Who can be a tree designer?

Anyone! If you want to make a difference in your community and showcase your creativity this is the perfect opportunity!  You can design a 6' tree, a 3' tree, or even a wreath.  Check out the Designer Guidelines for more details.

What is the purpose of the Festival?

The Festival of Trees has three purposes:

  1. To develop support and community appreciation of Western Youth Network through a community-wide holiday event.

  2. To promote community volunteerism in support of Western Youth Network.
  3. To provide revenue to support the programs of Western Youth Network. Your donation helps fill our mission, “To build kids of character and confidence so that every person in the High Country reaches their full potential.”

Are the trees live?

Our beautiful live trees are donated by the Watauga County Tree Growers Association, and are gathered from local farms.  If you are one of the lucky auction winners and can't use the tree itself, you are welcome to take the decorations and gifts, and we will donate the tree to one of our WYN families!

How can I support the Festival of Trees?

You can become a Festival Sponsor, a Tree Designer, or volunteer at the Event.  And, of course, you can attend the Festival, bring lots of friends, and bid on trees and wreaths!