Thanks Weather Channel for the Shout Out!

barn scene thru leaves loOkay. It’s True. Papa feels a bit of pride when his pumpkin patch is held up by others as THE place to go in the fall. So the fact that the Weather Channel notes Papa’s Pumpkin Patch as the THE place to celebrate the season brings a smile to Papa’s face, no question about it!

Here’s the first paragraph of the article:

The arrival of fall is one of the most anticipated seasons each year, marking the start of cooler weather, and, of course, lots of fall activities, such as leaf peeping, wildlife watching, and fun festivals. Autumn is a time for harvests. Of course, the most famous ones are pumpkins and apples, and a multitude of places, such as Iowa’s Howell’s Pumpkin Patch in Iowa, North Dakota’s Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, or Washington’s Apple Creek Orchard, open their doors to let families come and pick their own.

Hope you enjoy the article, and we really hope you’re able to join us this fall!


Sunday, Oct. 4: Papa’s Is OPEN!

2015 HEADER OPENYes! It’s chilly and damp outside but Papa’s Pumpkin Patch will open Sunday, Oct. 4 at noon. Be sure to wear extra layers; Papa even pulled out his lined jeans this morning!

We will watch the weather throughout the day. If it takes a turn for the worse, we will post immediately to our website, Facebook page and Twitter that we need to close. We plan to be open all day from 12-7 pm.

Please note: if we have any light showers, we won’t be able to open some of the extra activities due to safety concerns. This would include Papa’s Pumpkin Popper.

Thanks for your understanding. We hope to see you soon!


Saturday, Oct. 3: Papa’s Is Closed

wet Saturday morning - 1The rain has started coming down and according to weather radar, it will continue throughout the day. Papa is closing his pumpkin patch for Saturday, Oct. 3. When it’s wet like this, the parking lot becomes a muddy mess, and we aren’t able to open all of our extra activities due to safety issues.

We welcome the moisture — no question about that — and we look forward to a brighter forecast for tomorrow! Be sure to check Papa’s website, Facebook page or Twitter to make sure we are open when the weather is questionable.

Take good care,


Friday, Oct. 2: Papa’s Is Closed

It’s Friday, Oct. 2, and it’s rainy, windy and cold outside. Papa’s is CLOSED for the day. We encourage everyone to stay warm, and we hope to see you another day. We are weather dependent, so please check our website, Facebook or Twitter for daily updates when the weather looks sketchy.

Take good care,


Papa Is Ready for the Weekend!

Jo's small wagon loIt’s the start of a beautiful day at Papa’s! The forecast says mid ’80s (temperature), sunny and breezy for Saturday. Papa’s is open 12-7 pm daily and since it’s the weekend, we offer several extra activities besides searching for the perfect pumpkin to take home.

On Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Thursday evenings from 5-7 pm, you can also enjoy zip lines, barrel train rides (for the little ones), monster wagon rides (for the whole family), pony rides, horse-drawn hayrides, Papa’s Pumpkin Popper, the Pedal Park, the pumpkin trebuchet  and cannon, and corn cob sling shots. These activities have a small fee and you can get the details under Activities on Papa’s website.

We look forward to seeing you!