Papa’s Pumpkin Patch Is Closed

It’s been an amazing season, and we have you to thank for it. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is closed for 2017. Next, we will finalize our plans to support 60+ charitable organizations with a focus on families and education. We hope to exceed $100,000 in contributions this year! Thank you for sharing your family, your friends…

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….

The Start of a New Family Tradition

Some really cool things happen at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. And then this evening, there was THIS! A young couple came in the entrance, looking like most couples that choose to spend some time together outdoors on a picture-perfect evening. We’re not even sure how long they were meandering through the pumpkin patch when it happened….

Papa’s Is Closed Friday, Sept. 16

One day of rain (yesterday) we can handle. Two days of rain means Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is closed Friday, Sept. 16. There’s just too much mud. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we look forward to seeing you over the weekend. The forecast for Saturday and Sunday is promising!

Opening Day at Papa’s Is Here!

YES! Sunday, Sept. 11 is here and at 12 noon, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open for the 2016 season. The family is excited to welcome you, and Mother Nature appears to be on our side with a forecast of sunny and 84 degrees. Grab your sunscreen and bring your wagon if you have one. Remember:…

Saturday, Oct. 24: Last Day to Play and Pick Out Pumpkins!

Saturday, Oct. 24 is the final day of the season at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. We are open 12-7 pm, and we hope you are able to stop by for one more play date or to pick out your pumpkins and squash. We start the day with about 150 large orange pumpkins and a few hundred…

Free Cookies on October 20!

On Tuesday, October 20, every guest at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will receive one of Papa’s famous pumpkin cookies for free. There are a few reasons why. First and foremost, Papa and the family want to honor Mrs. P and her ever-present spirit at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. For those who don’t know, Mrs. P was an integral…

Papa’s Is a Great Place for a Party!

Birthday parties, church potlucks, retirements — Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is a favorite site for these kinds of groups and many others. In fact, Papa has outdoor shelters available and several dates are still open before Papa’s last party day of Friday, Oct. 23. Here’s a review one birthday party host provided on TripAdvisor: “Papa’s Pumpkin Patch…

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…

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…