Lunch & Tour: October 28, 2023

Oct 28 2023
Gates Open at 9:30.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$99.00

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Hourly Schedule

9:30
GATES OPEN & CHECK-IN
You will not receive a digital or printed ticket as they are not needed for entry. Your name will be on a list at the registration area located near the restrooms and gift shop adjacent to the parking area. Enjoy refreshments under the tent until tour begins.
10:00 - 12:00
GUIDED TOUR OF HOME & GARDENS
A guided tour through P. Allen Smith’s three-story Greek Revival-style home. Guests will learn about P. Allen Smith’s authentic design approach that pays homage to the history of the farm. Explore Arkansas’ beautiful countryside overlooking the Arkansas River while touring Allen’s Terrace Garden, the Hidden Rose Garden, Hydrangea Allée, and his one-acre Vegetable Garden.
12:00 - 1:00
LUNCH IN GRANGE HALL
Connect to the land as you sit down to a farm-to-table lunch featuring a Seasonal recipe from P. Allen Smith’s book, Seasonal Recipes from the Garden. For dessert, enjoy a slice of Allen’s famous buttermilk pecan pie with homemade whipped cream.
1:00 - 2:00
GUIDED TOUR OF POULTRYVILLE
Last but certainly not least, a visit to Poultryville to meet the chickens and other animals. Learn about Allen’s effort to conserve America’s early poultry breeds and why he started the Heritage Poultry Conservancy. While you are there, say hi to your favorite farm animals from Allen’s television show—Trudy, Moose, Smudge & Squeak, just to name a few.

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P. Allen Smith

Organizer

P. Allen Smith
Phone
501-380-7634
Email
gardenhome@pallensmith.com
Website
http://pallensmith.com/

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frequently asked questions

General Tour Information

Can we visit the farm and walk around without a scheduled tour?

For safety reasons and insurance purposes, all visits to Moss Mountain Farm must be guided tours. Since it is a working farm, we use farm equipment to maintain its beautiful and sustainable environment. If you’d like to schedule a tour to come and explore the farm, please visit our website at pallensmith.com/tours.

When should we arrive for our tour?

We like to tell guests to be there at 9:30. This allows us to get everyone checked in and in the right spot for their tours.

What time do the gates open?

The gates will be open 30 minutes before the tour begins. The tours start exactly at 10:00 a.m. You don’t need a ticket, whether it’s digital or printed, to get in. Your name will be on a list at the registration area near the bathrooms and gift shop next to the parking lot.

What should I wear?

You’ll be walking up to 2 miles while touring the grounds, so it’s best to wear comfortable walking shoes. You can walk as much or as little as you want. It’s also a good idea to wear a hat and sunscreen for added protection.

Will the Moss Mountain Farm gift shop be opened during the tour?

Yes, you can visit the Moss Mountain Farm Gift Shop during the tour. They have a special collection of items chosen by P. Allen Smith, including books, artwork, gifts inspired by the seasons, soaps and lotions, honey, jams, and much more!

What happens if it rains?

No need to worry! We don’t cancel the tour just because of rain. Simply come prepared with an umbrella and rubber boots, and you’ll be good to go!

How far will we be walking on the tour?

During the tour, we’ll be walking approximately 2 miles.

Where is Moss Mountain Farm located?

23700 ROSS HOLLOW ROAD, ROLAND 72135

Click here for directions.

Is lunch included in the ticket price?

Absolutely! Prepare to have a remarkable experience connecting with the land as you savor a delightful farm-to-table lunch. Indulge in a seasonal recipe handpicked from P. Allen Smith’s book, “Seasonal Recipes from the Garden.” And for the grand finale, treat yourself to a heavenly slice of Allen’s renowned buttermilk pecan pie, topped with homemade whipped cream. It’s a culinary journey you won’t want to miss!

What is included in the lunch?

The lunch consists of a delightful chicken salad made with fresh farm-to-table vegetables. And, of course, you can’t miss out on the mouthwatering pecan pie for dessert—it’s absolutely delicious! If you’re interested in trying the recipes yourself, you can find them in P. Allen Smith’s cookbook titled P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden.

When is lunch served?

Lunch is usually served around noon. If you have any food allergies, please inform us when confirming your reservations, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

When does the tour finish?

The tour typically concludes around 2pm.

Will P. Allen Smith be joining us on the tour?

While we can’t guarantee Allen’s presence on every tour, he does make an effort to join as many as possible. On approximately 90% of the tours, you’ll have the chance to meet and interact with him.

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately, Moss Mountain Farm is not able to accommodate pets. As it is a working farm, we kindly request that you make suitable arrangements for your furry companions.

