Papa’s In Bismarck Is Open Today, Friday, Sept. 26!

YES! Papa’s Pumpkin Patch in Bismarck, ND, is open Friday, Sept. 26. If, by chance, you googled Papa’s Pumpkin Patch today, you may have landed on the Papa’s Pumpkin Patch website in Kansas. We are sorry to learn they’ve had a family tragedy and are closed today. To be clear, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch in Bismarck…

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…

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch Opens Sept. 14!

Summer seems a ways off, but Papa can’t help himself. The family has set the dates for the 2014 season, and we will open Sunday, Sept. 14 at noon! Papa will plan to have the pumpkin patch open 12-7 pm daily through Saturday, Oct. 25. Already, he’s begun to look at locations for activities like…

Coincidence? Maybe. Wonderfully cool? Uh huh.

Sure it could be coincidence. Or some folks might call it serendipity. It doesn’t really matter because one thing is for sure: we had a wonderfully cool ride on an elevator this morning, and the chances are good our fellow rider made his wife’s evening. Papa and I were riding an elevator from the 3rd…

So Sad! Papa’s Is Closed Sunday, Oct. 6

It’s one of the toughest decisions we’ve had to make all season. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and Papa’s parking lot and much of the pumpkin patch are flooded. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch has to be closed today, Sunday, Oct. 6. We’re digging out the 20+ sump pumps from the 2011 flood and…