We are closed for the season and will reopen on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Though our market is closed for the winter, our first event of 2023 will be the Sweetheart Festival on Saturday, February 11.  Follow us on Facebook to stay updated throughout the winter.

Happenings at the Farm

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Events Calendar

Here are some events we’ve planned throughout the year, but the best way to stay up-to-date on what we’re doing at Darnell Farms, is to follow us on Facebook. Sometimes we just like to do something fun without planning!

Our events generally include some combination of the following: unique handcrafted items directly from vendors, live entertainment, bounce houses, waterslides during most summer events, traditional Appalachian demonstrations, food trucks, and much, much more.

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Festivals, Events & Activities

Spring Events

Sweetheart Festival – 2/11/23

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Though our market is closed until April 1st, our first festival of the year will be our Sweetheart Festival on Saturday, February 11th. Come out and enjoy live entertainment, activities, and find the perfect Valentine’s gift from our wide variety of vendors

St. Patty’s Day Spring Kickoff – 3/18/23

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Easter Eggstravaganza – 4/8/23

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This annual event is an extremely popular annual, free to the community, Easter Egg Hunt.  Families come from as far away as Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee with their children.

Earth Day Festival – 4/22/23

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Spring Fling Festival – 5/6/23

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Strawberry Jam – 5/20 & 5/21/23

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Annual Strawberry Jam, our biggest ever!
Vendors
Inflatables
Live Bands each day
Pie eating contest
Two day event
U-Pick Strawberries
and much much more.

Live Entertainment Schedule

Summer Events

Summer Splash – 6/17/ 23

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Vendors, crafters, artists, hayrides, live music, demonstrations, special activities, and foods.

Sweet Corn Festival – 7/1 & 7/2/23

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Sunflower Hippie Festival – 7/15/23

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Peach Jam – 8/5/23

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Vendors
Inflatables
Live Bands each day and much much more!

Mater Fest – 8/19/23

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Vendors
Inflatables
Live Bands each day and much much more!

Fall Events

Apple Fest – 9/2/23

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Vendors, crafters, artists, hayrides, live music, demonstrations, special activities, foods, and much more.

Fall Hayrides & Corn Maze – 9/16 – 11/5/23

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Hayrides to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your perfect pumpkin.  Take a stroll out and enjoy getting lost in our cornmaze.  BOOK YOUR HAYRIDE AND CORN MAZE.

Fall Frenzy Festival – 9/23/23

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Vendors, crafters, artists, hayrides, live music, demonstrations, special activities, foods, and much more.

Bluegrass River Jam – 10/07/23

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Vendors, crafters, artists, hayrides, live music, demonstrations, special activities, foods, and much more.

Plow Days Festival  – 10/21  & 10/22/23

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Vendors, crafters, artists, hayrides, live music, demonstrations, special activities, foods, and much more.

Haunted Corn Maze – 10/21 – 10/23/23 & 10/26 – 10/31/23

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Thurs – Sun Evenings Also on Halloween Monday 10/31/22 as well as Monday and Tuesday 10/30 & 10/31/23

Check back the beginning of October for details of all activities and to book your spooky experience.

Christmas Events

Christmas Wonderland – 11/21 – 11/25/23, 12/1 – 12/2/23, 12/8 – 12/9/23, 12/15 – 12/16/23, & 12/20 – 12/23/23

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Wed – Sat Evenings
Come enjoy the annual tradition of a hayride through the lights and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa.  This family friendly experience was a huge hit our very first year.  Check back the beginning of November to book your experience.  Why not buy your fresh-cut Christmas Tree while at the farm? 

Christmas Tree Sales – Begins 11/ 21/22

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Live trees, wreaths and so much more.

Santa’s Workshop – 11/25/23

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Live trees, wreaths and so much more.

Farm is Closed – December 24, 2022 to April 1, 2023

Darnell Christmas Tree Lot

 

Pick-out your locally sourced Fresh Cut NC Christmas Trees, Handmade Wreaths and much more.

Enjoy Hayrides, Christmas lights, hot cocoa and fun for your family.