Getting Ready to Welcome You!

Sunday, Sept. 14 is right around the corner, so Papa and the family are busy getting ready to welcome you! 2014 marks our 32nd year as Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, and we are amazed at how excited everyone is about the season. Already, we have dozens of birthday parties scheduled; over 1,500 school  and day care…

Three Weeks and the Field Trips Begin!

There was a hint of fall in the air this morning, and Papa couldn’t help but think: three weeks from today — on Monday, Sept. 15 — we begin welcoming our first field trips of students and day care children for the 2014 season. Already, there are 25 groups scheduled from as far away as…

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch Opens Sept. 14!

Summer seems a ways off, but Papa can’t help himself. The family has set the dates for the 2014 season, and we will open Sunday, Sept. 14 at noon! Papa will plan to have the pumpkin patch open 12-7 pm daily through Saturday, Oct. 25. Already, he’s begun to look at locations for activities like…

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…

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…

Twenty-Four Days and Counting…

It’s hard to believe Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will open for the 2013 season in just over three weeks — 24 days to be exact! Monday, Sept. 9 is our opening day and we will be open from 12-7 pm daily until Saturday, Oct. 19. This past week we hosted 50+ volunteers for the United Day…

Papa’s 2012 Season in Photos

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is truly blessed with talented people who share their gifts with us. One of those people is talented Bismarck photographer Amy Taborsky. Amy has captured the spirit of Papa’s for the past several years, and she also volunteers her time during the week to assist with the many field trips we have…

Friday, Oct. 19 — WAHOO! Papa’s Is Open!

WAHOO is right. After two days of wind and rain, Papa has some clean up but he’s ready to welcome guests. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open today, Friday, Oct. 19 from 12-7 pm. We will be ready for scheduled school field trips beginning at 9 a.m. this morning. Extra activities: We will do our best….

UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 17 — Papa’s Is Closed

Between the wild winds and the rain, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 17. All field trips have cancelled, and Papa is keeping an eye that nothing blows away. Stay warm and safe; we’ll let you know our intentions for Thursday, Oct. 18 by noon on Thursday.

KXMB Helps Papa Tell the Pumpkin Story

Monday, Sept. 10 was opening day for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, and Jon Berg from KXMB TV reported live from the pumpkin patch, giving Papa an opportunity to share some of the “magic” behind this year’s season. Thanks KXMB for joining us at Papa’s! We’re open 12-7 pm daily.

She might look like a grandma but she’s way more!

Mrs. P, as we call her, might look like a grandma but she’s way more than that when it’s pumpkin patch time. She’s also the official scheduler for field trips and birthday parties to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. By the end of the season, that will amount to nearly 5,500 day care and school children and…