Tons of Fun at Papa’s!

One of the things we hear most often from first-time guests to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch goes something like this: you are a LOT more than just a pumpkin patch! Truth is, that warms our hearts. It also reminds us that we better let you what there really is to do on a visit to Papa’s…

It’s Starting To Feel Like Christmas in September!

The checklists are long and the excitement is building at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. There’s no other way to compare it than to say the family is almost as excited as if Christmas was just 10 days away! Opening day is Sunday, Sept. 13 at noon, and we can hardly wait. Each day, more of the…

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch Is Sold Out of Pumpkins

It’s the goal of every pumpkin patch, and it’s also bittersweet. Papa’s pumpkin yard is empty; the pumpkins are gone. You are welcome to visit and play, take family photos or enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie and a cup of apple cider. We don’t have any more pumpkins to sell. Papa has looked in…

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…

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Summer is the time of year for lots of outdoor fun. At Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, we also move from dreaming about new attractions and possible ideas to reality. What can we create for the 2014 pumpkin patch season that will add to your opportunities for fun in the fall? Over the Fourth of July weekend,…

Papa’s Polar Patch Is Closed for the Weekend

Both the temperatures and the wind chills are in the negatives today so Papa’s Polar Patch will be closed Saturday, Jan. 4. The forecast looks the same (or colder) for Sunday as well. We’ve had requests to be open additional weekends this winter. We certainly have the snow for it; the winter weather is our…

WOOT! WOOT! Papa’s Polar Patch Is Open!!

It’s Friday, Jan. 3. It’s supposed to hit 40 degrees today. And Papa’s Polar Patch is (finally) open! There is a blizzard warning starting at 6 pm tonight so if there’s any chance to have some fun at the polar patch, it’s this afternoon. The warming house will be toasty; the horse-drawn sleigh rides will…

Papa’s Polar Patch Is Closed New Year’s Day

It’s a cold stretch, that’s for sure, and Papa’s Polar Patch will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1 due to low temperatures. According to the forecast, we won’t get to zero today. Looking ahead, the forecast isn’t good for Thursday but get a load of Friday: it could be a repeat of last Friday with temps…

We’re Ready for Fun Today, Friday, Dec. 27!

It seems odd to say it, but it already feels warm outside. Papa’s Polar Patch is ready and waiting for visitors, starting at 12 pm today, Friday, Dec. 27! We will be open from 12-5 pm. Many thanks to local media — KFYR TV, the Bismarck Tribune and KXMB TV. They visited Papa’s on opening…

It’s Take Your Breathe Away Weather!

OMGosh! Papa’s horses are sure glad they have heavy winter coats because it’s been more than brisk these last couple of days. It’s Take Your Breathe Away Weather! The good news is that opening day for Papa’s Polar Patch — Thursday, Dec. 26 — looks like it will be in the high teens and it…

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…

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…