Knoxville, Illinois. Walnut Grove Farm, a National Historic Register farmstead, is hosting its 30th annual “Christmas at Walnut Grove Farm”. Featuring gifts from regional artisans, wreaths, simmering foods and family fun, the event has become an established tradition during Thanksgiving weekend. Walnut Grove Farm is located ½ mile north of Knoxville, Illinois on Carr Street, and will be open 10 AM to 4 PM on Friday and Saturday, November 26th and 27th; and 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday November 28th. Admission is generous gift of food items for local charity Christmas baskets.
Walnut Grove Farm has showcased fine artistic talent from people who are some of the most creative business entrepreneurs of West Central Illinois for 30 years. At this juried show, artisans will be offering a diverse range of one-of-a-kind items from stained glass to paintings, gourd art and hand-made soap to driftwood and paper mache folk-art, jewelry to weaving, wood carving to polymer clay vases; hand-felted and crocheted wearable art to intarsia, sea glass and Alaskan wilderness photography. Cutting and charcuterie boards crafted from Walnut Grove Farm walnut and other fine woods are other new offerings to Christmas at the farm.
Chat with Old World Saint Nicholas who will arrive daily at 11 AM. Families can kick-off the holiday season by selecting natural designer wreaths and greens to “deck the halls” and making a tree ornament. Come for lunch and holiday baked goods. Sunday there will be carriage rides.
“Christmas at Walnut Grove Farm is truly a holiday homecoming. Extended family celebrations have grown to include a visit to our barn festival. Meeting the artisans who made your family Christmas gifts makes the holidays even more meaningful. By providing opportunities to support superb local artisans while sharing food gifts with those in need, the Farm is always about celebrating quality and our community. Come home for Christmas!” states farm host, Jan King.
Visit www.Barn-Fest.com for details or call (309) 289-4770.