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

Sweetwater Valley Farm

Sweetwater Valley Farm lies in the heart of Southeast Tennessee’s dairy-rich Sweetwater Valley, known for its agricultural vitality and progress.

Go Farming
Middle Tennessee

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Our botanical gardens are named in Southern Livings Top Five. With year-round family activities, theres always something happening at Cheekwoods botanical gardens. Among the gardens: Martin Boxwood, Robertson Ellis Color, Herb Study, Japanese, Carell Dogwood and Wills Perennial.

See the Beauty
West Tennessee

Freshwater Pearl Farm

The historic Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm, Tour & Jewelry Showroom is North America’s only freshwater pearl-culturing facility, growing the official State gem, the freshwater pearl. Take a tour, meet the divers and shop for a beautiful memento.

Pine for Pearls

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 Apr 20 - 27 Earth Week in Gatlinburg Gatlinburg, TN Celebrate Earth Week in Gatlinburg! Bring the entire family to Gatlinburg to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music, activities and games, craft stations, food and more! learn more Agritourism Apr 20 Easter Brunch at the Commodore… “worth the trip” Linden, TN Treat your family to an extra-special Easter meal at the Commodore Hotel & Cafe in Linden, TN. Only 90 scenic minutes from Nashville, the Commodore hosts an Easter extravaganza to celebrate the anniversary of Executive Chef Michael Grauer’s start at this hip, historic hotel learn more Agritourism Apr 21 Fish Fry Street Dance Paris, TN Fish Fry activities begin this week with a street dance in downtown Paris with live music at 7 pm. learn more Agritourism Apr 22 - 27 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Memphis, TN Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. learn more Agritourism Apr 23 Atoms in Appalachia: Secret City and Super Science Farragut, TN The Farragut Folklife Museum will host a free historical presentation on the Manhattan Project – “Atoms in Appalachia: Secret City and Super Science” – on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Farragut Town Hall. “The Manhattan Project – Secrets Revisited” exhibit is on display in the museum through Friday, May 2. learn more