Remember Monday is Midcontinent Day

Hey gang! If your kids are off of school (many are) on Monday, Sept. 30 for a staff development day, remember Midcontinent is hosting a FREE day at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch from 12-7 pm! That’s right. Admission will be FREE on Monday. Midcontinent staff are volunteering at Papa’s and will greet you when you arrive and…

Sept. 30 — Midcontinent Day at Papa’s

If you need a great reason to visit or return to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, give Monday, Sept. 30 another look. Here’s three good reasons: Several public schools have a staff development day and so there is no school for students. Midcontinent is hosting a FREE admission day at Papa’s. That means Midcontinent is covering your…

Twenty-Four Days and Counting…

It’s hard to believe Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will open for the 2013 season in just over three weeks — 24 days to be exact! Monday, Sept. 9 is our opening day and we will be open from 12-7 pm daily until Saturday, Oct. 19. This past week we hosted 50+ volunteers for the United Day…

We Are Grateful for You!

Happy Thanksgiving! We are entering a season of gratitude, and today Papa is mindful of the hundreds (really, it’s over 500) volunteers who made this season’s pumpkin patch a reality. It’s hard to imagine and yet amazingly true. In 2012, we welcomed well over 50,000 guests, and our volunteers from every walk of life made…

Happy Halloween from Papa’s!

The official end to fall — Halloween — is here, and Papa is prepared. This happy jack-o-lantern was carved for Papa in a past season and we still like it best. In the days since we closed, much of the pumpkin patch activity has revolved around clean up and putting away before the snow flies….

In Honor of Two Great Friends

On Friday, Oct. 12, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch provided 200 Wee Bee Little pumpkins and two Porcelain Dolls (pink pumpkins) for the Women’s Health Center Breast Cancer Run/Walk in Bismarck, ND. The Wee Bee Littles were for the first 200 participants, and the two pink pumpkins were in honor of two very special people. You see,…

It’s Coming Back! Papa’s Costume Parade!!

Folks seem to like it so much, Papa’s holding his second annual Costume Parade on Saturday, Oct. 20! If you wear your costume to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, Oct. 20, you get a FREE pumpkin cookie, and you can walk in Papa’s Costume Parade at 3 p.m. There’s no age limit however you need…

KXMB Helps Papa Tell the Pumpkin Story

Monday, Sept. 10 was opening day for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, and Jon Berg from KXMB TV reported live from the pumpkin patch, giving Papa an opportunity to share some of the “magic” behind this year’s season. Thanks KXMB for joining us at Papa’s! We’re open 12-7 pm daily.

Thanks KFYR for Previewing Papa’s 2012 Season

Papa welcomed several volunteers to the pumpkin patch on Saturday just before the season opens Sept. 10. The volunteers got a sneak peek at what the fall atractions will be. KFYR TV’s Michelle San Miguel and Henry Blake stopped by the take part in the excitement and even test out the Zoomin’ Zip Lines.

She might look like a grandma but she’s way more!

Mrs. P, as we call her, might look like a grandma but she’s way more than that when it’s pumpkin patch time. She’s also the official scheduler for field trips and birthday parties to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. By the end of the season, that will amount to nearly 5,500 day care and school children and…

United Day of Caring Volunteers ROCK!

WOW. The work the United Day of Caring volunteers did in one day is amazing. About 80 new friends of Papa’s Pumpkin Patch made a huge difference in the amount of work needed to ready the pumpkin patch for opening day on Sept. 10. Papa is grateful to the Touchstone Energy cooperatives, the BHS Demonettes,…