Agritourism
Glimpse Tennessee’s wholesome country life, taste honest-to-goodness farm freshness and savor the organic nature of our farming culture.
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From the mountains of East Tennessee to the Mississippi Delta of West Tennessee, our state serves up glorious scenery and friendly, hardworking farm country for you to visit.

About one-half farmland, Tennessee became the first state to put its agricultural department on a real farm, Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.

Tennessee sets the bar high for farm-to-table cuisine. Sample award-winning wines from Tennessee vineyards. Gather fresh produce at our farmers markets, and pick your own sweet berries. Indulge in farm-raised meats. Pull up a chair, and dive into a traditional Southern home-cooked meal at Museum of Appalachia—a Smithsonian-affiliated pioneer village—and listen to sweet dulcimer music.

Enjoy our wildflowers, gardens and arboreta. Say “I do,” and create a special wedding day in Tennessee. Our fall festivals are awash with colorful corn mazes, pumpkins and hayrides. Savor cider while you mull over firs and pines at our Christmas tree farms. Marvel at the creativity of artisans in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.

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East Tennessee

Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams

Allan Benton, owner of Benton’s, still cures hams using his family’s simple recipe of salt, sugar, pepper, smoke and time. Techniques and ingredients such as those used in the making of Benton’s Bacon define Southern cuisine and speak volumes in the kitchens of our creative chefs.

Get Cured
Middle Tennessee

Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill

Muddy Pond lies halfway between Nashville and Knoxville. Come autumn, you can smell the aroma of just-made sorghum. Stop by Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill and witness magic happening. Watch horses walk around the cane mill as juice is extracted. Taste syrup while it is still warm. Take some deliciousness home with you. 

Sample Sweet
West Tennessee

Ghost River Brewing

Ghost River Brewing knows that the best water makes the best beer. Each full-flavored ale is handcrafted, guaranteed to be the freshest possible, created from water made soft, mineral-free and ripe for beer-making by its journey into the Memphis Sands Aquifer. Pair award-winning Copperhead Red with something hot off the grill. 

Drink Local

Experience Agritourism

Farms lend texture to Tennessees landscape, creating a green mosaic of rural authenticity from the mountains of East Tennessee to the Mississippi Delta of West Tennessee. You’re invited to eat, drink and experience the farm and the freshness.


Agritourism Oct 26 Trigger Hippy feat. Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Steve Gorman, Tom Bukovac and Nick Govrik Knoxville, TN We've got Rounder Records "supergroup" Trigger Hippy on Sunday, October 26! Featuring The Black Crowes cofounder Steve Gorman, triple-platinum singer Joan Osborne, singer-guitarist-keyboardist Jackie Greene, five consecutive MusicRow Session Guitarist of the Year award winner Tom Bukovac, and bassist Nick Govrik. C'mon out and you’ll hear propulsive rock, gritty blues, heart-searing soul, sinewy grooves, sublime vocal harmonies and a rich, earthy sensibility steeped in Americana roots. learn more Agritourism Oct 28 Fossil & Artifact ID Night Gray, TN Did you find a rock or fossil while they were digging your neighbor’s cellar? Maybe you picked up something odd on a river bank or by the ocean? Were you given a gift of a collection of fossils? We can help you find out what you have! The public is invited to bring their fossil collections to the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site. Museum scientists will assist the public in identifying such specimens as a part of “Fossil and Artifact ID Night” on Tuesday, October 28, from 4-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. learn more Agritourism Oct 28 Downtown Cruise In Paris, TN Classic cars, antique cars and those who just love to look at the cars "Cruise In" to Downtown Paris at 5:30 pm the fourth Tuesday in May, June, August, September and October. The event is free. For more information send inquires to Downtown Paris Association c/o Kathy Ray — P.O. Box 95 — Paris, TN. 38242 (731) 653-7274 learn more Agritourism Oct 28 - Nov 1 Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live! Jonesborough, TN Sheila Kay Adams shares stories from the small mountain community in Western North Carolina where she was born, and passes on the rich musical heritage of her ancestors. A banjo player and seventh generation ballad singer, she is also an author of several books and recordings. learn more Agritourism Oct 30 Evening Storytelling Concert with Sheila Kay Adams Jonesborough, TN Thursday, October 30 • 7:30 p.m. Banjos, Ballads, and Bad Men Sheila’s love of traditional Appalachian ballads and claw-hammer banjo, combined with her unique repertoire of stories, makes for a special not-to-be-missed concert. learn more