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…

Opening Day at Papa’s Is Here!

YES! Sunday, Sept. 11 is here and at 12 noon, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open for the 2016 season. The family is excited to welcome you, and Mother Nature appears to be on our side with a forecast of sunny and 84 degrees. Grab your sunscreen and bring your wagon if you have one. Remember:…

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…

Nothing Says Happy Like A Sunflower

It’s hard to believe. 2016 is the first year Papa has raised sunflowers, and the family is truly excited now that their happy faces are starting to show up in the field. In case you didn’t know, sunflowers got their name because they literally follow the sun across the sky. In the morning, the flowers…

Thanks Weather Channel for the Shout Out!

Okay. It’s True. Papa feels a bit of pride when his pumpkin patch is held up by others as THE place to go in the fall. So the fact that the Weather Channel notes Papa’s Pumpkin Patch as the THE place to celebrate the season brings a smile to Papa’s face, no question about it! Here’s the first paragraph…

A Gorgeous Weekend to See Some GIANT Pumpkins!

Hopefully it’s the start of beautiful fall weather in North Dakota. The forecast says low 70s or high 60s and sunshine for the next several days, and Papa is ready to enjoy it. Yesterday, he received two special loads of pumpkins he knows you are going to love. The first truck arrived about 2:30 in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Here Comes the Sun!

In the battle between partly sunny and partly cloudy, the sun is winning at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch! We are forecast for mid 60s and sunshine…a perfect way to celebrate the season. Papa’s is open 12-7 pm today. From 12-5, you’ll find several extra activities like the zip lines, sling shots, Special O Trebuchet, Engineers Pumpkin…

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…