Gem Dandy Tour – This tour will not be offered Fall 2020



During our 2020 Fall Season we will be offering our most popular fall educational tour on a consistent basis.  We will only offer  the Pumpkin Power Educational Classroom.  This will be offered on Wednesdays and Fridays.   

We realize that lots of the schools who have attended our farm in the past, will not be able to come.  In order for us to be able to continue to offer educational tours, we will be opening up on these weekdays to the public as well.   

We will be scheduling visits to hour farm with TIMED TICKETING, limiting the numbers of guests arriving to our farm. 

As we open our fall season, we are planning for Wednesdays and Fridays to be open to the public and groups coming out for educational tours.  The price will be $12 per person and should be purchased in advance.  

To purchase tickets for our weekdays and to find our more details about what is included for our fall 2020 –  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

The Gem Mining activity will be able to be purchased at the farm once here for $4 if not set up online to purchase when you purchase your tickets.  



The below information is not applicable for educational tours during the fall of 2020.  This information has been left on the website to show the detail that we have used when capacity and field trips have been growing at our farm.  We will be pivoting to create mobile field trips as well as virtual field trips to continue to provide agriculture education to the students and public.  Feel free to call us if you would like to talk with us further or to customize something for your group. 

Tammy Peterson  





Educational Field Trips – Previous to COVID-19


During the Gem Dandy Tour, students will learn all about gem mining and nature’s precious stones. Discussion will cover stone and rock formation and classification, the difference between a gem and a fossil, and the worldwide impact of these minerals and North Carolina’s rich gold history. Participants will venture to PayDirt Pete’s Treasure Mine, where they’ll get to shake and sift the mining rough in their sluice box and let the water uncover their own treasure. They’ll take their discoveries home in a small bag, along with an identification card for their precious finds.

Don’t miss out on this event, a must see for Christmas 2019!

Saturday, November 30, 2019