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!

Final Loads of Pumpkins at Papa’s

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will be open Sunday, Oct. 15 from 12-7 pm. This morning, we unloaded what may be the final trailers of medium and large pumpkins for the season. (With the frost this past week, we aren’t sure we will be able to harvest any more pumpkins from the field.) Our last day is…

Only 9 Days Left in the 2017 Season!

Papa can’t believe it! There are only 9 days left in the 2017 season. Our last day will be Saturday, Oct. 21. Until then, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will be open from 12-7 pm daily, weather permitting. Here’s what you can expect in the last days of an amazing pumpkin season: Thursday, Oct. 12 and Oct….

OPEN: What’s in Store for You at Papa’s

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open Saturday, Sept. 23. To date, we’ve hauled in over 150,000 pounds of pumpkins, squash and gourds at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch! We anticipate we will bring in well over 400,000 pounds of produce through the end of our season on Saturday, Oct. 21.  We’ve got most of the pumpkin varieties in…

Nothing Says Happy Like A Sunflower

It’s hard to believe. 2016 is the first year Papa has raised sunflowers, and the family is truly excited now that their happy faces are starting to show up in the field. In case you didn’t know, sunflowers got their name because they literally follow the sun across the sky. In the morning, the flowers…

You Know It’s Almost August When…

There’s lots of ways to know it’s August in North Dakota, and there are some sure-fire ways to recognize the month at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. Top on the list is that the pumpkins are turning orange! Most of the flowers that will be pollinated and turn into fruit on the vine are now set. That…

The Sounds of a Morning Walk at Papa’s

Nothing beats an early morning walk in the summer. The air is crisp and fresh; the temperatures cool enough that there’s a heavy dew that sparkles in the sunshine all across the fields. And this morning was made extra special by the North Dakota summer sounds: pheasants, morning doves and Papa’s favorite, the meadowlark. The…

A Gorgeous Weekend to See Some GIANT Pumpkins!

Hopefully it’s the start of beautiful fall weather in North Dakota. The forecast says low 70s or high 60s and sunshine for the next several days, and Papa is ready to enjoy it. Yesterday, he received two special loads of pumpkins he knows you are going to love. The first truck arrived about 2:30 in…

We’re Working on a Bountiful Harvest at Papa’s!

Almost daily, Papa is receiving more favorites from the fields as harvest is underway. On Monday night, we unloaded New Moon (large white) pumpkins, Wee Bee Little pumpkins, Snow Balls (small whites), a wide variety of gourds and Lunch Ladies, and decorative corn. Many of you have been waiting patiently for the corn, and it…

OH, HAPPY DAY! Papa’s Is Open!!!

It’s here. The 2014 season is here! Papa and the family are SO EXCITED we can hardly stand ourselves. We’ve been working non-stop the past two weeks to prepare for this day and our coming pumpkin patch season. Here’s the scoop: 12-7 pm daily. Today (Sunday, Sept. 14) through Saturday, Oct. 25. We ask $4/person…

BOOM! The First 20,000 Pounds of Pumpkins Are in the Yard

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch opens Sept. 9, and we started hauling the pumpkins in from the fields last night! There are lots of highlights in owning a pumpkin patch and welcoming guests for the annual visit; none of them tops bringing the first pumpkins in the yard and setting them, stem up, against the lush green…

It’s Time to Pick Those Pumpkins!

Your pumpkins may look differently however Papa’s smaller varieties are ready for some pickin’! This palm-sized Orange Mon is standing tall after being picked early this morning. We’ve got three varieties of small pumpkins growing next to the corn maze, and each field is ready to pick…as soon as things dry up from our recent…