Gray and Mollie Anderson, owners of Grant Tree Farm in Grant, have been running a 60 acre choose and cut tree farm for more than 20 years. They bought the farm from Mollie's parents who started the farm in 1983.

Together with their family, dedicated employees and faithful volunteers they have grown their farm from just selling Christmas trees to running two different festivals in the fall over four weekends.

They work year-round planting and growing their trees, raising honey bees and cattle.

Currently, they have nearly 10,000 Christmas trees planted and any new trees they plant take about five years to reach 6'-8'.

They grow Leyland cypress, Ocensii, Castlewellan Gold, Naylor's Blue, Blue Ice and Virginia Pine trees.

For the last seven years, they have been bringing in Fraiser Fir trees from North Carolina to give their customers a variety of options.

Starting the first Saturday after Thanksgiving they welcome guests for the Fall Harvest Fest for three consecutive Saturdays.

They encourage everyone to gather up their family and spend the day with them "down on the farm". There is an abundance of activities to keep everyone busy and entertained. This year about 60 craft vendors will be on hand selling their goods as well.

Guests can watch demonstrations to learn the process to make cane syrup, spinning and weaving.

Local musicians will be on hand playing bluegrass and gospel music and Santa Claus will make an appearance.

The Fall Harvest Fest has grown over the years attracting nearly 3,000 visitors. Many of whom start their day off early with a serving of fresh homemade biscuits and gravy.

One family who has been coming to Grant Tree Farm for thirteen years is Jeremy and Mary Ware from Elizabeth, LA.

They attend the festival each year and take home a fresh cut Christmas tree each time. Tree prices range $12-$15 per foot.

If you would prefer not to take home a cut tree, they also offer living Christmas trees as well. Trees in a 15-gallon pot that can be used during the holiday then planted.

Admission and parking to Grant Tree Farm is free of charge for everyone.

They do offer a $17 activity bracelet that gives each guest unlimited access to the corn maze, jump pillow, zip line and cage maze.

They also offer hay rides at $2.00 per person with all proceeds being donated to charity each year.

Anyone looking for some good clean family fun should definitely check out the Fall Harvest Fest at Grant Tree Farm.

Chances are that you too will become a returning customer for years to come.