Hours January 12th - September 29th


Restaurant:

Sunday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday-Saturday: 4:00-8:00 *No Reservations Needed*

Gift Shops & Bakery
Sunday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday-Saturday: 12:00-8:00
 

Hours September 30th - November 11th


Restaurant:

Sunday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday-Friday: 4:00-8:00 *No Reservations Needed*
Saturday: 12:00-8:00 *No Reservations Needed*

Gift Shops & Bakery
Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Wednesday: 10:00-5:00
Thursday-Saturday: 10:00-8:00

 

September

  • Christmas Booking Opens:  September 1st, 2023 . Mark your calendars! Booking for all Christmas events will open on September 1st at 9:00 am and will be available to book below once they go on sale. 
  • ‚ÄčAnnual Antique Tractor Show:  September 30th  , 2023.  Everyone is welcome to bring antique tractors, equipment and cars to show with no registration fee. Event begins at 10:00 with registration starting at 9:00. Once again we have partnered with our local FFA Chapter at Richlands High School and they will be hosting tractor games for registrants to participate in! There will be door prizes, a tractor parade, concessions, pumpkin patch hayrides, live music, and more. Don't miss out on this annual kick off to fall! 

October

  • School Tours:  Tours are held Wednesday-Friday mornings beginning October 11th and run throughout the month of October. This year the tour includes an old fashioned hayride around the farm focusing on local Carolina History. Children will learn about nature and the way crops grow with emphasis on the harvesting of pumpkins, strawberries, and the production of Christmas trees. The wagon will stop at our “Sugar Pie” patch for everyone to pick out their own pumpkin during pumpkin season. (Teachers may select a classroom pumpkin from the field or at our Country Store). At the next stop, learn how apple cider is made from an old timey cider mill. (Pasteurized cider will be available for sampling on the Fall Tour only). Finish the tour watching and listening to Granny share her memories of days gone by while she tends her garden and washes clothes with homemade lye soap. She is sure to entertain the children once again. The tour will also include the Dream Big Motivational Magic Show by Chris and Neal. The show will be sure to entertain kids and adults alike while sending an encouraging message. The educational part of the tour will take about an hour and a half. Please allow additional time for lunch, snacks, restroom visits, and visiting with the animals. All tours are $12.00 per person for children and adults (this includes class moms, dads, volunteers, etc.). Teachers and aides will receive a complimentary tour. Please give our reservation ladies a call at 910-324-3422 ext 34 or 35 to book all school tours.

  • Saturdays on the Farm: Come join us for our fun fall Saturdays on the farm during the month of October. Every Saturday throughout the month (weather permitting) we will have hayrides around the farm, pumpkin picking, live music, and more! Stay tuned for our fall music lineup and more details, we can't be more excited!

  • Pumpkin Patch: Throughout the month of October, we will have our pumpkin patch open Tuesday-Saturday. Our hours will be Tuesday-Wednesday from 1-5, Thursday-Friday 1-8, and on Saturdays from 10-8. Hayrides to the patch will be $2.00 for ages 3 and older. Pumpkins will be charged by the pound. Come pick out your perfect pumpkin with us!
  • Haunted Hayride: This event is put on by Back Swamp & Fountaintown Fire Departments with all hayride proceeds going directly to them! The Haunted Hayride will be held October 26-28 from dark until. More details coming soon!

November & December

 

  • Festival of Lights Hayride:  Our Festival of Lights hayride is a 30 minute hayride around the farm accompanied by all of your favorite Christmas Classics. Along the way are lighted holiday scenes and a live nativity. The hayride is held nightly (weather permitting) starting November 16th and running until December 23rd. The encore presentation will be held December 26th-December 30th. The first hayride goes out at 6:00 pm nightly. Tickets are purchased upon arrival and are $12.00 for ages 5 and older.

