Daily Farm Updates Thursday, November 15, 2018

Special Events

We like being a hive of activity, that’s why we offer events for all ages from September through December. Find out what’s going on at CGO.

Upcoming Events

Baby Goat Cuddle & Play 1:30 PM on Sunday, November 18

Come out for a family-friendly session to cuddle and play with our baby goats! Goats are the new therapy pet. Here is your chance to interact with them, hold them, let them climb on you and enjoy a session of giggles and laughter. Or maybe you choose this as a time to simply sit peacefully and be still with a little one in your lap. However you wish to create your happy place.

Cost: $15. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.


Holiday Open House 1 PM to 4 PM on Sunday, November 18

Kick-off the holiday season at our Holiday Open House! Sample many of our signature bakery items while sipping on hot cider. Place an order for your holiday baking needs – items can be baked for you or available frozen. Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping with unique items from our Country Store. Enjoy 20% off your Country Store purchases during the Holiday Open House!


Christmas Tree Sales November 23 - December 24

Beginning Friday, November 23, we can help your family decorate for the holidays with a gorgeous North Carolina Fraser Fir Christmas Tree. With a wide selection of precut trees, you’re sure to find one you love!

Premium Quality
4–5 ft | $29.95
5–6 ft | $39.95
6–7 ft | $59.95
7–8 ft | $69.95
8–9 ft | $79.95


Brunch with Santa 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays & Sundays, November 24 - December 23

Join us for brunch with Santa! It’s great fun for the whole family. Santa and Rudolph will be there so children can share their holiday wishes.

Here are the details:

  • Saturdays & Sundays
    • November 24 & 25
    • December 1 & 2
    • December 8 & 9
    • December 15 & 16
    • December 22 & 23
  • Brunch includes:
    • Pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk and juice
    • French toast, sausage, milk and juice (December 15 & 16)
    • Cookie decorating
    • Coloring contest
    • Letters to Santa
    • Visits with Santa
    • Photo opportunities with Santa as well as Santa’s sleigh guided by Rudolph
    • CGO Express Train rides (weather permitting)
    • Horse-drawn wagon rides on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 from 9 AM to noon
  • Cost:
    • $11.95 for ages 3 and older
    • $6.95 for 2 year olds
    • Free for ages 1 and younger

Brunch runs from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Feel free to come as you please during that time. Purchase your tickets online in advance and have exclusive early access to Brunch with Santa from 8 to 9 AM! General admission is 9 AM to 1 PM and tickets can be purchased at the door the day of.

Each guest must present a ticket to visit Santa and Rudolph, enjoy brunch, and participate in the craft and activities.

Click here to purchase your tickets online.


Dinner on the Farm with Santa 4:30 to 8 PM on Saturday, December 1

Join us for a festive holiday dinner on the farm! Round up your family and friends to enjoy our quaint, holiday atmosphere.

You are welcome to join us anytime between 4:30-8 PM. Visit Santa, take photos, and enjoy your time spent with family. Choose a Christmas tree from our selection of pre-cut Christmas trees in a lighted, outdoor setting. Take a ride on a lighted hayride in the still of the night. Enjoy craft projects (for a small fee).

Order from our Hay Cafe menu of delicious homemade items. Cost on based on what you order for your meal.


Art on the Farm 5:30 to 9 PM on various dates, December 6 - January 11

Join us for a great evening for a night out with friends at Center Grove Orchard!  We have three dates to choose from, each with a different DIY make-and-take craft!

Your ticket includes:

  • yummy dinner
  • fun make-and-take craft
  • bring your own wine ($5 corking fee)
  • 20% off your purchase of $25 or more in our Country Store

Come to one evening or all (see below for each evening’s craft), 5:30 to 9 PM:

  • Thursday, December 6
  • Friday, December 14
  • Friday, January 11

Menu each evening:

  • pulled pork sliders
  • salad with croutons and choice of our salad dressings
  • soup with roll
  • BLT dip and Hot Pepper Jelly with cream cheese
  • our homemade peanut butter and celery
  • applesauce
  • dessert choice of apple pie or pumpkin roll
  • and our homemade coffee punch, water or fountain drink.


Thursday, December 6 – 5:30 to 9 PM
Evergreen Door/Pot Swag

Come make a beautiful swag to decorate your door or pot for the holidays!  Choose from many different items such as ribbon, pine cones and berries to dress up your evergreen door/pot swag.  You will be assembling your swag and decorating it which includes using a hot glue gun, and some tools.
Cost is $34.95.
Reservations/payment must be made online 48 hours in advance. Click here to purchase your ticket.


Friday, December 14 – 5:30 to 9 PM
Stenciled Board

When you register select your saying options include “This is Us”, “Blessed” or “Welcome”.  The evening of the event you’ll choose your finish, and stencil paint color! This is a complete DIY project you will be sanding, staining and painting! Bring your own apron or dress accordingly!
Cost is $34.95.
Reservations/payment must be made online 48 hours in advance. Click here to purchase your ticket.


Friday, January 11 – 5:30 to 9 PM
String Art

Make your own string art craft!! When you register select your design.  Options include a letter/initial (specify which letter at registration), cross or chevron arrows.  At registration you will also select your string color; ivory/off-white, medium-tone grey, medium-tone teal/turquoise, dark-tone mustard yellow or burgundy. The board will be stained in a dark walnut/jacobean color finish.
Cost is $34.95.
Reservations/payment must be made online 48 hours in advance. Click here to purchase your ticket.


Pajamas & Stories with Santa 4:30 to 7 PM on Saturday, December 8

A fun, festive, family event that will create memories that last a lifetime! Come dressed in your holiday pajamas and enjoy dinner and stories with Santa! Here are the details:

  • Menu: Chicken strips, chicken pot pie, mac ‘n cheese, applesauce, carrots with ranch, and dessert
  • Stories read to your family by Santa and his helpers
  • Photos with Santa
  • Holiday craft to make and take home
  • Cost:
    • $13.95 – ages 3 and older
    • $7.95 – 2 year olds
    • Free – 1 year olds and younger

Online ticket purchases are required and must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Click here to buy your tickets. Each guest must present a ticket to spend the evening with Santa.

Choose from our selection of pre-cut Christmas trees. Do some holiday shopping in our Country Store, and pre-order your holiday treats!


Ladies’ Night 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, December 13

Gather your friends and join us for Ladies’ Night! Enjoy friends, food and crafting!


  • Sample delicious ideas for holiday appetizers, soup, bread, dessert and beverages
  • Make and take a glittered or chalk paint dipped wine glass
  • Drawing for a gift basket giveaway
  • Enjoy a delicious meal with choice of chicken pot pie or pulled pork sandwich, salad, soup with roll, candied carrots, mac ‘n cheese, homemade applesauce, dessert, and our yummy coffee punch, water or fountain pop
  • Bring your own wine – $5 corking fee (payable at the event)
  • Get 20% off your purchase of $25 or more in our Country Store!
  • Cost is $13.95

Reservations/payment must be made online 48 hours in advance. Click here to purchase your ticket.


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