Santa is coming!

Santa is coming! December 3, 4, 10, 11th.   Visit with Santa in the Red Shed!  A real bearded Santa! Make Snowman Soup!  Make a marshmallow snowman and roast marshmallows! Enjoy Hot Cocoa!  Fun in the Family Playgrounds! Visit the animals!  Bring your cameras!  

Braehead Farm is open daily 9am-5pm!
Santa will be in The Red Shed waiting for you to visit him from:
9:30am-12:30pm AND 1:30pm-4:30 PM.
(Santa takes a break from 12:30 to 1:30, so go play, shop, or have lunch and ice cream! The lunch kitchen will be open!
No reservations needed. No waiting in line! Go play in The Family Playgrounds until your number given as you arrived is shown on the LED screen at Santa’s Red Shed barn! Don’t forget to get your number when you arrive!
Visit with SANTA! Make SNOWMAN SOUP with the elves! Make a marshmallow snowman on a roasting stick! ROAST MARSHMALLOWS and drink your Snowman Soup! Go playand visit the animals, grab some lunch from the lunch kitchen and shop in the market!
Cost: Our everyday $5.00 Family Playgrounds fee PLUS the Santa Event Fee of $7.00 per person (children and adults) for a total of $12.00 PER PERSON, AGE 2 AND UNDER FREE! This fee includes all day play in The Family Playgrounds! Go play, picnic and visit the farm animals while waiting your turn to go into the Red Shed!
2022-2023 Fall/Winter Season Passholders only pay the Event fee of $7.00 per person, age 2 and under free. Bring your cameras! (No professional photographer on site. We will help you with your photos!)
The market will be full of fresh baked cookies, gingerbread men, coffee and hot cocoa!
PLEASE NOTE, Santa does take a break between 12:30pm and 1:30pm. If you arrive close to 12:00 noon or later you will be advised that you may have to wait until after Santa’s break to visit him in the barn. The wait will depend on the number of guests ahead of you. PLEASE, be patient as we will do our best to give everyone ample time with Santa while also trying to get everyone through before the break. You are welcome to have lunch or play on the farm during that time.
We limit the amount of people in the barn at one time. There is a family waiting, one with Santa, one starting the Snowman Soup and one at the exit getting their marshmallow roasting sticks. No one will be in the barn until their number has been shown on the LED screen out front and they show their REQUIRED EVENT WRISTBAND TO ENTER THE BARN.

Winter at Braehead Farm!  

Winter hours – Open every day 9am-5pm.  Open year round!  Closed at 1:00 pm on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

The Braehead Farm Market, Lunch Kitchen, and Family Playgrounds is open year round!  You can purchase seasonal produce already picked or pick your own!   Enjoy ice cream!  Shop for meats, dairy products and bakery products!    Jams, relishes and pickles!  Local Honey!  And…so much more!

Let us do the holiday baking for you!  

    • Feel free to call the Market and pre-order for pies, cakes, muffins, cookies, dairy items,  for a pickup!  Let us make that special occasion dinner dessert PIE or sliceable LOAF CAKE for you!  Call the Braehead Market at 540-899-984805481bakenjoy
    • PIES: Apple, Dutch Apple, Caramel Apple Nut,  Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Coconut Custard, Peach, Fruits of the Forest, Strawberry Rhubarb.  Seasonal pies: Pecan, Pumpkin, Raspberry and Sweet Potato.
    • SLICEABLE LOAF CAKES: Apple Caramel, Blueberry, Cinnamon Burst, Cranberry Orange Nut, Zucchini Nut, Pumpkin, Triple Berry, Peach Melba, Triple Berry Loaf and French Vanilla!
    • COOKIES: Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Chunk, Sugar Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin, Ginger Molasses, M & M, Smore’s, snickerdoodle.
    • Seasonal cookies-Gingerbread men
    • MUFFINS: Peach, Cranberry Orange Nut, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate with chips, Pumpkin, Blueberry, Banana Nut, Lemon Poppyseed, Rum Butter.
Current produce in our fields:
No reservation needed. There is no admission to pick produce in the front PYO fields…just pay for what you pick. (The only admission area is the Family Playgrounds with the farm animals. $5.00 per person, age 2 and under free.  *see below)
VEGGIES: Kale, collards, spinach, carrots, beets, bell peppers, banana peppers, snacking peppers, hungarian wax peppers,  Jalapeno peppers, eggplant, winter squash, pumpkins and decorative gourds.
PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED, BY LAW, IN THE FRONT PICK-YOUR-OWN FIELDS.  You are welcome to bring your dog on a leash and pick up after them, in the other areas of our farm.  We prefer the dog NOT come into the market IF the market is busy and full of customers.  We would be glad to help you to get to the back of the market by walking around.  Just remember that we have free range chickens.  


