compiled by Kym Byrnes
Carroll County’s Christmas tree farms can provide the centerpiece to your holiday traditions as well as a festive outing to start the season off with some family fun.
For some, searching for and cutting the perfect Christmas tree is tops on their list of holiday traditions. Carroll’s local Christmas tree farms offer plenty of trees and holiday cheer. One Christmas Tree farm owner said that since COVID, they have sold out of trees in two weekends. If you want a larger supply to choose from, consider getting your tree early and avoid larger crowds by going on a weekday (for those farms that offer weekday hours). Please visit the farm’s websites or Facebook pages for more details about the products they have available and updates about hours or closings. Learn more about local farms carrollgrown.org.
DAVIDSON CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
1101 Emory Church Rd, Upperco • 410-239-6556 • DavidsonChristmasTreeFarm.com
Dates: Nov. 19-20; Nov. 25 until sold out Hours: Mon.-Thurs. Noon-5 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: Due to high demand, limited supply of trees in field. Fraser fir, Douglas fir, concolor fir, Canaan fir, balsam fir, white pine, Norway spruce, Serbian spruce, Colorado blue spruce, Korean fir and Nordmann fir. Snack bar and gift shop. Freshly made wreaths, roping, cutting assistance, tree shaking, baling and drilling for free. Cash or credit cards accepted. Entrance to field closes at 4:30 p.m. Barn is open on weekends only. See website for additional details.
FRA-MAR TREE FARM
3601 Shiloh Road, Hampstead • 443-745-4413
Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 18 (while supplies last) Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: White pine, Fraser fir and Canaan fir. Fresh wreaths. Baling and saws available. Restroom facilities provided. Payment by cash, credit card or check. COVID-19 precautions and best practices taken.
5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy • 301-865-3515 • GaverFarm.com
Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 19 Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: More than 60 acres of Colorado blue spruce, Canaan fir, Fraser fir and Douglas fir. Free shaking and baling, tree hauling, use of saws and drilling. Shop including wreaths, swags, pine roping, window boughs, greens, bows, tree bags and tree stands. Food concessions on weekends plus apples and cider. No pets.
HIRT TREE FARM
917 Arnold Road, Westminster • 410-876-8839 • HirtTreeFarm.com
Dates: Opening Nov. 25 Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Features: Canaan fir, Douglas fir, Norway spruce, blue spruce, and White pine. Wreaths, swags, holly bundles, greens, balled and burlap trees. Tree hauling carts and saws available. Baling free of charge.
OTTERDALE VIEW CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
4364 Middleburg Road, Union Bridge • 410-775-0176 • OtterdaleView.com
Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 11 Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: Various pines, firs and spruces; choose and cut. All trees are $75. No chainsaws. Cash or chip/contactless cards only.
PUTMAN TREE FARM
316 E. Nicodemus Road, Westminster • 443-244-7972 • PutmanTreeFarm.com
Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 19 Hours: Weekends 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: White pine, Douglas fir, spruce trees. Choose and cut. Baling and saws available.
SHOWVAKERS QUALITY EVERGREENS
2020 Garrett Road, Manchester • 410-374-1499 • QualityEvergreens.net
Dates: Nov. 20-Dec. 24 Hours: Weekdays noon-5 p.m., closed Wednesdays; Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m
Features: Fraser fir, Douglas fir, Norway spruce, blue spruce, concolor fir, Canaan white pine and Scotch pine. Cut-your-own and fresh-cut available. Baling, shaking, drilling and loading assistance. Hot drinks, hot food, petting zoo, weekend Santa Claus visits, Christmas shop, wreaths, roping and live trees to plant.
3400 Harney Road, Taneytown • 410-756-4397 • SewellsFarm.com
Dates: Nov. 19-Dec. 22 Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Closed Thanksgiving Day
Features: Cut-your-own fields close at 4 p.m. every day. Fraser fir, Canaan fir, Douglas fir, concolor fir, blue spruce and white pine. For more details, visit their website or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sewellsfarm.
THOMAS TREE FARM
3501 Hanover Pike, Manchester • 410-374-9538 • ThomasTreeFarm.com
Dates: Nov. 24-TBD (while supplies last) Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: Fraser fir, Canaan fir, blue spruce and concolor fir. Trees are $50 including tax. Cash or credit card accepted.
WOLFE’S PINE VALLEY FARMS
1150 Fannie Dorsey Road, Sykesville • 410-795-8314 • WolfesPineValleyFarms.com
Dates: Season opens Nov. 19 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thanksgiving Day 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Features: Fraser fir, Douglas fir, and Nordmann fir. Choose and cut. Christmas barn featuring fresh wreaths, wooden reindeer and snowmen, ornaments and tree stands. For updates and more information regarding food and other items available for purchase, please check the website and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WolfesPineValleyFarmsMD). Tagging not permitted.
Cash or credit card only.
ZEPP’S TREE FARM
2814 Old Washington Road, Westminster • 410-857-1016
Dates: Nov. 26-Dec. 24 Hours: Opening day Nov. 26, after that open Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Features: White pine, concolor fir, Douglas fir, blue spruce, Canaan fir and Norway spruce. Live balled and burlap trees, netting and wreaths. Also, visit their stand in the Arby’s parking lot by TownMall of Westminster. Cash or check only.