Children 2 and under are FREE! Come experience over 30 attractions and the Biggest Backyard in Texas with the New Texas Tubin’ Hill. Visit Santa in the barn, roast marshmallows at Santa’s S’more Station, scour our field for the perfect tree for your home or go into our 30,000sq feet big barn and shop the imported trees while supplies last! Don’t miss going in the Haymarket for the ornament selection and Christmas decor and Christmas gift shopping.
Thanksgiving weekend: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25, 10am until 5:30pm. Sunday, Nov. 26, 12:30pm until 5:30pm. Christmas Weekends: Saturdays Dec. 2 and 9, 10am until 5:30pm. Sundays Dec. 3 and 10, 12:30pm until 5:30pm.
Yes, and tickets on-line are at a savings over the gate price.
Yes, Christmas Tree shoppers will receive $9.95 off each tree purchased for each ticket purchased, for up to $20 in savings!
Mainstay Farm has 70 acres of family play comprising 28 activities, rides and attractions —easily two-to-three hours of play. Also, Santa will be here at the farm this year.
The “add-ons” this year are Flying Fox cable ride ($5 all-day pass), Texas Tubin’ Hill ($5 all-day pass), and the Apple Blaster ($5 for 7 apples).
Prices vary by variety, height and grade starting at $49 and going up to $300.
Yes. “Eat-Here,” “The Plate,” and “The Filling Station” will be open.
Yes we do. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No. Mainstay Farm provides saws.
Our choose-and-cut variety is Blue Ice. Our pre-cut variety is Fraser Fir.
Yes, on a leash. Also, please bring your own doggie waste bags.
"Our imported Christmas trees are grown above 3,000 feet on the mountainsides of Ashe county, North Carolina, an area that receives on average 90 inches of rainfall each year," said Jim. "These trees are fresh, full of water, and beautiful. Find them displayed in our 30,000 square foot barn. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Come on out and have Big Time Fun!"
Choose from Leyland Cypress, Blue Ice, or our imported trees from the Christmas Tree Capital of the US — Lake City, MI. Mainstay has 6,000 trees under irrigation. Six years are needed to grow a full-size tree that is seven- to eight-foot tall. Our trees are grown on eight-foot rows and seven-foot spacing. The width is needed to mow up and down the rows. The trees are sheared twice each year to enhance their shape.
We use a computer-controlled drip irrigation system with miles of poly tubing. Water is purchased from Bethesda Water Coop. We water during the night to limit evaporation.
Named for Mainstay Farm's donkey-mascot "Buggy," our paved race track is home to race fans old and young.
When you come upon a bucket full of chalk, you take one... give one to each of your kids... and start drawing.
Kids love to dig, and we've got the perfect spot.
Old-fashioned water-pump handles provide the propulsion and the rubber ducks float as fast as you can pump.
Home-cooked farm cuisine is our specialty.
Mainstay Farm's tank is stocked with channel catfish.
Catch a ride on one of Mainstay's covered hayless hay wagons.
It's impossible to jump without laughing your head off on Mainstay Farm's jumping pillow.
You must be kidding; a three-story tree house? Nope, you heard right! And to get down, just pick a slide.
A low zip-line with a pommel seat for the rider. Yeeeeee Haaaaaaa!
Grab a burlap sack and jump in the chute for the 5 second ride of your life on our 100 foot super chute slide.
A big barn full of hay is the perfect place to explore, climb, jump and play.