Arts & Ag Harvest Market 2014

October 5, 2014 in Editorials

Tis the season when crisp autumn air rejuvenates the spirit, multi-colored leaves light up the forests, and nature’s waning harvest reminds us to start stocking up for the winter ahead. Come and celebrate the bounties of the season at the third annual Arts & Ag Harvest Market, on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10-5. Featuring some of Hickman County’s best homegrown harvest vegetables, grass-fed meat, farm products, artisan crafts, music, and award-winning wine, this outdoor market will set up on the picturesque grounds of the Grinder’s Switch Winery just off Highway 50 West in Centerville, Tenn. The market will offer a great opportunity to celebrate fall and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Inside the Winery’s cozy, hand-built log cabin, owners Gail and Joey Chessor welcome visitors to free tastings of their Tennessee wines. With selections from sweet to dry, there is something for every palette. Featuring several estate-grown wines named after old trains (inspired by the local train history of Grinder’s Switch), each wine features a classic locomotive on the label. Also inside the log cabin is a gift shop with wine-related gifts, cheeses, and snacks. Learn more about Grinder’s Switch Winery’s Wine Club, and their many offerings at

In addition to shopping the Harvest Market, visitors can savor pulled pork and sausages (delicious washed down with a crisp glass of Dixiana, the Winery’s newest dry white) while listening to live music. Barbeque and other culinary delights will be offered by Chef Sara of Hell’s Kitchen fame, and Lulu’s Roadhouse will have fall-inspired baked goods, hot spiced cider, and coffee.

A variety of live music will entertain throughout the day with the A Cappella Trio’s spirituals, Gloria McCord & Sheri Bulla’s riverboat repertoire, and original American music by Mark Meadors and Brown’s Giftshop Revival. Hickman County’s Health Council will offer health information, food tastings, and activities for kids. An herbalist and massage therapist will be on hand, so you can relax for a few minutes and get a back rub or a foot massage. Face painting and hula hoop contest for lots of fun and laughs! Stay posted for vendor spotlights and new details about the Harvest Market by subscribing to the blog at, and “like” Arts & Ag Tour on Facebook. You can also visit Wild Duck Soup Emporium, the Unofficial Arts & Ag Headquarters, at 105 South Public Square in Centerville, or call 931-729-0690.

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