OPEN at Noon: Papa Is Uncertain for How Long

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will open at noon on Sunday, Oct. 7. The forecast calls for temperatures in the 30s and rain/snow by mid-day so we expect we will have to close early. We post our intentions on our website and social media sites as soon as possible if we need to close early. Get out…

Midco Free Day Has Moved to Wednesday, Sept. 26, 12-7 pm!

Mother Nature has a mind of her own. Everything about the forecast for Thursday, Sept. 20 says cold, rainy and windy. Due to tomorrow’s weather forecast, we have made the decision to move the Midco Free Day at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch to Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 12-7 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. Your safety and that…

Opening Day 2018!!!

It’s here! Sunday, Sept. 9 and Opening Day at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. We are ready to welcome fall, you and your family beginning at noon. Our season runs from Sept. 9 – Oct. 20, and we are open 12-7 pm daily, weather permitting. It’s been an incredible harvest, and the yards are FULL of beautiful…

Memories Bring Joy on a Dreary Day

It’s been pretty dry in our area, so Papa is as happy as the next farmer about the on-again, off-again rain we’re having today. Still, he’s missing the summer sunshine and decided to go looking through his media files from Papa’s Pumpkin Patch — a sure day brightener. On one of the most beautiful evenings…

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!

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…

The Countdown Begins: 35 Days Until Papa’s Opens!

Give Papa a few cooler mornings and evenings, and he starts to feel Fall, think Fall and get excited for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch! Just think: 35 days — 5 weeks from today — at noon — Papa’s will be open for the 2014 season. We’ve been visiting with our growers, and all of the crops…

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…

I Lost My Wedding Ring at Your Pumpkin Patch

We collect a variety of items in our Lost and Found each year at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. High on the list are sunglasses, sippy cups, toddler socks and pacifiers. There’s also the list of things guests lost and have yet to be found. Early this season, we got a distressed call from a guest who…

Papa’s Is Closed Tuesday, Oct. 15, so how ’bout some fun?

Just like you, we’ve tired of the “We’re Closed Due to Rain” story, even though the truth is: we are closed today, Tuesday, Oct. 15 due to rain. Tomorrow is another day and we’ll hope for brighter skies! In the meantime, how ’bout some fun? Check out this picture of a cute little bunny at…

Papa’s Is Closed Saturday, Oct. 12, BUT…

Mother Nature clearly has another picture of what fall in North Dakota should be this year. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is closed today, Saturday, Oct. 12 due to her antics. BUT… we also are preparing to take her on. If we get ready and you get ready, tomorrow will be a brand new day! Here’s the…