Braehead Farm is open YEAR-ROUND! Our Spring through Fall hours are 9am-6pm. Winter hours are 9am-5pm beginning on November 6, 2022.

Shop in the market, stay for lunch and ice cream, play in the Family Playgrounds! 
Shop for Farm Fresh Dairy, eggs, meats, bacon, jams, peanut butters, peanuts, fudge, bakery items and more!
*Daily Play in The Family Playgrounds behind the market from 9am-6pm – no reservation needed.  The daily admission is $5.00 per person, children and adults.  Age 2 and under are always free.   You pay this admission in the market when you arrive.  You can visit the farm animals, play and picnic.  We also offer a Seasonal Pass for unlimited visits during the pass dates, of $25.00 per person, age 2 and under free.   The Spring Summer Season Pass starts for use on February 22, 2023 and goes through Labor Day, September 4, 2023.   The Fall Winter then starts in September through February!  See a cashier for details!

Rental Barns for parties and events!  See our Birthday party page!

The Braehead Farm Lunch Kitchen is open weekdays from 11am-2pm and weekends from 11am-4pm.  You can picnic beside the market or in the Family Playgrounds if you have paid admission.  We do have limited table spaces inside the market for lunch and ice cream.

View our current  menu:  click this link…

Braehead Farm Lunch Kitchen | Braehead Farm


Contact Us

Phone: 540-899-9848
Fax: 540-899-9847
1130 Tyler Street
Fredericksburg, VA22401



Farm Roasts

Gather with friends for a farm roast! Here at Braehead Farm we have fire pits, with picnic tables under shade trees in the Family Playgrounds!  These fire pits and tables can be reserved for your special group!   Each fire pit and picnic table (table seats about 10 adults) area is $55.00 and includes the wood for the fire, our staff will get the fire going and will extinguish the fire when finished.   This firepit fee does not include our daily admission fee to the Family Playgrounds of $5.00 per person, age 2 and under free.  Also, during an event such as Fall Festival or the Santa Event, there is an event fee to enter into the event.

Available “Farm Roasting”  times:

9:30 AM – 12:15 Noon | 12:30 PM – 3:15 PM

3:30 PM – 6:15 in Spring/Summer/Fall

Check in at our Farm Market for your reserved pit area and head to your designated fire pit!

To reserve your space, call Braehead Farm at 540-899-9848.  A reservation with a $20.00 deposit is required to hold your date and time.


Our Market


Braehead Farm is open YEAR ROUND! Shop, play and stay for lunch!  With the time change, Braehead Farm will be open from 9am-5pm daily.

 Spring through Fall hours are 9am-6pm. 

Our lunch kitchen is open year round from 11-4 on weekends and 11-2 weekdays.  Call ahead for a pickup!  540-899-9848. Check out our Lunch menu page…click link…

Braehead Farm Lunch Kitchen | Braehead Farm

Located at 1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA  22401.  540-899-9848

Stop into the market for all of your farm fresh items and local made gifts!

  • Fresh seasonal produce- blueberries, (raspberries and blackberries are trickling in and should be in the market by 7/8/22) leafy greens such as kale, collards, mustard, broccoli, swiss chard, carrots, beets, Kholrabi.  Check out our Pick-Your-Own page!
  • Peaches and corn will be in the market by the 2nd week of July!
  •  White potatoes and sweet potatoes, apples in the market.
  • Beef, pork, shrimp
  • Homemade pot pies, chicken and beef
  • Fresh Free range chicken eggs
  • Dairy fresh milks, creams, ice cream, cheeses
  • Jams, pickled items, sauces, ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, BBQ sauces, ciders, syrups
  • Local made peanut butters 
  • We have fresh baked pies, cookies, muffins and loaf cakes! 
  • baking mixes, gourmet popcorns, and more
  • Gluten free items

10lb FRESH slab of sliced Kunzler bacon.   Order by 12:00 Noon on Wednesdays for Thursday pickup.  Call the market for current pricing.  540-899-9848

Most of our produce that grows in our fields, is also in our market.  You can either “Pick-Your-Own” or purchase already picked in the Market! 
The Family Play-Grounds is also open ($5.00 per person, age 2 and under free) so come on down to pick, shop and play!  Picnic with your family! Check out the indoor glass beehive!  We also offer a Season Pass to the Family Playgrounds ($25.00 per person, age 2 and under free.)  Visit the animals, play in the playgrounds, the hay barn, picnic, play tether ball, volleyball, walk on the slack line, rope the steer heads, and more! 


