Attractions

Tornado Alley

We are proud to present the nation's tallest indoor tornado simulator! Both an educational and visual experience that will surely grab your attention!

Jump Pillow

These pillows are “mammoths”, and kind of like a massive trampoline. Soar to new heights or let your kids release their endless energy on these family-friendly exercise pillows!

Bakery Exit Barn

Newly added in 2020 is the Bakery Exit Barn. At over 120 years old, this barn is a historic treasure, and features our Skinny Bones apparel, souvenirs, and freshly baked goods!

Corn Pool

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.

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!
Friday from 6PM-10PM is flashlight night. Navigate your way through the giant corn maze with the help of your flashlight!
Saturday from 6PM-10PM is haunted night in the corn maze! Enter if you dare! Scarers move through the giant corn maze, anxiously awaiting their next victim. No flashlights allowed. (The haunted corn maze is limited to 1 time per person).

The Market

Shop in our vintage market with unique gifts and merchandise. Browse our large selection of Skinny Bones apparel and souvenirs, including sweatshirts, baseball hats, mugs, candles, and more!

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!

Frankenslide

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.

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.

Rolling Racers

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.

PeeWee Maze

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!

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.

Pedal Karts

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.

Hayrack Rides

Take a break from the busyness of life! Experience fall with a hayrack ride that takes you out to the pumpkin patch.

Fire Pits

Rest with your group next to a nice fire, with two picnic tables provided! Available by reservation only, contact us to reserve a fire pit. Visit pricing for more information.

Face Painting

Our spooktacular face painters will put fun and creative designs on your little ghouls or goblins.

** Face painting has been temporarily stopped for the 2020 season due to Covid-19 safety guidelines. **

Eerie Trail

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

FAQ

How do you reserve a fire pit?

Fire pits are $100 and can last up to four hours! We include the wood, two picnic tables, and will light the fire for you. Please contact us in order to reserve your fire pit.

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.

Events

Backstage Dance

Saturday, September 11th @ 1pm

Dog Day

Sunday, September 19th

Bring your entire family out for a fun day at the pumpkin patch!

Doggie admission ($10/each) will benefit the Nebraska Humane Society. General admission is $16.95 per person, plus tax (two and under are free).

Costume Contest with Prizes: Costume Contest Check-in is at 10:30 am, contest begins at 11:00 am.

No aggressive dogs permitted. All dogs must be on a leash at all times, and owners are required to pick up after your dog.

Empac Dance

Saturday, September 25th @ 1pm

Nikki's Dance Studio

Saturday, October 2nd @ 2pm

CORE Dance Company

Saturday, October 9th @ 1-1:30pm

Omaha School of Music and Dance

Sunday, October 10th @ 1-1:30pm

Heartland Hoedowners

Sunday, October 10th @ 2-3pm

Cherrie Anderson Dance Studio

Saturday, October 23rd @ 12-2pm

The Dancer's Edge

Sunday, October 24th @ 1-2pm

Halloween Trick or Treating

Sunday, October 31st

Come trick or treating at the patch (admission required) and visit us on the last day of our season!

About Us

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 role in their family business. Concession stand workers, face painters, maze designers, were just a few roles in their younger years. Throughout the years, their roles have changed as they moved into their adult lives. Photography, drone video footage, website design, marketing, and business management 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!

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