Open September 6 - October 31, 2019
We are proud to present the nation's tallest indoor tornado simulator! Both an educational and visual experience that will surely grab your attention!
Giant Bounce Pillows
This pillow is a ‘mammoth’, and kind of like a massive trampoline. Soar to new heights or let your kids release their endless energy on this family friendly exercise pillow. Newly added is another even larger pillow!
This “sandbox” of pure corn is the perfect place to hang out with your kids while they play away with trucks and shovels. Encourage your kids to pursue our Cornhusker heritage by exploring this pool of corn. Recently expanded so it is MUCH larger than before!
Shop in our vintage market with unique gifts and merchandise. Nebraska made jams, salsas, and candles, with a wide variety of custom Skinny Bones products.
Emmy's Food Barn
Sit back and relax in a picturesque barn while you taste some of our favorite fall foods! Turkey legs, barbeque pulled pork sandwiches, grilled burgers, and all beef hotdogs to name a few. Our signature items include our homemade kettle corn, hand-dipped carmel apples, and our homemade fudge made with fresh butter and cream!
Jack O' Shooter
Test your skills at shooting the powerful cannon. If you're skilled enough to make it through one of the targets you win a small prize! This attraction is in loving memory of Jeff's father, Jack Edward Bledsoe.
One of the biggest fascinations our children had is the way a “roly poly” (aka pill bug) can turn into a ball. Make your childhood dream’s come true by rolling into your own ball and racing your friends and family down the track.
JJ's Corn Maze
Skinny Bones' 10-acre corn maze is our most popular attraction. With twists and turns along the way, it will be hard to find your way! Challenge your friends to our scavenger hunt, grab your punch card, and search for the punch stations hidden throughout the maze. If you complete all, your master maze status leaves you with new bragging rights and a lucky prize!
Don’t want to send your young ones venturing off into the large maze? No worries, we get it. Our one path and you’re out maze is a favorite with the little ones!
Dueling tower slides that are scary fast! Race your friends down 60 feet of darkness and see who reaches the end of the tunnel first. This attraction is a birthday party favorite and loads of fun for spectators to enjoy as well.
Haley Boo's Petting Zoo
Nicknamed after our third daughter, this petting zoo is full of fuzzy and fluffy farm animals. Pet or feed them to your hearts desire and let your kids have a memorable, ‘hands on’ farm experience.
Eager for a little healthy competition? Jump aboard a pedal cart and challenge your family or friends to a lap or two around our speedway with twists and turns to maneuver. Karts are available for all ages with a separate track for the little ones.
Jeffy's Pumpkin Patch
It’s nostalgic to see a patch where you can pick real pumpkins off of the vine. Skinny Bones owner, Jeff (we call him Jeffy), has been growing pumpkins since he was just about the size of…. well, a pumpkin. We believe that the backbone of our farm is the patch and we hope you think so too.
Take a break from the busyness of life! Experience fall with a hayrack ride that takes you out to the pumpkin patch.
Our spooktacular face painters will put fun and creative designs on your little ghouls or goblins.
Ready for a wild adventure full of hair-raising excitement? The Eerie trail is a creepy fall journey, complete with unusual sights, scary surprises, and an optional “time-warping” trek through the vortex tunnel. Things may seem a bit out of place along this trail, but don’t worry you’ll be back in regular ole’ Nebraska once you’re through…
House of Mystery
Legend has it that a tornado hit the farm in 1912 that never really left. Since then, it’s been contained in this retired machine shop. All becomes a mystery when you step into this slanted building. Try to keep a “level” head in here, as gravity may offset your balance.
Mad Cow Ride
Let your kids hop on a cow cart and "moo" their way around the cow trail. The ride is suitable for small children up to 85lbs.
And Much More!
Pricing & Hours
How do you reserve a bonfire?
Bonfires are $65 and can last up to 4 hours! We include the wood, two picnic tables, and will light the fire for you. Please contact us in order to reserve your bonfire.
Is there food available?
Emmy's Food Barn is a full service kitchen with indoor seating available. Giant smoked turkey legs, pulled barbeque pork sandwiches, homemade fudge, hand dipped caramel apples, pizza, hotdogs, hamburgers, and so much more!
Where are you located?
We are located 8 miles North of Omaha on Highway 133. (Half way between Omaha and Blair) Check the right side if you're coming from Blair, or the left side if coming from Omaha. To view a map, click here.
What all does admission include?
The admission prices include entry to over 30 attractions, unlimited times! (Food, gifts, and pumpkins are extra.)
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Dog Day at the Patch
Sunday, September 22nd.
Dog costume contest starts at 11AM. Doggie admission of $10 each will benefit the Nebraska Humane Society. Normal admission of $14.95/person is still required.
All dogs must be on a leash at all times. No aggressive dogs allowed. All bully breeds must be muzzled. Owners are responsible for their pets.
Saturday, September 21st 1:00-1:30
Heartland Hoedowners (Renae’s School of Dance)
Sunday, October 6th 1:00 & 3:00
Saturday, October 12th @ 1:00-1:30
Sunday, October 13th @ 1:00-1:30
Cherri Anderson Dance Studio
Sunday October 13th @ 2:30-3:00
Saturday October 26th @ 1:00-1:30
Sunday, October 27th @ 1:00-1:30
The idea for Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch began with Jeff Bledsoe. As a boy growing up in LaVista, Nebraska, Jeff planted pumpkins in his parent’s backyard every year, always so proud of his largest pumpkin in his patch.
After purchasing some land for a rental property, off of Highway 133 in Blair, Nebraska, Jeff stated that one day it would become a pumpkin patch. Maria, his wife would laugh, logically thinking, but not surprised when he set up his old pick-up truck at the end of the driveway, pumpkins a plenty and kids at hand, helping wave down cars. Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch was established officially in 2008.
Jeff, being the visionary of the business, is a true kid at heart. Running his own auto repair shop during the day allows him to use his mechanical skills and his creative side at night. Today there are several attractions that were built by Jeff that have a special meaning to the Bledsoe family. The windmill was one of Maria’s birthday presents, the stage was built for his daughter Courtney’s wedding, and Jack-O- Shooters was built in loving memory of his late father, Jack Edward Bledsoe.
Maria is always on the go, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Being a busy homemaker of five children, she quickly accepted the role of managing the business end. She handles all of the purchasing, hiring, scheduling, and delegating. She loves interacting with customers, friends, and people in general.
Jeff and Maria’s five children each played a vital roll in their family business. Concession stand workers, face painters, maze designers, were just a few in their younger years. Throughout the years, their roles have changed into their adult lives. Photography, drone video footage, website design, marketing, and business managemnt are just a few of their God given gifts in which they use today.
This is our 11th year of running Skinny Bones and it has been a true adventure. We have watched our children grow and have gained priceless memories through Nebraska’s agriculture. We strive to maintain good old fashion fun for our future generations, and to add new and exciting attractions. We thank you for being part of our family’s adventure and we welcome you as our guests!