Choose from Three Options
- $18 for a Christmas Tree Village experience for one ($28 value)
- $36 for a Christmas Tree Village experience for two ($56 value)
- $72 for a Christmas Tree Village experience for four ($112 value)
Each experience includes:
- Walk through Christmas Tree Village
- Pictures with the farm’s furry friends in our petting zoo
- Educational hayride
- Hot apple cider, cup of homemade soup and ½ farm fresh sandwich from My Grandma’s Kitchen
- S’mores to cook over an open fire pit
When the Mortimer family took over 300 acres of historic farmland, they had big plans. Already familiar with landscaping and raising cattle, Gary, Sharla, and their four kids envisioned fresh vegetables, baby animals emerging in the spring, and loads of family fun. Nowadays, Mortimer Farms has all that and more. Read on to see what's going on throughout the year:
Country Store: Open year-round, the market is a destination for farm-fresh produce, such as sweet corn, acorn squash, and okra, as well as farm-raised meat, including Black Angus beef, chicken, pork, and turkey. Shoppers can also stock up on jams, barbecue sauces, and salsas or take home Mortimer's signature housemade pies, cinnamon rolls, and fudge.
Sweet Corn Festival: This late-August festival celebrates one of the summer's best crops with family-friendly activities including a petting zoo, obstacle course, corn-shucking competition, and antique-tractor show. On the hayrides, a farmer tells passengers about the area's history and takes them to pick ears of corn straight from the stalk.
Pumpkin Festival: The biggest to-do is this October festival. Pumpkin-picking visitors will find many of the same activities from the summer fest, plus a few extras—an inflatable playground and a rock-climbing wall, for instance. Live bands play throughout each day; nights might be capped with karaoke, an old-fashioned barn dance, or a fire-dancing performance. In the annual Pumpkin Chunkin' competition, catapults and trebuchets built by local companies and students compete for longest distance and best design.
Christmas Tree Village: Guests stroll through the village, take pictures in the petting zoo, take a hayride tour, and warm up around a bonfire complete with s'mores. Those looking for the perfect tree to decorate can browse a selection of pre-cut and live trees from Mortimer Nursery.