Papa’s Opens in 14 Sleeps (Sept. 9)!

OMGosh! It’s hard to believe school has started and opening day for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is just around the corner. It’s in 14 sleeps if you’re keeping track! The 2018 season runs from Sunday, Sept. 9 through Saturday, Oct. 20. We are open from 12-7 pm daily, weather permitting. We are currently scheduling classroom, daycare…

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch Is Closed

It’s been an amazing season, and we have you to thank for it. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is closed for 2017. Next, we will finalize our plans to support 60+ charitable organizations with a focus on families and education. We hope to exceed $100,000 in contributions this year! Thank you for sharing your family, your friends…

Only 9 Days Left in the 2017 Season!

Papa can’t believe it! There are only 9 days left in the 2017 season. Our last day will be Saturday, Oct. 21. Until then, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will be open from 12-7 pm daily, weather permitting. Here’s what you can expect in the last days of an amazing pumpkin season: Thursday, Oct. 12 and Oct….

Thursday Is Dollar Day at Papa’s!

Family-friendly has been a guiding value for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch since we started 35 years ago in 1983. This year, Papa wants to step up the focus on family-friendly by offering Dollar Day Admission: Each Thursday this fall, admission at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will only be $1/person (regular admission is $5/person)! It gets better. We…

Papa’s Got an Apple Orchard!

You’ve asked for years if Papa’s Pumpkin Patch has fresh apples available, and each time our answer has had to be, “Sorry, we don’t.” This fall, Papa can proudly answer, “YES!” since we planted the first four apple trees in a section of the patch that will grow to be Papa’s Apple Orchard. We planted…

Saturday, Sept. 17: Open and Ready for You!

During fall in North Dakota, the forecast doesn’t get much better than “calm, sunny and 79 degrees.” That’s the forecast for Saturday, Sept. 17, and Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is open from 12-7 pm. We ask $4/person admission. Toddlers two years and under are free. If you BYOW (Bring Your Own Wagon), you also get one…

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:…

It Started with Five $1 Bills

It started with five $1 bills. A young mother paid for her pumpkins and then asked for three of Papa’s famous pumpkin cookies for her three daughters — all grade school age. She handed over five $1 bills, far too much for $.75 worth of cookies. The mom explained, “Getting pumpkin cookies at Papa’s is one…

Saturday, Oct. 24: Last Day to Play and Pick Out Pumpkins!

Saturday, Oct. 24 is the final day of the season at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. We are open 12-7 pm, and we hope you are able to stop by for one more play date or to pick out your pumpkins and squash. We start the day with about 150 large orange pumpkins and a few hundred…

Free Cookies on October 20!

On Tuesday, October 20, every guest at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will receive one of Papa’s famous pumpkin cookies for free. There are a few reasons why. First and foremost, Papa and the family want to honor Mrs. P and her ever-present spirit at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. For those who don’t know, Mrs. P was an integral…

Down to the Final Load of Pumpkins

It’s hard to believe the last load of pumpkins arrived Saturday evening. We’ve hauled in nearly 400,000 pounds (!) of fall produce this season, and the final 16 bins of large orange Howden pumpkins will be placed in the yards today. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch plans to be open through Saturday, Oct. 24 from 12-7 pm daily….

It Started with Five $1 Bills

It started with five $1 bills. A young mother paid for her pumpkins and then asked for three of Papa’s famous pumpkin cookies for her three daughters — all grade school age. She handed over five $1 bills, far too much for $.75 worth of cookies. The mom explained, “Getting pumpkin cookies at Papa’s is…