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Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of Far Western North Carolina's choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! Help me keep this page complete and up to date, by reporting any corrections needed or suggesting farms to add!

My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!

And beware the copycat websites - from Mommy-bloggers to out-and-out plagiarists, they simply copy my work and rarely update; they are just out to make a quick buck. Since 2004, I've made updates and corrections every day!

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Pandemic Tips:

  • Keep in mind that state government COVID dictates may force many farms to cancel Santa visits, hayrides, etc. this year. If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO - many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year or have COVID-19 requirements - Call to confirm their supply, their hours and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available. All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here !
    DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM (by phone, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in Far Western North Carolina that you found their farm here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

Updates for May 2022

May 2022: In a normal year, most Christmas tree farms are open up to Christmas Eve; but this year many farms are selling out of trees and closing early for the season, and some decided not to open at all, due to all the COVID19 restrictions. Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits (if they can get a Santa) and events on weekends. Demand will be high since people have been locked down and not allowed to do much - but you CAN go to farms. And a farm may be the only place you can take your kids to see Santa. Of course, check with the farm BEFORE YOU GO; hours, tree supplies, prices, everything is changing daily!

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

McDowell County

Mitchell County

  • Harrell Hill Farms - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Wreaths, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Wreaths and pre-tagging of trees by customers beginning November 1st.
    467 Byrd Road, Bakersville, NC 28705. Phone: (828) 688-9188. Phone: (828) 688-6312. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021: I don't see ANYTHING on their website about Christmas trees this year, but they have done it in the past; if you know, please write me, Friday after Thanksgiving - December 20 on Saturdays 8 am to 6 pm. Call for other hours. Directions: From Burnsville take 197 N to 226. Go left 1 and a half miles. Left on Harrell Hill Road, 1 mile on left. From Bakersville go N on 226 for 7 mi. Take left on Harrell Hill Road. 1 mile on left.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Fraser Fir 5-8 feet.
  • Miller Nursery - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
    3761 Pigeon Roost Road Green Mountain, NC 28740. Phone: 828-688-3736. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; and there's nothing current about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. . Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
  • Snow Creek Christmas Trees - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Tree baling available.
    302 Slagle Road, Bakersville, NC 28705. Phone: (828) 688-2376. Phone: (828) 688-1096. Email: [email protected].
    Directions: From Spruce Pine take Hwy 226 N toward Bakersville, go approximately 7 miles. Turn left on Snow Creek Road. Farm is on right just past Snow Hill Baptist Church. Open: Thanksgiving weekend - 2nd weekend in December, Fridays and Saturdays 9 am to 5 PM, Sundays 1 pm to 5 PM. Call for hours. Click here for a link to our Facebook page .
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Fraser Fir 5 - 10 feet
  • Sparks Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, trees baled, saws provided,
    648 Biggerstaff Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Phone: 828-766-7946. Alternate Phone: 828-766-9588. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve - Call for hours of operation. Directions: Turn right off 19-E towards Avery County. Click here for a map and directions. Pick Your Own Pumpkin farm is open in 2009 from October 8th-11th 9:00 until Dark; Harvested pumpkins will be available from the end of September through Thanksgiving, call for times; Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Payment: Cash, only.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce.
    (UPDATED: December 13, 2020)
    A visitor writes on December 13, 2020: "I also found that Sparks Farm had wonderful trees available. Thanks "

Polk County

Rutherford County

  • Moore's Christmas Trees - UPDATE: November 28, 2020: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

Yancey County

  • Hensley's Nursery - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    416 Fir Road, Burnsville, NC 28714. Phone: 828-682-3795 or 828-208-3795.
  • Jerry Wilson Farms - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Net bagging of trees available
    10287 Hwy 197 South, Burnsville, NC 28714. Phone: (828) 682-6842. Directions: Hwy 197 South out of Burnsville, 9 miles Open: Sunday before Thanksgiving - December 15th.; everyday 10 am to 5 PM.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Fraser Fir 5-8 feet
  • Ledford Tree Farms - UPDATE for 2020: The owner tells me they are permanently closed d,
    Burnsville, NC 28714.