OPEN: What’s in Store for You at Papa’s

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open Saturday, Sept. 23. To date, we’ve hauled in over 150,000 pounds of pumpkins, squash and gourds at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch! We anticipate we will bring in well over 400,000 pounds of produce through the end of our season on Saturday, Oct. 21.  We’ve got most of the pumpkin varieties in…

Look What’s in Store for You at Papa’s!

Our growers say the fields of pumpkins, squash, gourds and melons (new addition this year) are looking great! We anticipate we will bring in over 500,000 pounds of produce during our season which runs from Sept. 9 through Oct. 20, 2018.  Papa thought you might like a sneak peek at some of what’s planned for…

A Peek at the Pumpkins

Papa thought you might enjoy a sneak peek at how the pumpkin crop looks for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch this fall. At this point, we might have an awesome harvest of pumpkins, squash and gourds! The variety in the photo is called a New Moon. These are the giant white pumpkins Papa has had the past few…

We’re Working on a Bountiful Harvest at Papa’s!

Almost daily, Papa is receiving more favorites from the fields as harvest is underway. On Monday night, we unloaded New Moon (large white) pumpkins, Wee Bee Little pumpkins, Snow Balls (small whites), a wide variety of gourds and Lunch Ladies, and decorative corn. Many of you have been waiting patiently for the corn, and it…

OH, HAPPY DAY! Papa’s Is Open!!!

It’s here. The 2014 season is here! Papa and the family are SO EXCITED we can hardly stand ourselves. We’ve been working non-stop the past two weeks to prepare for this day and our coming pumpkin patch season. Here’s the scoop: 12-7 pm daily. Today (Sunday, Sept. 14) through Saturday, Oct. 25. We ask $4/person…

We’re Open! Last Saturday of the Season!

It’s the last Saturday of our 2013 season, and Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open from 12-7 pm! We still have pumpkins of all sizes, squash in several varieties and lots of gourds to choose from. Since it’s a Saturday, we will also have extra activities available, including the zip lines, pony rides, horse-drawn hay rides,…

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…

There Are Lots of Reasons to Love North Dakota

This past week with loads of sunshine and 80-degree temps has been perfect for growing pumpkins…and corn…and squash and gourds. All of the things that make for a perfect pumpkin patch. Summer is in full swing along the Missouri River, and driving into town last week, Papa couldn’t help but notice the lush grass along…

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…

Under Cover Pumpkins Stay Warm

With the colder temps we’ve had this past week in North Dakota, Papa pulled out the blankets for his pumpkins. Seriously. One of the best ways we’ve found to protect the pumpkins, squash and gourds from frost is “tucking them in.” There are a couple of varieties that manage colder weather quite well: howdens, sugars…

Meet the Lunch Ladies at Papa’s!

You’ll never believe who decided to visit Papa’s yesterday: it’s the Lunch Ladies! True. Honest. This variety of uber-sized gourds is called Lunch Ladies and they’re an exclusive in North Dakota at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. In fact, the ladies brought some of their “new variety” friends that Papa will feature over the next few days….

Today the pumpkins arrive!!!

With most everything else in place, today the pumpkins arrive! That’s right. We’ll be hauling pumpkins, squash, gourds, and lots of other fall produce for the next few weeks — in total it will be around 250,000 pounds! Papa’s pulling on his gloves, rallying the troops and stretching his back. Today the pumpkins start filling…