Mid America Christmas Tree Association, (MACT)
2023 Summer Meeting
Meert Tree Farm
July 21 & 22, 2023
Meert Tree Farm was founded in Oakville, MO by Domien Meert and his father in 1963 on 6 acres of land. Initially, the farm was only advertised by word of mouth throughout the local community. Domien, his wife, Eileen, and their 6 children eventually outgrew that location, and they expanded to 150 acres in Festus in 1980 after interest grew exponentially. In 2003, the Meerts closed the Oakville farm and began their new adventure at the Festus location.
Sadly, Domien Meert passed away in November 2016. His daughter, Jennifer, now runs the day to day operations of the farm along with the help of her siblings and Domien's grandchildren. Eileen is still very much involved - you can see her daily at the bow making table or interacting with any and all customers.
Meert Tree Farm offers Cut Your Own Christmas Tree, a Sunflower Maze and Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch. For the Sunflower maze they open mid July and are typically open for 5 weeks. For Pumpkin Season, they open beginning the last weekend in September, ending the last weekend in October. For Christmas Tree Season, the cut-your-own and pre-cut Christmas trees fields open Thanksgiving weekend. The Christmas shop is open 7 days a week starting the day after Thanksgiving. They offer exciting tractor rides to the fields, an adventurous corn maze during the pumpkin season, and a fun-filled children's train ride at Christmas time at no cost to their customers.
Closer Than You Think:
St. Louis, MO - 36 miles/ 34 minutes
Springfield, IL - 132 miles / 2 hours
Chicago, IL - 331 miles/ 4 hours 36 minutes
Indianapolis, IN - 277 miles/ 4 hours
Evansville, IN - 206 miles / 3 hours
Louisville, KY - 294 miles/ 4 hours
Cincinnati, OH - 383 miles/ 5 hours 18 minutes
Columbus, OH - 451 miles / 6 hours 15 minutes