3893 Turkey Point Rd
Woodside, DE 19980
From humble roots to the actualization of its full potential, Loblolly Acres has revamped and has evolved into a place with a large vision to serve Delaware. It is a place where the dream wedding can be conceptualized into reality. Concerts of various sizes can finally be brought to Kent County, and community arts, performances, and events can be hosted for Central Delaware to thrive.
Coming from humble beginnings in 1964, with a dream of a Christmas tree farm bringing joy to families during the holidays, Barbara Ann Warren had a dream that she built from the dirt up. She hand planted the Christmas trees at Loblolly Acres, craftly worked with local vendors to curate the quaint Christmas shop of her dreams, and from there she expanded. In 2001, she was lost unexpectedly in a car accident.
This brought in the next generation, Cheryl Epps, daughter of Barbara, developed, with her love of the holidays and experience and passion for education. From here, Loblolly became the top school tour destination in the fall and Christmas with thousands of Delaware students learning through fun and interactive experiences the life of a farm. With the shut down of the states, Cheryl, at Loblolly Acres, brought in the next generation to help with the dreams and transformation of the family farm.
To create something big, the evolution of a family business over time breeds multigenerational passions to become actualized. Angela Zielen, Cheryl’s future daughter-in-law and professional ballet dancer with First State Ballet Theatre, had dreams of bringing the arts and performances to Kent County. Joining them is Cheryl’s daughter, Dr. Megan Epps, who is a local chiropractor with a passion for serving the Delmarva community, to bring to light the full evolution of Loblolly Acres, from Christmas Tree farm to the go-to event destination and wedding venue in Delaware.