Papa’s Got His Granola at Local Outlets

granola+(1)Here’s something fun: Papa’s Granola is now available at three retail outlets in Bismarck, ND. That’s right! You can get a little bit of that home-grown goodness you love about a visit to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, all year round. (Check out this story on KFYR TV.)

You’ll find Papa’s Granola at Steep Me a Cup of Tea, The Gifted Bean inside the Bismarck Public Library and at Scheels in the Kirkwood Mall.

Papa’s Granola is a happy accident just like Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. It began nearly 10 years ago with a granola recipe from a friend. Papa’s sister loved it but she was the only one eating it. With suggestions from the family and friends, today we have fresh-baked granola you can grab and go, and everyone in the family enjoys it!

There are currently four flavors of Papa’s Granola, including Blueberry Surprise, Hawaiian Delight, Midnight Cherry and Caramel Apple.granola 4 flavors

As much as possible, we use North Dakota products. That’s easy when it comes to the oats, flax meal, wheat germ or sun seeds. It’s a bit harder when you consider the dried fruits like pineapple, cherries or blueberries and the Ghirardelli chocolate.

Why granola? Papa has a family of entrepreneurs. At Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, we provide an outdoor enviroment for families to make memories and have fun. With Papa’s Granola, we have a wholesome product that keeps families on the go energized and ready to play.

If you happen to pick up a package of Papa’s Granola, let us know what you think on Papa’s Facebook page.

Take good care,



With No Snow, It’s No Go for Papa’s Polar Patch

_MG_5335There’s no way around it. We are loving the milder weather this December, but we don’t have enough snow on the ground for Papa to open his Polar Patch. There will be no Papa’s Polar Patch this year.

The forecast sounded positive for possible snow on Monday and Tuesday of Christmas Week, and that didn’t happen. In fact, Fernwood Drive leading up to Papa’s was even showing signs of mud!

Papa and his family wish you the very best of holidays. We hope you have plenty of time with the people you love, and loads of laughter, too.

We look forward to 2015, and we are already planning new activities for Papa’s Pumpkin Patch next fall!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Papa’s Got a Christmas Idea for You!

single family passChristmas is less than two weeks away, and if you need a unique gift idea, why not consider a 2015 Family Pass to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch?

That’s right. If you know a family or have friends who like to visit Papa’s as often as they can during the fall, then a Family Pass could make a perfect gift. You can get Papa’s Family Pass for up to 10 people in the family. The cost for a Family Pass at Papa’s is $10 per person. Currently, a single admission to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is $4/person so if you visit Papa’s more than twice in one season, you are saving money with a Family Pass.

If you’d like a Papa’s Family Pass for your Christmas gift, simply send Papa an email at or call him at 701-222-1521.

Take good care,


Planning to Play at Papa’s? Schedule Now and Save $$$!

fireplacePapa plans to open his Polar Patch in just over two weeks! From Friday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 4, Papa and the family hope you’ll plan a visit between 12 and 5 pm daily for some great outdoor play. The big red barn becomes a warming house, and outside you’ll find horse-drawn sleigh rides, old-fashioned sled rides, zip lines and more!

Papa loves to have visitors, and sometimes guests want to visit in groups. Here’s a cool deal: if you round up nine of your friends and family (so a total of 10 or more people in your group), contact Papa’s ahead of time and book your group visit. Then you will receive three tickets with each admission of $5/person! (Admission for Papa’s Polar Patch is regularly $5/person and each admission receives two tickets to use while at Papa’s.)

Think about it: if you are the “Johnson” group and you book your visit in advance, then when you and the rest of your Johnson group arrives at Papa’s Polar Patch, you will pay $50 for the entire group ($5/person) and get 30 tickets to use for sled rides, sleigh rides or concessions! That’s a $30 value!!

If you want to book a group visit to Papa’s Polar Patch and get extra tickets as a bonus, contact Tracy at

We hope to see you soon!


One Month from Today Papa’s Polar Patch Opens!

boy on blue sled lowSometimes it’s fun to have a countdown. Papa especially likes them when it means we are getting closer to welcoming guests to the pumpkin patch or, in this case, Papa’s Polar Patch. So here it is: One Month from Today, on Dec. 26, Papa Plans to Open His Polar Patch for You!

And today would be a perfect opening day. Fresh snow all around, temps into the 20s and sunshine. It’s a perfect winter wonderland day, and we are hoping for 10 straight days just like this beginning with Dec. 26.

Papa plans to have his polar patch open from Friday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 4 from 12-5 pm daily. Admission is $5/person and this includes two $1 tickets that you can use for horse-drawn sleigh rides, old-fashioned sled rides or concessions.
horse drawn sleighIn addition to sleigh rides and sled rides, you’ll find other fun outdoor activities waiting for you and the family at Papa’s. We plan to have zip lines (free), the log jam, Papa’sville, a bonfire for roasting s’mores and marshmallows, slide mountain, a straw pit, a bale castle and hopefully, a huge snow hill and Papa’s Pedal Carts.

If you have a group of 10 or more people coming to play at Papa’s be sure you check our our special group rate. When you schedule your visit to Papa’s for 10 or more people, then you and everyone in your group get three $1 tickets to use at Papa’s for the $5/person admission.

Papa’s counting down the days until Dec. 26. There are 28 of them right now, and they will pass quickly in the midst of the holidays!

See you soon,