The 12 Best Boone NC Christmas Tree Farms

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[Updated on November 17, 2023] The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are known as “the Fraser Fir Capital of the World” and Boone NC Christmas Tree Farms have some of the best trees in the eastern United States.

Fraser fir needles are soft, dark green, and have a silvery underside. These trees are native to the North Carolina mountains.

There are many Christmas Tree Farms in Boone NC and the surrounding area 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 important details on the 12 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

(Arranged Alphabetically)

  1. Appalachian Christmas Mountain Farm (Boone NC)
  2. Appalachian Evergreens Choose and Cut Farm (Blowing Rock NC)
  3. Bear Wallow Choose and Cut (Sugar Grove NC)
  4. Bluestone Greenery (Sugar Grove NC)
  5. C&J Christmas Trees (Boone NC)
  6. Circle C Tree Farms (Boone NC)
  7. Clawson’s Choose & Cut (Boone NC)
  8. Cornett Deal Christmas Tree Farm (Vilas NC)
  9. Mistletoe Meadows (Laurel Spring NC)
  10. Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm (Boone NC)
  11. Poplar Grove Choose and Cut (Boone NC)
  12. Swinging Bridge Christmas Tree Farm (Deep Gap NC)

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Appalachian Christmas Mountain Farm Christmas tree farms North Carolina
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1. Appalachian Christmas Mountain Farm    

7177 US-421, Boone NC • (336) 982-3953

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This Boone NC farm has dedicated themselves to growing some of the finest Fraser Fir Christmas trees that money can buy.

As a cut-your-own Christmas Tree farm in NC, the Appalachian Christmas Mountain Farm has trees ranging from tabletop size up to 12 feet tall.

Their friendly staff will guide you as you walk or ride to pick your own tree from thousands available in the fields. They’ll cut and trim your new Christmas tree, transport it back to your vehicle, and even load it for you.

Many local families come back year after year to visit attractions such as the Little Tikes Choose N’ Cut and the hayride through the fields. 

Be sure to stop by their shop for evergreen wreaths (which range in size from 8″ to 36″), kissing balls, handmade Christmas decorations, and locally made jams and honey. 

Hot chocolate, apple cider, and coffee are also available.

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Appalachian Evergreens - NC Christmas Tree Farms
Photo courtesy of Appalachian Evergreens

2. Appalachian Evergreens Choose and Cut Farm

574 RC Cook Rd, Blowing Rock NC (828) 264-1609

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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 $60 to a grand 10′ tree for $165.

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 open November 18-19, Nov 24-26, Hours 9AM – 5PM.

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Bear Wallow Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm
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3. Bear Wallow Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

406 Long Ridge Farms Rd, Valle Crucis NC (828) 773-7158

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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 supply Fraser firs and white pine trees for the holidays. They also sell wreaths and white pine garland. 

Their prices range from $50 for a 3 to 4-foot tree up to $300 for 12-foot trees, and their friendly service brings devoted fans back year after year. 

The farm is open Chose and cut open November 18-19, November 22, Nov 24-26, Dec 2-3. Their hours of operation are from 10 AM to 4 PM. 

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Bluestone Greenery Christmas Tree Farm in North Carolina
Bluestone Greenery Christmas Tree Farm, photo via Facebook

4. Bluestone Greenery

1230 Howard Edmisten Rd, Sugar Grove NC (828) 297-5377

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Like the other NC 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 36 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 Claus and his elves all year-round to create festive holiday gifts

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Rainbow over C&J Christmas Tree Farm in Boone NC
Rainbow over C&J Christmas Tree Farm

5. C&J Christmas Trees

1999 Brookshire Rd. Boone NC (828) 264-6694

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A picturesque scene graces the C&J Christmas Tree Farm when there’s snow in the North Carolina mountains.

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 Boone farm has won the Environmental Stewardship Award from the NC Christmas Tree Association, the Conservation Farm Family of the Year Award, and the Watauga County Christmas Tree Farmer of the Year Award.

Located just 5 minutes from downtown Boone, the farm’s trees range from tabletop size to 9 feet tall and are priced by the foot.

Opening weekend for C&J in 2023 is November 11-12. The farm will also be open Nov 22-26, Dec 2-3, and Dec 9-10.

