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.
Our botanical gardens are named in Southern Living’s “Top Five.” With year-round family activities, there’s always something happening at Cheekwood’s botanical gardens. Among the gardens: Martin Boxwood, Robertson Ellis Color, Herb Study, Japanese, Carell Dogwood and Wills Perennial.See the Beauty
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
Farms lend texture to Tennessee’s 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.