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Festival called off; Johnson Farm selling the gift baskets today

Due to the threat of snow, Historic Johnson Farm is cancelling Saturday's Christmas Festival but is open today to sell gift baskets that had been donated.

The farm is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to sell the 22 donated raffle baskets as gifts items that the volunteers and local businesses graciously donated. This includes 10 baskets filled to the brim with children’s toys, games, and crafts. (Baskets graciously donated by the Fresh Market, A Day in the Country, Sherman’s Sporting Goods, Lyda Farms, Dreamweaver, Forget-Me-Not Florist, Carolina Ace Hardware, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists.) Prices from $25-$60. Baked goods and Christmas cactus are for sale today, ranging from $1-$6; also for sale children’s items of Christmas hats &headbands, and porcelain dolls donated by Honeysuckle Hollow for $1-$2.

The farm is holding Christmas tours Dec. 17-21 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will open their gift shop. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. Call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register. Questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.