Papa Has “Extras” Planned for Last Week

Thank goodness things warmed up for the final week that Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open. (Our last day is Saturday, Oct. 20.) To celebrate, we’ll have enough volunteers available to open all of our extra activities on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12-6 pm! That means you can enjoy all of the free activities PLUS…

What’s Up at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch?

Each year, guests tell us one of their favorite things about Papa’s is coming to see what is new and different. Well, check out what our friends from Capital Electric Cooperative are doing! Papa brought in the experts to build one of the newest additions to the pumpkin patch for this fall. Not only does…

Getting Ready for a Sea of Orange

It’s the crazy, lazy, hazy days of summer, and still, Papa and the family can’t help but notice the calendar points to opening day for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch in just 43 sleeps. That’s right! Papa’s will open for our 2017 season at noon on Sunday, Sept. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 21. We will be open…

The Good and Not-So-Good News

Papa’s pumpkin season is winding down, and that means we have good and not-so-good news. First the good news, and it’s pretty darn good: Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open Sunday, Oct. 16 from 12-7 pm and we’re excited to see you. All of our extra activities will be open, and we’ll have 100+ volunteers ready…

Papa Loves United Way Day of Caring!

It’s the hottest day in 2015 and Papa welcomed dozens of volunteers for the United Way Day of Caring. A M A Z I N G. That’s all the family knows to say about the effort, the sweat and the joy these volunteers brought to the work they accomplished all across Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. We…

Papa’s 2015 opening is 98 sleeps away!

Kids are great at marking time by how many more “sleeps” they will have until a special day, and Papa is taking their lead. In case you are counting, there are 98 more sleeps until Papa’s Pumpkin Patch opens for the 2015 season! The 2015 season will be Sunday, Sept. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 24,…

Getting Ready to Welcome You!

Sunday, Sept. 14 is right around the corner, so Papa and the family are busy getting ready to welcome you! 2014 marks our 32nd year as Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, and we are amazed at how excited everyone is about the season. Already, we have dozens of birthday parties scheduled; over 1,500 school  and day care…

Three Weeks and the Field Trips Begin!

There was a hint of fall in the air this morning, and Papa couldn’t help but think: three weeks from today — on Monday, Sept. 15 — we begin welcoming our first field trips of students and day care children for the 2014 season. Already, there are 25 groups scheduled from as far away as…

Thank You Will Have To Do

There is a wonderful saying that expresses our feelings best this evening after being one of the host sites for the Missouri Slope United Day of Caring. It goes like this: “Until we reside in a place where gratitude is better expressed, THANK YOU will have to do.” Today, 74 volunteers from the Bismarck-Mandan area…

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…

Remember Monday is Midcontinent Day

Hey gang! If your kids are off of school (many are) on Monday, Sept. 30 for a staff development day, remember Midcontinent is hosting a FREE day at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch from 12-7 pm! That’s right. Admission will be FREE on Monday. Midcontinent staff are volunteering at Papa’s and will greet you when you arrive and…