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…

We’re Ready for Fun Today, Friday, Dec. 27!

It seems odd to say it, but it already feels warm outside. Papa’s Polar Patch is ready and waiting for visitors, starting at 12 pm today, Friday, Dec. 27! We will be open from 12-5 pm. Many thanks to local media — KFYR TV, the Bismarck Tribune and KXMB TV. They visited Papa’s on opening…

Coincidence? Maybe. Wonderfully cool? Uh huh.

Sure it could be coincidence. Or some folks might call it serendipity. It doesn’t really matter because one thing is for sure: we had a wonderfully cool ride on an elevator this morning, and the chances are good our fellow rider made his wife’s evening. Papa and I were riding an elevator from the 3rd…

Book Signings Are Still a GO!

Here’s a bit of good news on a rainy day: our friends at the Missouri Valley Family YMCA are opening their doors to children’s book author Ann Krzmarzick so she can still read, sign and sell Every Pumpkin Is Perfect today! Ann will be set up and ready to meet you from 1-5 pm today…

That Darn Rain! Papa Is Closed (for now) Saturday, Sept. 14

It’s moved from a light drizzle to an all-out rain. With all of the moisture this past week, there’s no place for the water to go, and so it sits. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is closed as of 10:30 am. That darn rain! We were SO anxious to welcome you today. Hopefully the rain will stop,…

New Children’s Book Features Papa’s Pumpkin Patch!

If this is what famous feels like, it’s pretty humbling. Our pumpkin patch friend Ann Krzmarzick has written a beautiful children’s book that captures the magic of her visit to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch nearly 10 years ago. Every Pumpkin Is Perfect is being printed as I write this note, and Ann will bring 500 copies…