MEREDITH — Stories, tractor rides, music, food, and crafting activities for adults and children are just part of the holiday fun at Moulton Farm's annual "Christmas at the Farm" festival on Sunday, December 15. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., "is one of the most anticipated events we do at the farm," says John Moulton. "The farm is decorated, our gallery of wreaths is open, the fresh trees smell amazing, and there are a lot of smiles."
This year the farm has teamed up with Bayswater Books in Center Harbor for a special holiday stories session starting at noon. Old favorites as well as some newer holiday tales will be included. At 1:30 p.m. Santa will arrive, once again by tractor. "Last year he had so much fun that he especially asked for the tractor," says Moulton with a smile. "
In addition to the free tractor rides around the farm with free hot chocolate to help keep fingers warm, holiday music from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and animals to visit, there will be several crafting activities and a workshop happening. The crafting activities are on a drop in basis and include decorating and planting a pot to give as a gift or enjoy at home, making wooden snowmen, and decorating cookies. Some activities are free, and some have a small cost.
There will also be a workshop for decorating gingerbread houses. The cost for the workshop is $30 per house decorated and space is limited.
During the festival there will be sampling of different food items available at the farm for gift giving as well as items that can be ordered from the farm's kitchen for holiday gatherings until the kitchen closes for the season on December 31. Cider Bellies will be making their famous cider doughnuts. Treats and warm soups will also be available for purchase to take home or enjoy during the afternoon at the farm.