Visit the Farm


We invite you and your loved ones to spend some time here at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Available activities vary by season, but the farm is always open to visitors year-round. Make a weekend of it, we are just 20 minutes away from Chimney Rock State Park, Lake Lure and The Hickory Nut Gorge and Asheville, 30 minutes from Hendersonville and 45 minutes from Brevard.

We are a working farm. Please help us keep you, ourselves, and our animals safe by staying in the visitor areas and obeying all signage.



September and October are a special time at the farm where we provide a wealth of activities and fun for families and visitors of all ages.

Read about our Fall Festivities.

ACTIVITIES:  Corn Maze, Trike Track, Hay Climb, Cider Press, Corn Box, Culvert Slides, Baby Pigs, Goats, Calves, Picnic Areas

RIDES: Kiddie Cart Rides, Hay Rides, and Horse Rides are offered Saturday + Sunday from 11 am-4 pm. Tickets for rides must be purchases in addition to regular admission.

U-PICK: Visit our pumpkin patch and apple orchard and head home ready for pumpkin carving and pie baking. Our pumpkin patch opens in mid-September. Our young apple trees did not have proper fruit set this year so there is no Upick for apples. We do however have apples for sale.



Shop our farm store while you warm up with a hot cup of cider. Visit with the pigs deep bedded in the hoop barn. Catch a glimpse of the cows out on pasture, grazing their stockpiled fescue.

If Santa Claus can take a break from his busy schedule, he’ll pay a visit to the farm as well!

We also offer holiday gift baskets, holiday meal catering, and a fall/winter CSA to get you through the season.

$3 admission on Saturdays and Sundays (kids 4 and under free). Slides and picnic areas are open year-round.



Spring on the farm is all about baby chicks and calves. Come take a peek at the goodness of life on the farm.  Our cows, pigs, and goats are out on pasture, but you can visit our chicks in the brooder then enjoy the spring sun with a picnic by the creek.

$3 admission on Saturdays and Sundays (kids 4 and under free). Slides and picnic areas are open year-round.

We have also started a spring tradition with the annual Springtime Fairy Party.  Put some Spring in your Wings as we invite guests out to welcome warmer weather with dancing pixies, face painting, vendors and much more!



During the summer months, our Big Barn is the happening place to be every Friday night!

Friday Night Barn Dance

Put on your dancing shoes and boot scoot on the dance floor to one of our esteemed local band favorites from 6-9pm! Many of the shows will be lead with a square dance or other dance lesson. Admission is $6.  HNG Catering will also have quite the spread available for dinner.

U-PICK: Once fully ripened, our U-Pick berry orchard fills with organically raised blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.