Papa loves to have visitors, and sometimes guests want to visit in groups. We’re always open to new ideas and here are few options for you to consider.
FIELD TRIPS: Field trips are by far the most popular and most frequently used way for groups to visit Papa’s. In fact, we’ll welcome nearly 5,000 children (mostly students) for class trips in the fall so please plan early! We schedule field trips Monday through Friday from 9 am – 3 pm on the half hour. The cost for the 60-90 minute trip is $1/person. It includes a train ride and orientation to the pumpkin patch, a small pumpkin (already bagged for each person and ready to go when you are) and one of Papa’s seriously famous pumpkin cookies for each group member.
SCHEDULING: To schedule your field trip, email Suzie Pearce at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 701-258-8469. Please include the following information with your request: your name, your email, your phone, group name, number in the group, age of group members, requested date, requested time and any special requests or needs.
PARTIES AT PAPA’S: A sure winner for a party location young and old love is Papa’s Pumpkin Patch! We offer indoor and covered outdoor picnic areas for groups from 10-100 guests. Parties are scheduled Monday through Friday from 3-7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 – 6:30 pm on the half hour.
The reservation fee is $25 for an outdoor shelter (covered roof and wooden picnic tables) and $50 for an indoor location (fully enclosed and heavy-duty plastic picnic tables) and must be paid in advance for Papa’s to hold your reservation. This includes a two-hour time slot for your party area, a take-home pumpkin balloon bouquet, Papa’s famous pumpkin cookies for each person in your group and free admission for the celebrated guest (birthday boy or girl). You may bring your own food and beverage at no charge. Papa’s has concessions if you prefer.
Except for the celebrated guest, each party guest will need to pay admission ($3/person; infants and toddlers age 2 and younger are free). You can choose to have each guest pay their own admission or you can buy admission tickets in advance and provide them to each of your guests so they are admitted without paying themselves.
If you schedule your party on Saturday or Sunday and would like to buy tickets for guests to use at any of Papa’s activities where there is a small fee (i.e. zip lines, pony rides, train rides), you can also buy these when you pay your reservation fee or when you arrive for your party.
SCHEDULING: To schedule your party, email Suzie Pearce at email@example.com or call her at 701-258-8469. Please include the following information with your request: your name, your email, your phone, name of the celebrated guest, number in the group, age of group members, requested date, requested time and any special requests or needs.
CORPORATE OR LARGE GROUP EVENTS: Businesses, associations and community groups know Papa’s is a unique fall location where everyone has a good time in the country. From customer appreciation to family fun nights or church potlucks, Papa’s will work with you to plan the perfect event you have in mind.
We normally schedule large group events (100+ guests) Monday through Friday between 3-7 pm. Papa’s does not hold a liquor license and we prefer non-alcoholic gatherings.
SCHEDULING: Please contact Tracy Finneman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-527-3725 to discuss your large group event.