Preparing for the 2019 Season!

We’re thinking spring here at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch! 🌱 Pumpkins will be planted soon – big pumpkins, small pumpkins, white pumpkins, bumpy pumpkins, all kinds of pumpkins because every pumpkin is special. 😊We’re excited to welcome you to Papa’s again this fall. More updates to come, have a great spring!

Opening Day 2018!!!

It’s here! Sunday, Sept. 9 and Opening Day at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. We are ready to welcome fall, you and your family beginning at noon. Our season runs from Sept. 9 – Oct. 20, and we are open 12-7 pm daily, weather permitting. It’s been an incredible harvest, and the yards are FULL of beautiful…

An Amazing Tribute to Mrs. P

Papa and the family have no words to express the gratitude we feel in our hearts for the Bismarck-Mandan Retired Teachers Association. They were one of our first volunteer groups three decades ago to help with the many field trips that bring children to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch each fall. Today, they are honoring Mrs. P…

One Month From Today: Papa’s Is Open!

Maybe it’s fitting the temperatures dropped from 100 yesterday to the 70s. At least for Papa it’s a “cool” reminder that Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will welcome visitors beginning Sunday, Sept. 13 — just one month from today! Yes, the family is getting excited. Our 2015 season runs from Sept. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 24, weather…

Papa Loves United Way Day of Caring!

It’s the hottest day in 2015 and Papa welcomed dozens of volunteers for the United Way Day of Caring. A M A Z I N G. That’s all the family knows to say about the effort, the sweat and the joy these volunteers brought to the work they accomplished all across Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. We…

So Much Fun!!!

Papa is REALLY excited about a new addition to the pumpkin patch this fall. In fact, he’s so excited he’s jumping up and down…literally…on his new ginormous jumping pad! Think Olympic-sized swimming pool with room for you and all of your friends, young and old, to play at the same time. Papa started researching his…

The Best Country Drive Around Town!

Each spring, it creates itself anew, practically before our eyes. This spring is no different, and the rain the last couple of days has certainly helped it along. Papa is talking about the beautiful tree tunnel that arches over Sandy River Drive, one of the main roads to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. It’s the best country drive…

With No Snow, It’s No Go for Papa’s Polar Patch

There’s no way around it. We are loving the milder weather this December, but we don’t have enough snow on the ground for Papa to open his Polar Patch. There will be no Papa’s Polar Patch this year. The forecast sounded positive for possible snow on Monday and Tuesday of Christmas Week, and that didn’t…

Two More Days to Play at Papa’s!

There are just two more days to play at Papa’s, and we invite you to join us and celebrate the season. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will be open from 12-7 pm on Friday, Oct. 24 and 12-7 pm on Saturday, Oct. 25. We have no more pumpkins but we welcome you and your family to come…

Papa’s Is Closed Thursday, Oct. 23 in Honor of Mrs. P

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will be closed Thursday, Oct. 23, in honor of Mrs. P. Her funeral will be held Thursday in Bismarck, ND. Papa’s will re-open for the final two days of the 2014 season on Friday, Oct. 24, at noon. We sold out of pumpkins last weekend, however you and your family are welcome…

USA Today Says Papa’s Is One of the Coolest!!!

It’s not Papa’s nature to be braggy, but this is an exception we’ll make. USA Today named Papa’s Pumpkin Patch in Bismarck, ND, one of the “Coolest Pumpkin Patches in the Country!”  That’s right, you can read the story under the Travel Section on the USA Today website. If you’ve visited Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, you will…

Papa’s In Bismarck Is Open Today, Friday, Sept. 26!

YES! Papa’s Pumpkin Patch in Bismarck, ND, is open Friday, Sept. 26. If, by chance, you googled Papa’s Pumpkin Patch today, you may have landed on the Papa’s Pumpkin Patch website in Kansas. We are sorry to learn they’ve had a family tragedy and are closed today. To be clear, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch in Bismarck…