Christmas Trees

at Mainstay Farm

Farm Christmas Trees

Each January we replant Leyland Cypress and Arizona Cypress. Mainstay has 6,000 trees under irrigation.



Imported Christmas Trees

Our imported Christmas trees are grown above 3,000 feet on the mountainsides of Ashe County, North Carolina.



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1. Play Guests wear colored wrist band upon entry.


2. Tree-Only Guests coming solely to purchase a tree will wear a different colored wrist band upon entry. Entry is free, BUT play-area privileges are not included.


3. Hayride included with both entries.



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Thanksgiving Hours

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10am - 5:30pm November 25 & 26
SUNDAY 1pm - 5:30pm November 27


DOG POLICY: Yes, we are dog friendly.

RULE #1: All dogs must be on a leash with leash-in-hand at all times. Our goal is to have zero incidents. Because all dogs – no matter how nice – can bite, and all dogs – meeting another dog – can fight.

RULE #2. If you bring your dog, you agree to pick up after your dog with a plastic poop baggie. There are thousands of happy feet on our farm each week, and somebody WILL STEP IN IT, we guarantee it. So you’re welcome to bring your pup, if you agree to pick it up!

Christmas Hours

SATURDAYS 10am- 5:30pm December 3 & 10 (last day of the year)
SUNDAYS 1pm - 5:30pm December 4


Mainstay Farm Christmas trees are individually priced in the Big Barn starting at $50. Trees in the field are pre-tagged and priced according to size and grade. If a tree is not tagged in our field, DO NOT CUT IT. We purposefully do not tag/sell all trees because we must hold some back to become taller trees for next year. Saws are provided in the field. Tree baling is free and twine for tying your tree on your car or truck is provided.

 

Payment choices are Mastercard, Visa, American Express, checks and cash.



DOG POLICY: Yes, we are dog friendly.


RULE #1: All dogs must be on a leash with leash-in-hand at all times. Our goal is to have zero incidents. Because all dogs - no matter how nice - can bite, and all dogs - meeting another dog - can fight.


RULE #2. If you bring your dog, you agree to pick up after your dog with plastic poop baggie. There are thousands of happy feet on our farm each week, and somebody WILL STEP IN IT, we guarantee it. So you're welcome to bring your pup, if you agree to pick it up!

Imported Christmas Trees

"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!"


Farm Christmas Trees

Each January we replant Leyland Cypress and Arizona Cypress. 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.

Attractions

  • Pedal Carts

    Pedal Carts

    Named for Mainstay Farm's donkey-mascot "Buggy," our paved race track is home to race fans old and young.

  • Chalk Car

    Chalk Car

    When you come upon a bucket full of chalk, you take one... give one to each of your kids... and start drawing.

  • The Dig

    The Dig

    Kids love to dig, and we've got the perfect spot.

  • Duck Races

    Duck Races

    Old-fashioned water-pump handles provide the propulsion and the rubber ducks float as fast as you can pump.

  • Yummy Food

    Yummy Food

    Home-cooked farm cuisine is our specialty.

  • Fishing Pond

    Fishing Pond

    Mainstay Farm's tank is stocked with channel catfish.

  • Tractor Hayride

    Tractor Hayride

    Catch a ride on one of Mainstay's covered hayless hay wagons.

  • Jumping Pillow

    Jumping Pillow

    It's impossible to jump without laughing your head off on Mainstay Farm's jumping pillow.

  • Three-Story Treehouse

    Three-Story Treehouse

    You must be kidding; a three-story tree house? Nope, you heard right! And to get down, just pick a slide.

  • Flying Fox Zipline

    Flying Fox Zipline

    A low zip-line with a pommel seat for the rider. Yeeeeee Haaaaaaa!

  • Superchute Slide

    Superchute Slide

    Grab a burlap sack and jump in the chute for the 5 second ride of your life on our 100 foot super chute slide.

  • Hay & Play Barn

    Hay & Play Barn

    A big barn full of hay is the perfect place to explore, climb, jump and play.



...and much more!

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