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A Merry Little Christmas Arts, Crafts and Gift Show

victorian-christmas-presents-188x300For families near and far seeking a local outdoor shopping experience, including a variety of local Arts & Crafts, items to compliment hearth and home and unique items for stuffing those stockings as well as everyone’s favorite kettle corn and shaved ice, plenty of free parking, and a romping around the specially decorated grounds for your children to experience, come visit us the weekend of December 10th & 11th!

Admission is $5.00 for everyone 13 and older. Children 12 & under free. Admission includes entry onto grounds both days, a raffle ticket to deposit in front of a specially donated item from our talented vendors, and wagon rides through the Abbey Nature Preserve on the half-hour, but wait! that’s not all …

The farm animals will be in full regalia and available for nose-rubbing and picture-taking, a Wild West stage for campy family photo opportunities at the Stables and a live tree for the children to decorate as well as a mail box for posting those letters to Santa, or visit a Santa’s Workshop for children both Naughty & Nice, and a few of your neighbors and their friends and families over this two-day weekend.

children-sleighShhhhhh… we hear Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance at the Gazebo on Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon & 2 – 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m.

For an additional experience, the Manor House will be open for self-guided tours – this is a daytime peek of the lovingly decorated eight rooms of the Manor House, each room featuring a live tree by theme and color for our evening Candlelight Tours. Boys and girls, see if you can discover the one special room in the house decorated just for you. $7.00 for adults and teens & $3.00 for children under 12.

Inflatables will be on site, and for a $5.00 wristband, Santa’s little helpers will have unlimited opportunity to bounce to their hearts delight!

On Saturday, stay past 5 p.m. for the lighting of the grounds – a spectacular sight! – roast marshmallows and watch a few of our favorite films: “A Christmas Story,” “Polar Express,” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” outdoors and under the stars.

All proceeds benefit historic Poplar Grove Plantation, opened to the public since 1980, and a 501(c)3 non-profit since 1996. Thank you for supporting our conservation, education and preservation efforts.

A Merry Little Christmas Arts, Crafts & Gift Show

victorian-christmas-presents-188x300For families near and far seeking a local outdoor shopping experience, including a variety of local Arts & Crafts, items to compliment hearth and home and unique items for stuffing those stockings as well as everyone’s favorite kettle corn and shaved ice, plenty of free parking, and a romping around the specially decorated grounds for your children to experience, come visit us the weekend of December 10th & 11th!

Admission is $5.00 for everyone 13 and older. Children 12 & under free. Admission includes entry onto grounds both days, a raffle ticket to deposit in front of a specially donated item from our talented vendors, and wagon rides through the Abbey Nature Preserve on the half-hour, but wait! that’s not all …

The farm animals will be in full regalia and available for nose-rubbing and picture-taking, a Wild West stage for campy family photo opportunities at the Stables and a live tree for the children to decorate as well as a mail box for posting those letters to Santa, or visit a Santa’s Workshop for children both Naughty & Nice, and a few of your neighbors and their friends and families over this two-day weekend.

children-sleighShhhhhh… we hear Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance at the Gazebo on Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon & 2 – 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m.

For an additional experience, the Manor House will be open for self-guided tours – this is a daytime peek of the lovingly decorated eight rooms of the Manor House, each room featuring a live tree by theme and color for our evening Candlelight Tours. Boys and girls, see if you can discover the one special room in the house decorated just for you. $7.00 for adults and teens & $3.00 for children under 12.

Inflatables will be on site, and for a $5.00 wristband, Santa’s little helpers will have unlimited opportunity to bounce to their hearts delight!

On Saturday, stay past 5 p.m. for the lighting of the grounds – a spectacular sight! – roast marshmallows and watch a few of our favorite films: “A Christmas Story,” “Polar Express,” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” outdoors and under the stars.

All proceeds benefit historic Poplar Grove Plantation, opened to the public since 1980, and a 501(c)3 non-profit since 1996. Thank you for supporting our conservation, education and preservation efforts.

Gourmet in the Grove

The Area’s 1st Evening Market!

 

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Humble Roots Farm

Poplar Grove is pleased to present Gourmet in the Grove, a late afternoon/early evening artisan & farmers’ market directly in front of the Manor House from 4-7:30 PM every Thursday this summer, featuring area vendors from Jacksonsville to Surf City to downtown Wilmington to Carolina Beach. The Manor House will be open for preview between 5-7 PM at no charge.

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Green Seasons Garden Center

If work keeps you behind the desk, or in the truck & on the road, or in scrubs all day, don’t miss this opportunity to browse, shop, wine and dine after work hours – for a little of this and a little of that from just a few of our local vendors:

Wine tastings from Bennett Vineyards Trading Company, formerly Vineyards on the Scuppernong, calming oils from Botanic Synergy and Shea Whips & Butters from The Shea Butter Lady, mouth-watering jalapenos (try their meatballs!) by Cape Fear Pirate Candy, soothing scents from Caren’s Candles, and organic produce from Green Seasons Garden Center.

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Hawleywood Hound & Home

A big shout out to our favorite neighbor right here in Scotts Hill: Hawleywood Hound & Home. How much more local can you get?

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Our Mom’s Best

Don’t forget to visit our friends: Muspha y Mensa’s Art Mobile, sample relishes from Our Mom’s Best, meet local artist Linda Callison from Out of Chaos, take away barbecue from Poor Piggy’s Food Truck, or poultry, fish and beef seasonings from Shipwrecked Seasonings based in Hampstead, and, of course – Greek baklava! from Chef Alexis of The Creative Marketplace.

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Turner Family Farms

Turner Family Farms has flowers, fresh produce and salad dressings, and Wheelmington of Farmin’ always has an array of tantalizing sandwiches for a quick bite on your way home. And bring the kids – The Wow Factor of Wilmington inflatable will tucker them right out & Snowie of the Carolinas will be on site for them to cool down with a cup of shaved ice.

The main floor of the Manor House will be open for viewing as the sun sets, so don’t sit in traffic. Pull over, feel the sun, and decompress at Poplar Grove. We won’t tell how many samples you accepted before going home!