  • Mike's Private Mini Wagon Rides:     Come enjoy our famous Festival of Lights Hayride with your closest friends and family! This intimate 30 minute hayride will take you through 1.5 miles of Christmas lights and holiday displays accompanied by Christmas music classics. We have added three wagons that will accommodate up to 8 people each for the ultimate private holiday experience with no wait time. Each wagon is equipped with steps, hand railings, and wooden benches, but please note they are not wheelchair accessible. Cost is $125 for up to 8 guests maximum. Please note that reservations for the Mini Wagons are for the hayride ONLY. If you would like a dinner reservation those must be made separately. 
Click here for Mini Wagon tickets!

  • Wilmington Celebration Choir:  Held November 16th, 17th, and 18th!  Come join us for a special holiday performance with the reknowned Wilmington Celebration Choir, our old fashioned style dinner, and Festival of Lights hayride. Doors open at 6:30, meal at 7:00, show at 8:00, and hayride at 9:00. Prices are: Adults (senior & non-senior) are $65.00, Children Ages 7-11 are $40.00, Children Ages 5-6 are $35.00, Children Ages 3-4 are $25.00, Children Ages 2 and under are free but do need to be included in your ticket count. *Reservations are required for this event and all sales are non-refundable.* 

    Click here for Wilmington Celebration Choir tickets!

  • Ho! Ho! Christmas Show:    Gaylon Pope and Sweet Water are back with us again for our annual Ho! Ho! Christmas Show! Come join us for an evening of old fashioned cooking followed by Christmas Classics with a touch of comedy. The night will end with our Festival of Lights hayride. This event is held with two showings every Wednesday-Saturday from November 24th through December 23rd with two encore shows held on December 26th. This will be a night for the whole family to enjoy! 
    Matinee Shows:
    Doors open 2:00 pm
    Meal 2:30 pm
    Show 3:45 pm
    Hayride 5:30 pm

    Evening Shows:
    Doors open 6:30 pm
    Meal 7:00 pm
    Show 8:00 pm
    Hayride 9:00 pm

    Prices for this event are:  Adults (senior & non-senior) are $65.00, Children Ages 7-11 are $40.00, Children Ages 5-6 are $35.00, Children Ages 3-4 are $25.00, Children Ages 2 and under are free but do need to be included in your ticket count. Reservations are required for this event with all tickets paid in advance and all sales are non-refundable. 

    Click here  for Ho! Ho! Christmas Show Tickets!


     

  • Supper with Santa:  Held select Sunday-Tuesday evenings from November 19th-December 19th. The evening begins with Mrs. Claus reading a Christmas story, followed by dinner, time with Santa, and ending with the Festival of Lights hayride. Supper with Santa is from 6:30-8:30 with the doors opening at 6:00. Prices are: Adults (senior & non-senior) are $48.00, Children Ages 7-11 are $35.00, Children Ages 5-6 are $29.00, Children Ages 2-4 are $16.00. Children under 2 years of ages must be included in your headcount as well. All tickets must be paid for in advance and all sales are non-refundable.

    Click here for Supper With Santa Tickets!

  • Dinner and Hayride Reservations:  **Due to an unprecedented opening we are currently FULL for dinner & hayride reservations. Although we don't take a waiting list, we do steadily get cancellations and when we do those seats are immediately released back online. Please keep checking back for new availability!**   From November 16th-December 23rd and from December 26th-December 30th our restaurant will be open nightly by reservation only. This reservation will include our old fashioned style meal with the Festival of Lights hayride. Dinner times are 4:00 and 6:00 with the hayride following, or dinner at 8:00 with your hayride at 7:00. Reservations are needed to dine with us during this time and must be made in advance. A credit card is needed to hold the reservation. Final payment is due upon arrival but will be totaled on one bill!
    Prices include meal, hayride, tax, and gratuity:
    Adults $35.00
    Seniors (56+) $34.00
    Children Ages 7-11 $25.00
    Children Ages 5-6 $22.00
    Children Ages 3-4 $12.00
    Children Ages 2 and under are free, please still include them in your headcounts.
    *The restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving night, but the gift shop, NC Products Barn, bakery, and Fesitival of Lights hayride will run with regular hours.*

    Click here for Dinner & Hayride Reservations!