I can't just reveal the location of our 2012 show without taking you on a journey. My first real visit to the farm was an all-inclusive experience that I want you to experience as well! I believe this show will become a destination with so much to offer even the most discriminating history buffs! As I explored the possibilities of our new home, I became engulfed in the story and found surprises at every turn. So, come with me and I think you will feel the same!
A short 45 minute drive from our office, we head south on I-65. Almost to Pulaski, take Exit 27 and head west through beautiful rolling hills scatterd with barns and quaint farm houses. Some barns are still full of life, painted a vibrant shade of red and adorned with giant leftover Christmas wreaths. Others are barely standing, but testify to their better days with beauty and simplicity. Seven minutes from the interstate is the beautiful, Mayberry-esque little town of Lynnville, population 327. (Saaaaa Lute!)
The town is well cared for with restored store fronts on Main Street and the streets are groomed with potted flowers and trees to welcome visitors.
Center stage is Colonel Littleton's, "Purveyor of Fine Accounterments for Gentlemen in the Americana Tradition". Amazing! Go check out the colonel here. He's quite the personality and his store a treasure trove of Lynnville 200 years ago along with leather good lovingly crafted by local artisans. (Besides his website http://www.colonellittleton.com/.
Everyone in the car squealed at the sight of the restored Steam Train and Depot. The townspeople have maintained the integrity of their community and there are no ugly circa 1970 storefronts.
Cross the street to Soda Pop Junction and belly up to the bar for the best hamburger and onion rings in the state of Tennessee! Order up a hand-dipped chocolate malt and find a comfortable booth so you can sit back and enjoy the local color.
While you're waiting on the grill you can browse an anthology of memories of Lynnville past, and bask in a recollection of simpler times.
If you have room for dessert, they'll serve up a warm peach fried pie with real ice cream.
The old Lions Hotel across Main Street.
Not to rush you, but there's still so much more to see!
Five minutes on the other side of town is one of Tennessee's hidden treasures:
Built from a legacy of the King of Confection himself, Mr. Frank C. Mars.
Milky Way Farm
Once a bustling enterprise of commerce for Giles County, remnants still remain. Eighty years later, the magnificence still draws you in and you want to hear the stories of glamour, compassion, triumph and tragedy. I will share the stories with you and will be revealing all the exciting details of why you must be a part of this!
Ciao for Now!