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Vala's Pumpkin Patch, Gretna

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Vala's Pumpkin Patch is located in Gretna. To visit Vala's Pumpkin Patch and get the most from your holiday in Gretna, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gretna trip builder .
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  • Vala’s is always a fun trip—it just feels like fall. It’s expensive, but it isn’t something you do all the time, so it’s worthwhile. Do yourself a favor and get a turkey leg while you’re there.  more »
  • It had been a few years since we had visited. Once we got over the sticker shock at the gate ($20 admission), we had a great time for the next six hours we were there with three kids in third through ...  more »
  • When my daughter wanted us to drive 3 hours to a pumpkin patch I thought she was crazy, but what an incredible day we had! Something for kids and adults of all ages. The chicken pot pie was delicious ...  more »
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  • We recently attended a wedding at the Vala's Pumpkin Patch. Our first experience, repeated by about a fourth of the attendees, was difficulty finding the place. There are virtually no signs once you leave the state highway, and the 'patch' is not easily visible from the road. One comes to a point where the pavement ends, three ways to go with no signage to the location. Many cars drove up a dead end as this is what their GPS's told them to do, only to turn around and keep searching. Even the transport drivers from the area were unfamiliar with the location. Once we found it, they didn't even have a sign on the front entrance. They have virtually no appropriate accommodations for the elderly, it was very difficult for our mother to get to barn in the venue. Their 'shuttle' was one dirty four wheeler (they know people are dressed for a wedding right?, attended by grampa's, gramma's and aunts and uncles, right, and it's 100 hilly rocky yards from the dirt parking lot to the barn....). The wedding itself was held on an area of uneven ground, with anyone with heels (it was a wedding after all) stumbling and struggling along the trail to get to the area and then into the grassy area 'chapel'. It was a fairly large affair with a lot of attendees, and they took almost two hours to serve the food (one line, one at a time, very slow pace). Serving was to start at 6:30, many were still in line at 8:30, not acceptable. The total setting and barn set up with nice, but the lack of awareness about the needs of guests who are attending a wedding was baffling. The wedding hosts (parents of bride and groom) did an excellent job given these shortcomings , so the overall affair was exceptional.
  • Yes! This is THE thing to see in the fall. Reserve a cabin with a fire pit for a splendid day and evening at the patch. Plenty for kids to do and new stuff almost every year. They added a cool nerf ball room...which can only be experienced, not explained!
  • It is like an amusement park of all things fall. Great way to send an entire day. Just make sure you bring your walking shoes.
  • Lots of fun, but so expensive and busy. Looking for a cheaper alternative.
  • Always lots to do. May be expensive for some peoples taste but theres so much to do to get your moneys worth.

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