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…