The Blue Ridge Mountains are known as “the Fraser Fir Capital of the World.”
Fraser fir needles are soft, dark green, and have a silvery underside. These trees are native to the North Carolina mountains, and are quite popular in the eastern United States.
There are many Christmas Tree Farms in Boone and the surrounding areas where you can cut your own high-quality Fraser fir trees.
For many local families, this is one of their most time-honored Christmas traditions, kicking off the holiday season in a most festive manner.
These scenic Christmas tree farms in the North Carolina High Country all offer family-friendly holiday activities in picturesque settings that will make you feel like you’ve entered a winter wonderland.
Read on for all the details on the best Boone NC Christmas tree farms where you can choose and cut your own tree.
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Boone NC Christmas Tree Farms Guide
- Appalachian Evergreens Choose and Cut Farm (Blowing Rock)
- Clawson’s Choose & Cut (Boone)
- C&J Christmas Trees (Boone)
- Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm (Boone)
- Swinging Bridge Christmas Tree Farm (Deep Gap)
- Bluestone Greenery (Sugar Grove)
- Bear Wallow Choose and Cut (Sugar Grove)
- Cornett Deal Christmas Tree Farm (Vilas)
1. Appalachian Evergreens Choose and Cut Farm
574 RC Cook Rd, Blowing Rock NC
A field lined with hundreds of dark green Fraser firs sits behind a wooden fence at Appalachian Evergreens. Charles Cole “Charlie” Wilcox founded the farm in 1933, and the Fraser fir nursery is now run by his descendants.
The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains offer a dynamic backdrop for this Christmas Tree farm in Blowing Rock NC, where the trees seem to go on endlessly. Customers can roam the field and select the perfect tree.
Christmas trees range in price from a smaller 5′ tree for $50 to a grand 10.5′ foot tree for $140. The farm also uses fresh-cut evergreens to make Fraser fir and white pine wreaths, fireplace mantle garlands, and other holiday greenery.
Guests at the farm will have access to purchasing refreshments, Fraser Fir sprays, and a variety of Christmas decorations. The farm also offers online shipments for Christmas décor and supplies.
The “Choose and Cut Tree Farm” is only open on certain dates, including Nov 20-21 and 26-28, and possibly Dec 4-5 (depending on available supply).
Appalachian Evergreens’ hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM.
2. Clawson’s Choose & Cut Farm
4944 Highway 194 N, Boone NC
On cold days in the mountains of North Carolina, you’ll often see families wandering the tree-lined pathways at Clawson’s Choose & Cut Farm, carefully selecting the perfect tree as part of their annual Christmas Traditions.
Clawson’s Choose & Cut farm grows Fraser firs and also makes decorative wreaths and garlands. This seasonal NC Christmas tree farm is open from Nov. 14 to Dec. 20 each year.
There are a variety of other activities for family and friends to enjoy during their time at Clawson’s Farm.
In addition to picking out the perfect tree, visitors may also take horseback rides on the weekends. Additionally, the farm screens an informative video on how Christmas trees are grown.
There’s also a historical display of antique Appalachian farm equipment and household tools, as well as an old covered Conestoga wagon.
Clawson’s Choose & Cut Farm is located off Highway 194 in Boone. From the New Market Center, take Highway 121 to Highway 194 N. After 4.6 miles, turn left into the farm, which is located next to Meat Camp Baptist Church.
Hours at Clawson’s Choose & Cut are from 9 AM to 5 PM.
3. C&J Christmas Trees
1999 Brookshire Rd . Boone NC
A picturesque scene graces the C&J Christmas Tree Farm when there’s snow in the North Carolina mountains.
It’s absolutely magical when the thick powdery snow covers the green Fraser firs, while a bright red snowplow clears pathways for patrons in the process of choosing their dream Christmas tree.
Opened by owner Jeff Brown in 1980, the C&J Christmas Tree Farm is a family-owned and operated farm that sells Christmas trees, handmade wreaths, and other decorations bearing the traditional symbols of Christmas.
The farm won the Environmental Stewardship Award from the NC Christmas Tree Association in 2019, the Conservation Farm Family of the Year Award in 2018, and the Watauga County Christmas Tree Farmer of the Year Award in 2016.
Located 5 minutes from downtown Boone, the farm’s trees range from tabletop size to 9 feet tall, and are priced by the foot. Starting on Nov 13, they’re open every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm, and will also be open on Black Friday.
Note that visitors should NOT enter the C&J Farm from Hwy 194. Instead, the owners prefer guests to enter from the entrance on Brookshire Rd.
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4. Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm
368 Panoramic Ln, Boone NC
Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm is a unique choose-and-cut tree farm in Boone NC that makes for a perfect family Christmas outing.
