Area pumpkin patch set to open despite weather setbacks

ST. LIBORY, Neb. (KSNB) - Fall is nearly upon us, which means pumpkin patches are starting to open up around the area.

Helgoth's Pumpkin Patch opens this Saturday after pushing back their start date due to wet weather.

But many of the patches have felt a negative impact from weather conditions over the last few months.

But to their surprise Helgoth's Pumpkin Patch near St. Libory is set to open tomorrow. While they are opening a weekend behind schedule Helgoth's say they are grateful to be opening at all.

Devastating rain last month flooded much of the patch causing numerous issues for the business.

"With the flooding came a lot of issues where there's damage just like any flooding. So we've been working out here all week and we've got a few long days ahead of us to go but we'll be ready," said family owner Shelly Helgoth.

While they won't have an actual pumpkin patch this year due to weather, Shelly says the still have plenty of great pumpkins to choose from.

They also have a new craft barn for the ladies, plus a new petting zoo area and a barrel bull riding swing for the kids.

You can find their hours and admission prices at www.helgothspumpkinpatch.com