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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Circle C Tree Farm in NC- choose and cut christmas tree farms in NC
Photo via Circle C Tree Farms

6. Circle C Tree Farms

372 Will Cook Road, Boone NC • (828) 265-7504

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On property originally owned by his grandfather, Dennis Cook transformed 30 acres of family farmland into a choose and cut Christmas tree farm in 1996. 

Circle C Tree Farms allows you to handpick and tag whatever tree you want, then their helpful staff does the rest of the work for you.

They’ll cut the tree, trim it, wrap it with netting, and load it in (or on) your vehicle. If you’re on a budget, check out their selection of discounted, freshly pre-cut trees.

This year’s season starts on November 12th at 9 AM, with Christmas Trees ranging from 7 to 13 feel tall.

The farm opens November 11-12 and will reopen from November 17-26. Hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM. Anything after that is still TBD, depending on availability. 

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Clawson's Choose and Cut - Boone NC Christmas Tree Farms
Photo courtesy of Clawson’s Christmas Tree Farm

7. Clawson’s Choose & Cut Farm

4944 Highway 194 N, Boone NC (800) 562-8789 

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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 opens November 17th 2023.

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 Mountain 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 is from 9 AM to 9 PM daily.

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Cornett Deal Tree Farm - North Carolina Christmas Tree Farm
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8. Cornett Deal Christmas Tree Farm

142 Tannenbaum Ln, Vilas NC (828) 964-6322

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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.

Due to a mature tree shortage, the choose-and-cut farm didn’t open in 2021 or 2022, but the website says to check back regularly for future opening dates.

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.

In the meantime, Cornett Deal Christmas Tree Farm does have vacation rentals available to the public, and wreath-making has already on the farm has already begun for the 2023 season.

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Mistletoe Meadows-Christmas Tree Farm West Jefferson NC
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9. Mistletoe Meadows

583 Burnt Hill Road, Laurel Spring NC (336) 465-9754

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Mistletoe Meadows is in Laurel Springs, a North Carolina mountain town northeast of Boone and not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Mistletoe Meadows mostly deals in NC’s famous Fraser Firs, but they also have White Pine, Blue Spruce, and Leyland Cypress.

Choose-and-cut days are family outings that feature hayrides and hot cocoa in the barn.

In 2023, Mistletoe Meadows is open November 17-19, November 22, November 24-26, December 2-3, and December 9-10. Things kick off at 9 AM and close at dark.

Visitors choose their tree, and the Mistletoe Meadows staff cuts it, bales it, and loads it to keep things smooth and simple.

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Christmas Tree Farm NC
North Carolina Christmas Tree Farm, photo via Canva

10. Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm

368 Panoramic Ln, Boone NC (828) 719-6395

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Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm is now owned by the same family that owns Clawson Tree Farms in Boone NC.

This NC Christmas Tree farm truly looks like something out of a Winter wonderland. 

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.

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 Nov 18-19, Nov 24-26, Dec 2-3. Their hours of operation are from 8 AM to 5 PM. 

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Poplar Grove Choose and Cut
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11. Poplar Grove Choose and Cut

1944 Poplar Grove, Boone NC (828) 387-0132

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Right between Boone and Blowing Rock off the well-traveled Hwy 105, Poplar Grove is a family-owned Fraser Fir Christmas tree farm.

It is a great small choose and cut tree farm in NC for those looking to avoid Christmas crowds and Christmas lines.

In addition to selling trees, the farm has hand-poured soy wax candles, honey soaps, and other handmade products to help fulfill holiday needs.

Guests walk the trees and choose one, and the farm staff will cut it, bail it, and load it for you. Leashed pets are welcome at the farm.

(Editor’s Note: Poplar Grove Choose and Cut will not be selling trees in 2023)

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Swinging Bridge Farm - North Carolina Christmas Tree Farms
Photo courtesy of Swinging Bridge Farm

10. Swinging Bridge Christmas Tree Farm

711 Old Glade Rd, Deep Gap NC (828) 264-5738

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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, 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 welcomed 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.

Similar to the one at Grandfather Mountain (but considerably smaller), the suspended swinging bridge was built to connect blueberry fields that were separated by a stream and gorge

For 2023, this choose-and-cut tree farm only about 15-20 trees to sell and is only open only for 8 days (or until the trees are gone.)

We suggest contacting them to ask what is available before making the trip. –by Maggie Watts, featured image via Canva

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