This NC Christmas Tree farm truly looks like something out of a winter wonderland. A chestnut horse trots along the winding, tree-lined pathways of the farm, as a wagon filled with visitors rolls along nearby.
The farm sells Fraser fir Christmas trees and beautiful, decorative wreaths. Trees range from table size up to 13 feet tall, while fresh evergreen wreaths are available in 12 to 16 inch sizes.
During your time at the farm, guests can also feed and pet their cows and their newborn calves, or take group hayrides. Children can also go for pony rides.
The farm offers visitors a selection of beverages and snacks, and there are restrooms on-site. They also allow pets, so the furry members of your family can enjoy this beloved Christmas tradition with you!
Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm is open on the weekends of Nov 20-21 and 26-28, and Dec 4-5 and 11-12. Their hours operation are from 8 AM to dark.
5. Swinging Bridge Christmas Tree Farm
711 Old Glade Rd, Deep Gap NC
Named after its most iconic feature, the Swinging Bridge Christmas Tree Farm is a beautiful, mom-and-pop-style farm located about 15 minutes from Boone in Deep Gap NC.
In addition to Christmas trees, the 16-acre farm is speckled with u-pick blueberries, rhododendrons, and other North Carolina Wildflowers at other times of the year.
This budget-friendly choose-and-cut farm sells Fraser firs for $7 per foot, so a 6-foot tree will cost $42, while an 8-foot tree will cost $56. The farm also sells handmade wreaths and mini orange trees for Christmas.
The staff will gladly help to cut and bale the tree for you, but guests are also welcome to bring a hand saw and cut their tree down themselves if they’d like.
While at the farm, visitors can also enjoy complimentary homemade apple cider, take a guided farm tour, or take photos on the farm’s swinging bridge.
During the months of November and December months, this choose-and-cut tree farm is open from 10 AM to dusk.
6. Bluestone Greenery
1230 Howard Edmisten Rd, Sugar Grove NC
Like the other farms on this list, the Bluestone Greenery specializes in Fraser Fir Christmas trees, garlands, handmade evergreen wreaths (both decorated and non-decorated), and even unique double-faced wreaths.
This choose-and-cut tree farm near Boone has been run by the Hicks family for over 35 years now.
The farm’s festive décor has always been handcrafted with care, and the family continues to grow their own trees. They take pride in using only fresh-cut Fraser fir tips in their artful décor.
The Bluestone Greenery website says that “Christmas never ends” at their farm. This seems to be true, as the family and their employees work like Santa and his elves all year-round to create festive holiday gifts.
The Bluestone Greenery is open from Nov 21 through Dec 6 on weekends only, from 9 AM to 5 PM.
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7. Bear Wallow Choose & Cut Christmas Trees
406 Long Ridge Farms Rd, Valle Crucis NC
The massive wooden barn that sits at Bear Wallow Choose & Cut Christmas Trees is covered in festive green wreaths with bright red ribbons.
Fresh-cut Christmas trees surround the weathered structure, beckoning patrons to come and enjoy the holiday festivities.
Bear Wallow Choose & Cut Christmas Trees supplies Fraser firs and white pine trees for the holidays. They also sell wreaths and white pine garland.
Their prices range from $40 for a 3 to 4-foot tree up to $250 for 12-foot trees, and their friendly service brings devoted fans back year after year.
The farm is open Nov 21-22, Nov 27-29, and Dec.5-6. Their hours of operation are from 9:30 AM to 4 PM.
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8. Cornett Deal Christmas Tree Farm
142 Tannenbaum Ln, Vilas NC
Acres of evergreens line the fields at the Cornett Deal Christmas Tree Farm in Vilas NC, which won “Best of the Best” Boone Christmas Tree Farm in the Watauga Democrat in 2015-2017.
Children run around happily with cups of hot apple cider, families take a horse-drawn wagon ride together, and people cheerfully sing Christmas carols with staff members.
The Cornett family has owned this farm for generations, since settling in the area (around 5 miles west of Boone) in 1904. It was opened to the public in 1979, after Clint Cornett planted his first Fraser firs, and Diane Cornett bought it in 1986.
Today, a visit to the Cornett Farm makes for a perfect holiday activity. They offer homemade apple cider, hot chocolate, and cookies for guests, as well as wreaths, Christmas décor, and more available for purchase.
There’s also an old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon tour of the farm, where the drivers sometimes sing a rousing round of Christmas carols with passengers.
Unfortunately, after this story was published we learned the farm will NOT offer Choose-and-Cut Christmas trees in 2021 due to a shortage of sellable size trees, but hopes to return in 2022. –by Maggie Watts, featured image via Canva