Are the tours suitable for children?

Please be aware that our lunch and tours are generally not geared towards children unless specifically stated otherwise based on the event’s subject. Additionally, please note that all guests, regardless of age, are required to purchase a ticket.

Can I stay at Moss Mountain Farm?

Yes. The Cottage at Moss Mountain Farm is available for rentals. Visit https://pallensmith.com/experience/ to learn more about it and to check the availability.

How can I find the next available tour date?

To find the next available tour date, please visit www.pallensmith.com/tours. There, you can make your tour reservation and explore the available dates.

There are no tours in July or August. We will start tours back in September.

What can I expect to see blooming at the farm?

You can check the tour dates on our website, where we have attached pictures showcasing what is currently blooming at the farm. For instance, if you choose the October 5th tour, you’ll see a picture of the pumpkin house, indicating that it will be beautifully set up for that particular tour.

What is the cost of a lunch and tour at Moss Mountain Farm?

The price for a tour with lunch at Moss Mountain Farm is $99 per person.

Is there a schedule for the tour?

Here’s an overview of the tour agenda:

9:30 AM

Gates open, and check-in begins. No need for a ticket; your name will be on the registration list at the registration area near the restrooms and gift shop. Enjoy refreshments under the tent until the tour starts.

 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Embark on a guided tour of P. Allen Smith’s enchanting three-story Greek Revival-style home. Discover his authentic design approach, paying homage to the farm’s history. Marvel at the Terrace Garden, the Hidden Rose Garden, Hydrangea Allée, and explore his impressive one-acre Vegetable Garden while enjoying breathtaking views of Arkansas’ countryside overlooking the Arkansas River.

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Indulge in a farm-to-table lunch experience at Grange Hall. Delight in a seasonal recipe from P. Allen Smith’s book, “Seasonal Recipes from the Garden,” and savor a slice of his renowned buttermilk pecan pie with homemade whipped cream for dessert.

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Conclude the tour with a guided visit to Poultryville. Meet the chickens and other charming animals while learning about Allen’s dedication to preserving America’s early poultry breeds through the Heritage Poultry Conservancy. Don’t forget to say hello to your favorite farm animals from Allen’s television show, including Trudy, Moose, Smudge, Squeak, and more!

 

Please note that this schedule is subject to change, but rest assured you’ll have an incredible and informative experience during your visit to Moss Mountain Farm.

Canceling/rescheduling a tour

Do we cancel the tour if it's rainy or stormy?

Regardless of the weather, we do not cancel our tours. We suggest bringing an umbrella to keep yourself dry during the tour. If you would like to reschedule, we can provide you with a gift certificate that can be used within one year from the date of your canceled tour.

What is your policy on canceling/rescheduling?

At Moss Mountain Farm, we strive to accommodate our guests to the best of our ability. You can cancel a tour until the day of the scheduled tour, unless there is an unexpected health crisis on the morning of the tour. Please note that we do not provide refunds. However, we will be happy to issue a gift card for the full amount, including tax, to anyone who needs to cancel or reschedule their tour.

Can I reschedule my tour?

Certainly! To help you with rescheduling, please provide us with your order number, your name, the original tour date you were booked for, and the new preferred date you would like to move it to. We’ll make every effort to accommodate your request and ensure you have a fantastic tour experience.

Accessibility

Is Moss Mountain Farm wheelchair accessible?

While certain areas of the tour, such as the house, are on level ground, it’s important to note that many paths throughout the garden and Poultryville are covered with gravel. As a result, navigating the tour with a wheelchair or cane could be challenging. We want to ensure that all guests can fully enjoy their experience, so please take this into consideration when planning your visit.

Are there designated resting areas if I need to take a break?

Absolutely! We have a convenient tent located outside Grange Hall, where everyone gathers for lunch. This area is equipped with seating, providing a comfortable spot for guests to rest and rejuvenate. Many visitors find it enjoyable as they can still appreciate the surrounding nature while taking a break from indoor settings.

Can I bring my walker?

Certainly! We welcome guests to bring any assistive walking device they require, including walkers. However, we kindly request that walkers and wheelchairs be kept outside the house for the convenience and safety of all visitors.

Group Tour Questions

Is the driver of group tours provided with complimentary benefits?

Absolutely! As a token of our appreciation, the driver of group tours will receive complimentary admission and a free lunch. We value the important role they play in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone.

WARNING

Under Arkansas law, an agritourism activity operator is not liable for the injury or death of a participant in an agritourism activity resulting from the inherent risk of animals, weather, land conditions, and the potential for you as a participant to act in a negligent way that may contribute to your own injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in the agritourism activity.