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…