Papa Welcomes You to the Farm

The Miller family started Papa’s Pumpkin Patch as an educational and recreational farm after Bill & Dee retired from Central Michigan University in 2000. Since then, children and adults have enjoyed hayrides, farm parties, rides on the Pumpkin Train, shopping in the Toy Store, playing in the playground center and much more.

Mission Statement

We believe that playing and having fun are essential for the mental and physical development of children and adults. Our goal is to provide an environment in which families can grow, begin and continue lifelong family traditions, and experience Michigan’s countryside.


  • Strawberry season is in full swing, u-pick or we pick open officially from 10am to 6pm, on nice weather days we start earlier and end later.
  • Join us July 4th to watch the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe fireworks display from the mountain.
  • Raspberries and blackberries are a couple weeks away as are traverse city sweet cherries. If you want to order tart cherries, just let us know!
  • We also have many bakery items, cookies, pies and breads!