Events

Located on and off the farm, Apple Hill Farm has activities for all ages to enjoy. We have lots of fun things planned to do, and we hope you will join us! If you are interested in hosting your own event, please contact us for more information.

On the Farm

Host your event @ Apple Hill Farm!

DATE:  Available from Memorial Day to Labor Day

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $150 an hour; 2 hour minimum

Are you looking for a beautiful outdoor space to host your next meeting or party? We invite you to check out our Outdoor Classroom

Our outdoor classroom is located in the heart of our barnyard, with alpacas peacefully grazing in the surrounding apple trees.

We provide:

  • a 10 foot by 20 foot tent, which can be expanded to 35 feet by 20 feet
  • 6-foot table
  • 12 chairs (you will need to provide additional chairs) & benches
  • Up to 2 guided tours, 15 people per tour
  • A memorable experience with your friends on our working farm! 

Click “learn more” for additional details and our Party Request Form.

Alpaca Shearing Day

DATE: June 1, 2024

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $5 for ages 4+, $3 for ages 3 and under

Make a reservation and join us any time between 11 and 2! You’ll get a front-row view of the whole process of shearing, fleece sorting, and more.

Knit with the Alpacas

DATE: June 29; July 6, 13, 20, September 28,  2024| 2 to 4 pm

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $17

Bring your knitting or crochet projects and join us for a relaxing afternoon outdoors in the orchard with our alpacas and llamas.

Baby Goat Yoga

DATE: Fridays June 21 to August 2, 2024 | 5 pm

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

Price: $45

Join us for this fun yoga class outdoors and connect yourself with a farm experience and sweet baby goats to play with. You will practice a yoga flow while the baby goats play around  (and maybe on!) you. Bring your own mat, and come dressed to maybe get a little messy 😉

 

Classes held rain or shine. Private sessions by request.

 

Due to when the goats are born, and how quickly they grow too large for yoga, we are unable to accommodate requests outside the listed date range. 

Barn Quilt Painting Class

DATE: June, July, and August 2024. Click “buy tickets” for dates

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $125

In this class you will create a 24 x 24 inch barn quilt, choosing from 8 designs. The surface will be primed and pre-taped so that you can jump right into painting. All class materials are provided, including hardware to hang your new barn quilt.

Extra pre-taped boards can be purchased for $50.

Angora Goat Shearing

DATE:  April 13 & October 5, 2024

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $5 for ages 4+,  $3 for ages 3 and under

Join us for a front row view of our twice-a-year angora goat shearing! Learn all about the fabulous mohair our goats grow, how it is shorn, and what we do to prepare it for spinning at the fiber mill. 

Purchase a pass to watch the shearing, learn about the goats, and shop in our store. Make a reservation and join us any time between 11 and 2!

Agritourism Works!

DATE: 2024 dates TBA

 (ask us about traveling to you or private consulting!)

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

Price: $175, lunch included

Join us for a fun and engaging day on our successful Agritourism Farm!

-A down and dirty look at the nuts and bolts of Agritourism
-A behind-the-scenes tour of Apple Hill Farm
-The 4 Keys to starting and running an Agritourism farm
-Interactive workshop time to create or refine your farm vision

Mini Photography Workshop

DATE: By Request

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $45

Join local photographer, Cindy McEnery, and our team for an exciting 90-minute photography workshop on our farm! Learn how to quickly and easily take better photos on your smart phone or DSLR.

Spookley's Trick-or-Treat Tours

DATE: October 26, 2024

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $17 for trick-or-treaters, $15 for non-trick-or-treaters , $3 for infants

Join Spookley the Square Pumpkin and the Apple Hill Farm animals for a storybook trail Trick-or-Treat Tour!

On this educational and hands-on mini-tour, your Tour Ghoul will share fun facts about the animals at each stop and safely distribute goodies for each child. Together you’ll read the story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, and end your tour by taking the Bullying Prevention Pledge!

Christmas Celebration

DATE: November 15, 2024 – January 4, 2025

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $17 for ages 11+, $12 for ages 4-10, $3 for ages 3 and under

Tour the farm decked out for the holidays Wednesdays through Sundays! Advanced ticket purchase required.

Off the Farm

Art on the Greene

DATE: May 25 & 26; August 3 & 4, 2024

LOCATION: Downtown Banner Elk, NC

The juried festivals feature an eclectic gathering of unique hand-crafted wares from fine artists and master crafters. Fine art examples are photography, paintings, jewelry , sculpture, pottery, weaving, glass art, wood crafts, wood furniture, specialty candles, body care & soaps and many more.

Banner Elk 4th of July Celebration

DATE: July 4, 2024

LOCATION: Downtown Banner Elk, NC 28604
One of the most popular (and most fun!) Fourth of July parades in North Carolina takes place each Independence day in Banner Elk. It’s a parade that makes Uncle Sam proud, with star-spangled vehicles, people and animals parading down Main Street surrounded by huge crowds.

Fine Arts and Master Crafters

DATE: July 19-21,  2024

LOCATION: Sugar Mountain Resort | Sugar Mountain, NC

The juried festivals feature an eclectic gathering of unique hand-crafted wares from fine artists and master crafters. Fine art examples are photography, paintings, jewelry , sculpture, pottery, weaving, glass art, wood crafts, wood furniture, specialty candles, body care & soaps and many more.

The Avery Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival benefits the Avery County Chamber of Commerce.

Valle Country Fair

DATE: October 19, 2024

LOCATION: 194 S in Valle Crucis, NC

Food, Crafts, Mountain Music, and Family Fun, all for a good cause!

Join us and 150+ other vendors as we raise money for our community. 10% of all proceeds from all craft vendors go right back to those in need in the High Country! 

Juried crafts, tasty food, and a downright good time! 

Carolina Fiber Fest 2024

DATE: March 8 & 9, 2024

LOCATION: Expo Building | NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh NC

Classes – Yarn – Fiber Arts Supplies – & More!

Carolina FiberFest is a great place to meet others who share your passion for fiber! Meet new and familiar friends while working on your current project. There are plenty of places and opportunities to sit and knit/crochet/spin at Carolina FiberFest.

SAFF | Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

DATE: October 21-23, 2022

LOCATION: WNC Ag Center | Fletcher, NC

Fiber – Yarn – Supplies – Classes – Workshopes – Animals – & More!

Join us right outside Asheville, NC for 3 days packed full of fiber fun! 

140+ Vendors for all your fiber arts needs.

Admission will be $5/person per day. $10 pass for 3 days. Youth under 13 yrs. old will be free. Bring cash! Only at gate..no early ticket sales

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