Turning Dreams Into Reality

Summer is the time of year for lots of outdoor fun. At Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, we also move from dreaming about new attractions and possible ideas to reality. What can we create for the 2014 pumpkin patch season that will add to your opportunities for fun in the fall? Over the Fourth of July weekend,…

Check Out Papa’s Map of Activities for 2013

There’s strength in the name Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. Folks realize we have pumpkins, and once they visit, they find out we have LOTS of pumpkins! There’s also a challenge in our name: it really should say Papa’s Pumpkin Patch…and a whole lot more. Here’s what we mean. When you visit Papa’s, you find a wide…

Full-Tilt Pumpkin-ing

It’s Aug. 24, and it’s the last weekend before we are full-tilt pumpkin-ing. We were privileged to provide the location for a 10-mile run to benefit the Wounded Warriors this morning, and we’ll welcome the St. Mary’s Parish family on Sunday for a potluck picnic and mass. Still our all-out preparations don’t begin until Labor…

Saturday, Oct. 20 — Papa’s Final Day for 2012 Is Here!

The last day of the 2012 season at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is here. Saturday, Oct. 20 is the final day, and it’s more about fun and being outdoors than pumpkins to be sure. Our 30th year has been an amazing one. We sold out of pumpkins last Sunday and were able to haul another 10,000…

Extra Activities on Thursdays at Papa’s

It’s almost Thursday and that means extra fun for visitors to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. You’ve told us you want more of the weekend activities available during the week so this year, on Thursdays from 5-7 pm, you’ll find all kinds of things to do at Papa’s! Just like everyday, all of the free activities are…

Just 10 Days Left and Papa’s Got the Bales in Place!

Papa’s been busy this week building bale structures. There are more than 10 different play areas built out of bales this year at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch — the most ever! It seemed right to tell you about them when there’s only 10 days left before Papa’s opens for the season on Sept. 10. Ten different…

Papa’s Pulled Out the Jenga Blocks

It’s harvest time for small grains in North Dakota and that means Papa has pulled out his jenga blocks. Wondering why? Because once farmers harvest their grain (if they aren’t grinding it up and laying it back on the fields), they usually bale the straw into 800-pound golden yellow bales that just happen to be…