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…

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….

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:…

Midco Free Day is Sept. 15, 2016

Guess What? Next Thursday, Sept. 15 from 12-7 pm, it’s Midco Free Day at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch! That means Midco covers your admission (usually $4/person), AND they provide guests with $5 in pumpkin cash to use anywhere inside Papa’s. There’s more. The answer to our most commonly asked question is YES! Papa plans to have all…

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…

Down to the Final Load of Pumpkins

It’s hard to believe the last load of pumpkins arrived Saturday evening. We’ve hauled in nearly 400,000 pounds (!) of fall produce this season, and the final 16 bins of large orange Howden pumpkins will be placed in the yards today. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch plans to be open through Saturday, Oct. 24 from 12-7 pm daily….

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch Is Open at Noon Today!

Hooray! It’s here! Papa’s Pumpkin Patch opens today at noon! We will be open from 12-7 daily through Saturday, Oct. 24, weather permitting. The forecast for Sunday, Sept. 13 is sunny and 92 degrees! Wear your sunscreen and plan to have fun. We ask $4/person admission; toddlers two and under are free. Most activities at…

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…

So Much Fun!!!

Papa is REALLY excited about a new addition to the pumpkin patch this fall. In fact, he’s so excited he’s jumping up and down…literally…on his new ginormous jumping pad! Think Olympic-sized swimming pool with room for you and all of your friends, young and old, to play at the same time. Papa started researching his…

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…

Papa Welcomes Husky To The Family

Folks who know Papa well know that he gives most everyone and everything a nickname. Take lawn mowers for example. We didn’t have the newest lawn mower for a day and Papa already was introducing him as “Husky.” Husky joins Marlys and Dixie as the primary caretakers of the yards around Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. We’ve…