Welcome to our 3rd annual Christmas Tree Pull List!
If you’re looking for a festive way to kick of the holiday season you might want to check out your local Christmas tree farm and see what type of fun events kick-off at the end of November.
There’s a handful of Christmas tree farms across that the country that will proudly be hosting events that include dogs, specifically Newfoundlands, who have volunteered their time to help haul your Christmas tree!
This is a great chance for you to get out and support your fellow Newfies, and if you’ve been looking to get a Newfoundland, this is a great way to see the breed in action and talk to many educated people who can help answer any questions that you might have.
Here’s a shortlist of some of the Christmas tree pull events that I’ve found going on in November and December.
As a side note, it seems like a few of the tree farms have added extra days for pulls. So instead of just one day, there are now 2 days!
Moore’s Tree Farm.
Located in Groton, New York.
This event takes place Saturday, November 30th from 11 am-2 pm EST.
Genesee Region Newfoundland Club will be there with their Newfies to haul your tree from the field to the processing area.
All donations will benefit the NCA Newfoundland Dog Charitable Trust Rescue.
Located in Augusta, New Jersey.
The event takes place on Saturday, November 30th.
Newfoundland dogs will be there to haul your tree from the field. Call ahead for exact time as one is not listed yet.
Rain date is set for 12/01/19
Located in Walworth, Wisconsin.
The event takes place on Friday and Saturday, November 29th-30th 11 am-3 pm.
Newfies will be on hand to pull your tree from the field to the processing area.
I’m not sure which club will be there representing the Newfies because one is not listed as of yet.
Eckert’s Country Store & Farms
Located in Belleville, Illinois
This pull takes place on Saturday, November 30th at 10 am-2 pm CST
The River King Newfoundland Newfoundland Club will have Newfies on site to haul trees
Mills Apple Farm
Located in Marine, Illinois
River King Newfoundland Club will also be at Mills Apple Farm on December 7th from 10 am-2 pm and Newfies will haul Christmas trees to your car.
Bees and Trees Farm
This looks to be the first year for Bees and Trees Farm which is located at 18028 Carrico Mills Rd in Elkwood, VA 22718.
This event is hosted by Colonial Newfoundland Club and the fun takes place at 9 am-3 pm on November 30th AND on 12/14 from 9:00 am – 3 pm.
Located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
This pull takes place on Saturday, December 1st from 12 noon till 5:00 pm. This event is hosted by Colonial Newfoundland Club and all Newfs are welcome.
Saltsman Christmas Tree Farm
Located in Rhinebeck, New York.
This event takes place Saturday, December 7th from 11 am-3 pm EST. Bear Mountain Newfoundland Club will be there with their Newfies to haul your tree from the field to the Christmas shop.
Located in Yorba Linda, California
This event takes place on Saturday, December 7th from 9 am – 5 pm (PST). Southern California Newfoundland Club will be there representing.
Dull’s Tree Farm
Located in Thorntown, Indiana.
The event takes place on Sunday, December 7th – December 8th. 1-5pm EST. (there’s a little confusion on the time. The Dull’s site says 1-5 and the SCNR site says 12-4)
The SCNR will be on the farm with their Newfies and the dogs will pull your tree from the field to the processing area.
Some pull a cart or a sled, some pull a tarp. They work alone or in teams.
Tips and donations benefit South Central Newfoundland Rescue. This is one of the biggest events that take place on the farm so be prepared for a crowd.
Located in Ballston Spa, NY
Northland Newfoundland Club will be at Ellms trees on December 14th from 11 am – 2 pm
(Please note that there is not a published event on either site yet for the above pull. This was information was given to me by an NCA ambassador on 11/21.)
Located in Springfield, Vermont.
**CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN**
This event takes place on Sunday, December 14th from 11 am-2 pm EST.
Hosted by the Newfoundland Club of New England. Newfs will be on hand to haul trees or to give you a smooch.
Located in Mohnton, Pennsylvania.
This pull is on Saturday, December 14th from 10 am till 5 pm. The event hosted by New-Pen-Del Newfoundland Club. All dogs and humans are welcome, dogs must be on a leash.
This is what I’ve found advertised so far if you know of any others please let me know and I will add it to the list.
If you’re lucky enough to be able to attend one of these events make sure to support the regional club by providing the Newfie who hauls your tree a tip or make a donation to the club. These Newfies are working hard for other Newfies!
Also, every year that we post about these events we get a lot of people asking about how to get a Newfie involved in carting.
We highly recommend contacting your regional Newfoundland group who can further assist you with the training and equipment needed.
We do have a Beginner’s Guide To Carting With Your Dog that you can check out to see what’s involved.