than we do the actual pumpkins! :)

  5. BRIANNE D says

    My favorite thing to do with pumpkins is to carve them with my kids and then season and bake the seeds for a fall snack afterwards.

  6. BRIANNE D says

    I am a facebook fan as well! Great site!
    We love “Bloom where your planted pumpkin patch”, it’s a great family owned, and family friendly patch to pick pumpkins for our front porch. :)

  7. Lisa says

    Looking for a fun place to bring my grandkids, this looks great. I like to use pumpkins to decorate my yard.

  8. Lori Johnston says

    My familys favorite thing to do with pumpkins is come to the patch to pick them then take them home to decorate and carve by the fire.

  9. says

    The Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Melissa S.! Have a great time at Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch. Thank you very much to everyone who entered and shared what you love to do with pumpkins!