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…

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…

Just One Final Mowing and Papa’s Is Open!

There’s lots of ways to measure important dates. For example, there are only 13 days left until Papa’s Pumpkin Patch opens on Sunday, Sept 14 at noon. That’s a good one. And there are literally hundreds of bales that need to be placed into fun, exciting structures for young and old alike to run and…

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…

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…

BOOM! The First 20,000 Pounds of Pumpkins Are in the Yard

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch opens Sept. 9, and we started hauling the pumpkins in from the fields last night! There are lots of highlights in owning a pumpkin patch and welcoming guests for the annual visit; none of them tops bringing the first pumpkins in the yard and setting them, stem up, against the lush green…

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…

Papa’s 2012 Season in Photos

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is truly blessed with talented people who share their gifts with us. One of those people is talented Bismarck photographer Amy Taborsky. Amy has captured the spirit of Papa’s for the past several years, and she also volunteers her time during the week to assist with the many field trips we have…

Sunday, Oct. 21: Papa’s Is Closed for the Season

It’s been a beautiful fall and an amazing season for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch! Michelle San Miguel from KFYR TV captured the joy and the gratitude of our final day — Saturday, Oct. 20 — in this report. Amazing. There wasn’t a pumpkin to be found by 2 pm Saturday, and by the close of the…

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…

Friday, Oct. 19 — WAHOO! Papa’s Is Open!

WAHOO is right. After two days of wind and rain, Papa has some clean up but he’s ready to welcome guests. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open today, Friday, Oct. 19 from 12-7 pm. We will be ready for scheduled school field trips beginning at 9 a.m. this morning. Extra activities: We will do our best….