By Teresa Sampson, Duck River EMC Key Accounts Coordinator
Photos by Member Relations Specialist Claire Sellers
Tennessee is a beautiful state with an abundance of things to do, places to see, and history to experience. Communities that promote tourism in their areas reap the benefits through support of local businesses. Tourists want to eat at one-of-a-kind restaurants, shop in unique stores and maybe try a sweet treat that is only concocted in one place on Earth. They want to experience the culture, atmosphere, and uniqueness of that town.
 
The Duck River EMC service area has lots to offer to those many adventurous and hungry tourists. This edition of the C&I Pulse Newsletter is flavored with the unique taste of Southern Middle Tennessee. Step into the vivid history and majestic beauty that we call home!
By Teresa Sampson, Duck River EMC Key Accounts Coordinator
DREMC serves three beautiful state parks.

Tims Ford State Park is located in Winchester and adjoins the Tims Ford Lake.
Two state parks can be found along the Duck River; Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill and  Old Stone Fort State Park  in Manchester.

These parks provide outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.  All three parks provide areas for picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and more!

Visit the Tennessee State Parks website to find information about all 56 parks and plan your rustic vacation today!
By Teresa Sampson, Duck River EMC Key Accounts Coordinator
The DREMC service area is home to many tourist destinations.  Here are just a few of the places that folks like to visit around here.
Out on the Farm
 
Lairdland Farm House, located in Cornersville, is a museum that hosts historical events throughout the year.
 
Granddaddy's Farm in Estill Springs is packed full of fun activities for the whole family including a corn maze, pig races, hay rides and much more from September through November!
 
Ledford Mill Bed & Breakfast in Wartrace boasts a beautifully rustic setting complete with its own waterfalls and antique furniture that nostalgic visitors may purchase.

Rural Spirits

Jack Daniel's Distillery, founded 150 years ago in Lynchburg, is full of history, provides tours, and hosts BBQ Hill events during warm months.

 

George Dickel Distillery in Tullahoma celebrates 138 years in Cascade Hollow and offers tours six days a week. 

 

Beans Creek Winery in Manchester opened in 2004 and hosts events such as the Grape Jam Music Series, wine tastings, and tours.

By Teresa Sampson, Duck River EMC Key Accounts Coordinator
Take Something Home
 
There are an abundance of unique shops scattered throughout the DREMC service area that offer tourists something to take home from their adventure.  Here are just a few of the many shops that can be found while visiting these rural areas.
 
Col. Littleton's provides top quality leather bags, wallets, belts, and more that are manufactured in Lynnville.
 
Lynchburg Cake and Candy Company is famous for its Lynchburg Whiskey Cake.
 
Cheese Barn in Shelbyville stocks Wisconsin cheeses, pickled eggs, local honey, gluten free chips, green tomato pickles, and much more!
 
Nina's Taste of Tennessee in Lynchburg makes sweet treats such as Jack Daniel's fudge, peanut butter fudge, chocolate covered pretzels, and carries jellies, jams, and several gift items.
 
Vintage Charm Decor in Bell Buckle specializes in custom painted vintage furniture; bring your own, buy items from the store, or purchase their paint and try it yourself.
By Teresa Sampson, Duck River EMC Key Accounts Coordinator
Oatmeal Cake at Bell Buckle Cafe
Feast on Southern Vittles

Hungry tourists can find some scrumptious eats at local restaurants or country stores throughout the area.  Here are just a few of our favorites.
 
The Bell Buckle Cafe serves tasty home-style meals, is famous for their oatmeal cake, and draws famous artists from around the world to come play music on weekends.
 
JaeBirds Diner in Wartrace serves breakfast, lunch, and interesting deserts, including their delicious deep fried brownie with ice cream.

 

Ms. Mary Bobo's in Lynchburg requires reservations to dine at their table in their historic boarding house.

 

Halls Mill Country Diner in Unionville serves up some country cooking for lunch and dinner.

 

The BBQ Caboose Cafe in Lynchburg offers good food, novelty items for purchase, and hosts a live radio show once per month.

 

Marcy Jo's Mealhouse & Bakery in Pottsville is a famous family-owned restaurant and music venue. 

Cheeseburger and Onion Rings at Jiffy Burger

Enjoy a meal out on Tims Ford Lake at the Blue Gill Grill in Tullahoma.

 

Take a step back in time with world class burgers and shakes in Manchester at Jiffy Burger, serving customers for over fifty years.

 

Experience the finer things at Ivy Wild in Sewanee or have them cater your next big event.

 

Shenanigans in Sewanee is a fun environment for parties and events or try out their food truck.

 

Sit back and drink coffee, have a great lunch, or enjoy a craft beer in the evening at The Blue Chair Cafe, Bakery and Tavern in Sewanee.

 
Stop in at Woodards Market & Deli in Lynchburg, grab a bite to eat, stock up on some groceries and gas and don't forget some white cheddar pimento cheese for later.
By Teresa Sampson, Duck River EMC Key Accounts Coordinator
Photo by Member Relations Specialist Claire Sellers
Experience the History and Entertainment
  
There are lots of fun things to do in the DREMC service area throughout the year.  From festivals to concerts and tractor pulls, there's something for everyone to enjoy.  Here are some that we think folks should check out.
 

Mule Day in Columbia is held in March/April and consists of a parade, music, food, crafts and more.

 

Folks come from all over the country to experience two nights of tractor pulling at the Lions Super Pull of the South during July in Chapel Hill.

 

Bonnaroo in Manchester hosts four days of music, arts and entertainment, parades, food and more in June of each year!

 

Held in June, the RC-Moonpie Festival in Bell Buckle is a day packed full of fun, music, food, crafts, games and more.

 
Photo by Member Relations Specialist Claire Sellers
The Goats, Music and More Festival in Lewisburg is held for two days in October and consists of music, a parade, goat shows, craft vendors, cruise-in and a three legged goat triathlon.
 
The Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue is held in Lynchburg in October and features food, games and more.
 
Daffodil Days in Bell Buckle is held in March and boasts vendors of flower bulbs, plants and more celebrating the beginning of Spring.
 
The Webb School Art & Craft Show is held in October in Bell Buckle each year and includes oodles of arts and crafts, food, music, and southern hospitality.
 
The Lewisburg Lions Club hosts the Annual Octoberfest/Pancake Breakfast in October which lasts through lunch with arts, crafts, music, and food.
 
The Wartrace Musicfest in June is an afternoon packed full of music, arts, crafts, food, and finishes with an exciting fireworks display.
By Teresa Sampson, Duck River EMC Key Accounts Coordinator
Photo from www.tnvacation.com
There's More!
  
If you can't find something to do in the DREMC service area or you've already done it all, there's still plenty to do and see throughout Tennessee.
 
Check out the Tennessee Vacation website to see featured tourist attractions, places to shop, eat and more.  You can also request a copy of the Tennessee Vacation guide or use the online eGuide.
 
For a more guided adventure of the area, follow The Jack Trail or try your first Geocaching experience on The Jack Trail Geo Tour.
 
Is your business or community registered as a partner on the TN Vacation website?  If not, set up your free partner page today!
Explore Tennessee

Read The Tennessee Magazine each month to find out what's happening on the local front.  The current and previous issues are available on the DREMC website.

Teresa Sampson | Duck River Electric Membership Corporation | 931-680-5882 | tsampson@dremc.com | www.dremc.com
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