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…