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…

Papa’s Pumpkins Are Peekin’ Through!

It’s true. We’ve felt more like the Pacific Northwest than North Dakota this spring. Even so, the pumpkins at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch are peeking through. The fellas in the photo are called Lil Orange Mons; think Pump-Ke-Mons except the speckles on the Lil Orange Mons will be yellow rather than white. In addition to Lil…

Sunday, Oct. 21: Papa’s Is Closed for the Season

It’s been a beautiful fall and an amazing season for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch! Michelle San Miguel from KFYR TV captured the joy and the gratitude of our final day — Saturday, Oct. 20 — in this report. Amazing. There wasn’t a pumpkin to be found by 2 pm Saturday, and by the close of the…

Five Days Left and Papa Has Pumpkins

There are only five days left in the 2012 season for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, and Papa brought his final load of pumpkins big and small into the yards on Monday. According to the weather reports, high winds and cooler temperatures are expected by mid-afternoon Wednesday. If you’d like Papa’s opinion, you might want to plan…