Christmas at Walnut Grove Farm Celebrates Local Art & Small Businesses

Knoxville, Illinois.  Walnut Grove Farm, a National Historic Register farmstead, is hosting “Christmas at Walnut Grove Farm.”  Featuring gifts from regional artisans, wreaths, simmering foods and family fun, the event has become an established tradition during Thanksgiving weekend.  Walnut Grove Farm is located ½ mile north of Knoxville, Illinois on Carr Street.  Admission is generous gift of food items for local charity Christmas baskets.

Walnut Grove Farm has showcased fine artistic talent from people who are some of the most creative business entrepreneurs of West Central Illinois for 26 years.  At this juried show, artisans will be offering a diverse range of one-of-a-kind items from pottery to gourmet chocolates; paintings, photography, folk art and jewelry to weaving, intarsia, wood carving and polymer clay vases; hand-felted and crocheted wearable art and handmade furniture.

Horse-drawn carriage rides, warm food, festive music and meeting the artists are a staple at Walnut Grove Farm.  Chat with Old World Saint Nicholas who will arrive daily at 11 AM.  Families can kick-off the holiday season by selecting natural designer wreaths and greens to “deck the halls.”

“Christmas at Walnut Grove Farm is truly a holiday homecoming.  Extended family celebrations have grown to include a visit to this barn festival.  Coupled with meaningful gift-giving and opportunities to support local artisans, the barn is always about celebrating quality.  Come see us!” states Jan King, event coordinator.