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 1 - 31 ODDtober Chattanooga, TN Discover fun facts about the kooky behaviors and adaptations of creatures from around the world by getting up close to cool critters during keeper talks, dive shows & special programs. Add a Backstage Pass tour to get even closer to toothy sharks or the freshwater megafish. learn more Agritourism Oct 1 Evening Storytelling Concert with Donald Davis Jonesborough, TN Wednesday, October 1 • 7:30 p.m. (Special Event on the National Storytelling Festival Grounds) Stories I Almost Forgot to Tell Spend an evening with Donald as he recalls some of his stories that were almost never told. learn more Agritourism Oct 1 - 2 Autumn in the Oaks Murfreesboro, TN Experience the chores of the mid-1800’s through period crafts, demonstrations, games and hands-on activities when you visit Oaklands Historic House Museum’s “Autumn in the Oaks”, slated for October 1 & 2, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the historic site, located at 900 North Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro. learn more Agritourism Oct 1 - 31 Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival Sevierville, TN Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival learn more Agritourism Oct 1 - Nov 15 Fall Foliage Ranger Rides Pulaski, TN Come explore the beautiful Milky Way Farm - Fall Foliage Ranger Rides learn more