  • Feel free to call the Market and pre-order for pies, cakes, muffins, cookies, dairy items,  for a pickup!  Let us make that special occasion dinner PIE or sliceable LOAF CAKE for you!  Call the Braehead Market at 540-899-984805481bakenjoy
  • PIES: $18.99 each  Apple, Dutch Apple, Caramel Apple Nut, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach,  Fruits of the Forest, Strawberry Rhubarb and Coconut Custard.  Seasonal pies: Pecan, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato.
  • LOAVES: $8.49 each Apple Caramel, Blueberry, Cinnamon Burst, Cranberry Orange Nut, French Vanilla, Zucchini Nut, Pumpkin, Triple Berry, Banana chocolate chip, Banana Nut, Lemon, Peach Melba.
  • COOKIES: Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Chunk, Sugar Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin,  M & M, and Ginger Molasses.
  • MUFFINS: Peach, Cranberry Orange Nut, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Apple, Double Chocolate with chips, Pumpkin, Blueberry, Banana Nut, Red Velvet, Rum Butter and corn muffin.

The Market accepts cash, local check with ID or credit card  Be sure to see the OBSERVATION BEE HIVE!  It is a glass, working bee hive.  It is sure to captivate the children while you shop! .




2022 Summer Equestrian Camp WILL BE HELD AT WOODPECKER FARM IN CAROLINE COUNTY.  See information below for camp held at Woodpecker Farm.

Woodpecker Farm has many well trained ponies for horse camp.  Braehead Farm will not be hosting horse camp this year.


(Additional camp details are included below)

What Campers Need to Bring:

  1. ASTM Approved riding helmet
  2. Jodhpur type boots – with ½” to 1” heel
  3. Lunch (water and snack provided)
  4. One change of clothes
  5. Extra shoes for hiking and playing
  6. Sun screen


These camps are scheduled for all levels of riders.  The focus will be on teaching young equestrians proper and safe riding techniques and care for horses and equipment.

Advanced levels excel in perfecting riding skills and expanding their horse knowledge.

Each day, weather permitting, there will be lessons on horseback and off. A typical day would have a lesson, unmounted instruction, and mounted games or a trail ride.


Great opportunities are in store for those advanced campers who are accepted.  They will benefit from having instruction every day and guest professionals.

Emphasis will put on each individual’s skills that may need attention both on and off horses.  In addition, they will be trained in course designing, horse show management and produce our Tuesday evening horse show.

Of course, there is always time for fun and games.

Advanced campers must be able to jump a 2’ course and know their leads and diagonals.


Admission: The Family Playgrounds is a ** $5.00 (+tax) per person admission area of the farm. Age 2 and under are free.   This admission gives you unlimited hours of same day play during business hours and includes:


  • Play barn with rope swings
  • “steer heads” to rope!
  • Swings and slides!
  • Sand piles with trucks and toys!
  • A tree deck with slide!
  • Corn pit!
  • Trikes and push tractors for the little ones!
  • slack line to walk across!
  • FARM ANIMAL RESCUE MISSION!  Braehead Farm has many animals for you to see!  These animals are all rescues from various situations and have been brought to Braehead Farm to live!   Our farm animals include….chickens, cows, pigs, goats, alpacas, sheep, horses, donkeys, rabbits…and honey bees to watch in their visual hive!
  • Picnic tables!  Bring your own picnic or enjoy our Braehead Farm Kitchen offerings from 11-4 open on weekends and weekdays 11-2 March-December.  Delicious BBQ, hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken salad and more.
  • Fire pits with picnic tables to rent!
  • Age 2 and under are free!
  • The Family Playgrounds also offers two barns – “The Red Shed” and “The Block Shed”,  for hosting your own events and birthday parties.

Season Passes!  Enjoy unlimited, daily play in the Family Playgrounds during operating hours with a Season’s Pass.  A Seasonal Pass is $25.00 per person, age 2 and under free.   The Spring Summer Season Pass starts for use on February 22, 2022 and goes through Labor Day, September 5, 2022.  We then start our Fall Winter Season Pass from September through February. (6 months)  See cashier for details!

Note: Some special events will  not be included in the pass or will have a  separate or additional fee.  Season Passes are non transferrable to other people and is non-refundable.  The pass does not include staff led farm educational field trips and tours.   They also are not for use of the barn rentals.  Barn rentals are a separate fee with counted wristbands.  The pass is for entry to the Family Playgrounds only and is not related to rental barns or field trips or an special event fees.

Contact Us

Phone: 540-899-9848
Fax: 540-899-9847
1130 Tyler Street
Fredericksburg, VA22401
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