16th Annual Country Roads Christmas Tour Runs 11/5 – 12/5!

Last year WCKC did the 15th Annual Country Roads Tour and loved learning about all these small businesses.  It’s perfect for holiday shopping!

Cruise the back roads of Central MA and stop in at any of the 16 shops on the tour map and support small family businesses. Each year the participating shop owners get together to provide this tour and offer prizes to people who visit!  The grand prize winner is awarded a $50 gift card to each shop! A $800 value! Sixteen other lucky winners will each receive a $50 gift card to a designated shop. How to enter: Pick up a stamp card at any of the 16 shops, complete the whole tour collecting stamps, and you could win the Grand Prize, or collect up to 16 stamps and be eligible for one of 16 Second Prizes.

Participating Stores:

Smith’s Country Cheese
20 Otter River Road, Winchendon
(978) 939-5738
Tues-Sun 10am-5pm
A farmstead cheese producer. The milk used to make Gouda, Cheddar and Havarti comes from their herd of 200 Holsteins. Local specialty foods and gifts available at their farmstand. Now offering local wine & beer.

The Kitchen Garden
268 Baldwinville Road, Templeton
(978) 939-8558
Tues-Fri 7am-5pm | Sat-Sun 8am-5pm
templetonkitchengarden.com
Featuring Finnish coffee bread from their bakery, the New England country store carries local gifts, produce, specialty foods and great coffee. Visit their ice cream shop May through September. Celebrating their 30th year!

Country Bumpkin Antiques
36 Baldwinville Road, Templeton
(978) 387-6017
Wed-Sun 10am-5pm
After Thanksgiving: Open everyday 10am-5pm
A vintage Antiques and Collectable dealers shop. Opened in October 2018

Kro’s on the Common
10 Baldwinville Road, Templeton
(978) 652-5780
Wed-Sun 8am-2pm
Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, & hosting private events.

Valley View Farm
179 Barre Rd, Templeton
(978) 939-1066
Wed-Sat 10am-6pm | Sun 10am-3pm
A state of the art meat shop providing custom butchering, smoking, wild game, and poultry processing. PYO Fruit and Pumpkins. Now hosting private pig roast events at their picturesque on-site venue.

Valley Florist & Gift Shop
1 Valley Drive, Rte. 101, Templeton
(978) 632-2950
Open 7 Days-Call for Hours
After 12/1: Closed Sundays
A full-service florist featuring 7 greenhouses and a gift shop, specializing in flowers for all occasions for over 59 years. Homegrown annuals, perennials and vegetables in spring. Gifts, wreaths and centerpieces for the holidays.

Plain View Farm
130 Gardner Road, Hubbardston
(978) 820-1199
Fri-Sun 10am-4pm or by appointment
Luxurious alpaca-fiber products. The shop, tucked in the main barn, integrates beautiful alpaca products with real farm life. Sweaters, hats, gloves, socks, yarn and other crafted items. Breeders of award winning alpacas since 2010.

A Thyme & A Place
52 Gardner Road, Hubbardston
(978) 928-1300
Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm

Unique home furnishings, decor and beautiful refinished finds. Also showing at Crompton Collectives in Worcester, MA and Robin’s Egg in Milford, NH.

Giacomo’s Gourmet Foods
32 Main Street, Hubbardston
508-826-8808
Wed-Fri 11am-6pm | Sat-Sun 10am-3pm
Gourmet foods & prepared meals.

Back in Thyme
58 Rice Rd, Templeton
(978) 939-8572
Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm or by appointment
Country decorative furnishings and talented, local consignors. Artfully repurposed wood furniture, hand painted signs, florals, jewelry and so much more.

Red Apple Farm
455 Highland Avenue, Phillipston
(978) 249-6763 | (800) 628-4851
Open daily: Call for hours
An authentic, New England family apple farm. Pick-your-own fruit seasonally. Year-round store is filled with fresh baked goods, homemade fudge, apple cider donuts, all-natural cider, farm fresh fruits and vegetables and locally made products.

Petersham Arts Center
8 North St, Petersham
(978) 724-3415
Thurs-Sun 12pm-4pm
The Shop offers a wide range of unique art and crafts created by New England artists. Painting, photography, textiles, jewelry, pottery, clothing, ironwork, paper works, glass, and much more fill the Shop. Books by regional authors and beautiful note cards by area artists fill out the shelves.

The Country Store
2 North Main Street, Petersham
(978) 724-0000
Mon-Sat 8am-7pm | Sun 9am-5pm
A local and natural grocery and eatery. Serving breakfast and lunch until 3 pm. Grocery features New England cheeses, meats, wine, beer, maple syrup and honey. One-of-a-kind local, handmade crafts & gifts. A classic 1840’s country store.

Hartman’s Herb Farm
1026 Old Dana Road, Barre
(978) 355-2015
Open daily 9am-5pm
Custom made dried flower wreaths, centerpieces and gift baskets; spices, teas, preserves, herb plants & perennials. Shipping UPS daily.

Valcourt Sugar Shack -New for 2021
67 New Salem Rd, Petersham
(978) 479-6635
Open 10am-4pm Daily
Valcourt Sugar Shack is a family owned and operated maple syrup producer. The Valcourt’s make high quality maple syrup on their property.

Dandelions
34 Fruitland Rd, Barre
(978) 257-8064
Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri 1pm-6pm | Sat/Sun 11am-5pm | Or by appointment
An artisan shop specializing in handcrafted jewelry, pottery and home decor, original artwork, all-natural skin care, greeting cards, teas, and delicious fresh-made pastries. Featuring the work of over 40 local artisans and crafters. There’s always something new to find.

Pick up a stamp card at any of our 16 shops, complete the whole tour collecting stamps, and you could win the Grand Prize, or one of 16 Second Prizes.

 

Country Roads Christmas Tour
Event Dates: November 5-December 5

 

    2 Responses

    1. Cynthia OLeary

      My friend & I completed the tour yesterday. We got some nice gifts for Christmas presents, but I believe the best gift of all was the fun we had visiting each location( some we went back to twice). Each shop made us feel really welcome .We have already told others about the locations we visited. Wish us luck on winning the drawing!
      Thanks for the Joyous Season…
      Cynthia O

      1. Fran Cournoyer

        Thank you for sharing that with us Cynthia! We felt the same way doing this tour. Good luck with the drawing and Happy Holidays!

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