Rural Heritage Trust










The Rural Heritage Trust of Southwest Tennessee invites everyone to get out and enjoy many opportunities in the countryside of Shelby County, southern Tipton County and western Fayette County. Whether it is a leisurely drive through the rolling hills and meadows, a visit to one of the unique restaurants along the way or to an event or festivals in one of the municipalities or communities – there is plenty of charm and enlightenment!






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We will continue to publish the monthly calendar to show opportunities. Some of these events may be cancelled or postponed due to concerns in the nation presently. Please refer to the contact information in each listing for status.


Friday Evenings in May
Steak Night
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Shelby Forest General Store – 7729 Benjestown Road, Millington, 38053
Join us every Friday night from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for Steak Night. It’s a friendly and social event, offering live bluegrass banjo pickin! (Last steaks go on the grill at 7:45 PM)
Our 10-oz Grade A Select, custom-cut ribeyes (fresh, never frozen) are from Charlie’s Meat Market and they bathe in Kristin’s own secret marinade until they are grilled to perfection. The $14.99 steak dinner comes with sides of slaw, Texas toast, and french fries. Add 1/2 dozen fried shrimp for only $5.99-our ‘Surf and Turf.’ Still hungry? We’ve got cheesecake, chocolate satin pie, and key lime pie for only $2.99. Or, your choice of 12 different fried pies, for $1.99.

For the lil’ tykes, we offer a kid’s meal for only $5.99. They receive a 2-piece chicken strip dinner with french fries and applesauce.

When we started Steak Night nearly 15 years ago with our lone banjo-picker Tony Butler, we would say folks came for the steaks and enjoyed the music. Through the years, more and more musicians started coming and now we regularly have 8-10 including a stand-up bass or two, a fiddle, guitars, mandolin, harmonicas, and more. Now it feels more like people are coming for the music and enjoying the steaks!

Come see for yourself and you decide which it is.
(901-876-5770) www.shelbyforestgeneralstore..com



Every Thursday Morning on KWAM
“Main and Mulberry” from Collierville

KWAM “The Mighty 990” (107.9FM, 990AM & www.mighty990.com)
Live Broadcast on KWAM Stations at 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on KWAM
Main and Mulberry, 114 E. Mulberry Street, Collierville, TN 38017

Rather than visit a site in The Crescent Area, have a site “virtually” come to you every Thursday morning. Collierville Tennessee is the setting and the subject of an our long radio show and podcast entitled “Main and Mulberry” – OLD-FASHIONED MODERN MEDIA!

Main and Mulberry Live with host Keith Essary explores the crossroads of modernization and small town tradition exemplified by the growing town of Collierville. Listen in and learn about economic growth, start-up businesses, and explore modern communities. Each one-hour show includes special guests that include local entrepreneurs, business leaders, city officials, and key influencers of the movement. Listen in Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:00am (CDT).

“Whether it’s through our podcast, our publication, or our networks of local publication partnerships, we’re focused on getting the word out: THE LOCAL LIFE IS WHERE IT’S AT!”

For more information, contact 901-451-9329 or info@mainmulberry.com
114 E. Mullberry Street, Collierville, TN, 38017




Sunday, May 3
Shelby County History Day
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Davies Manor & Hillwood Hall, 3570 Davieshire Drive, Bartlett
Contact Information: Andrew Ross, 901-386-0715



Saturday, May 16  8:00 a.m.

City of Lakeland Children’s Fishing Rodeo International
Harvester Park Lake,
4523 Canada Road, Lakeland

Reel 'em in - at the City of Lakeland's Annual Children's Fishing Rodeo. Pre-register to avoid the long line for on-site registration. Bring your pole and bait and join us at the fishing rodeo for children ages 4-12 (accompanied by an adult).

On-site registration starts at 7:15 a.m. and runs through 7:55 a.m. Registration forms are available at City Hall, 10001 Highway 70 or online at www.LakelandTN.gov.
Signed forms can be sent by email to kodom@lakelandtn.org.

The rodeo includes seven, 15-minute sessions. Winners will win a prize at every session. Trophies will also be given out for the longest fish, most fish caught - boy, and most fish caught - girl.

Parking is available in the Park's paved parking lot and gravel. If needed, participants can park across the street at Lakeland First Baptist Church.

Hosted By: City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Association and Lakeland Lions Club

Contact Information: Kim Odom, 901-746-8195, kodom@lakelandtn.org


Music On The Square

Saturday, May 16 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Music On The Square is a free community event held every third Saturday evening of each month, May through October. Bring a chair, blankets, cooler & dancing shoes – and enjoy! Food available or purchase. Outdoor concert may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

Town of Arlington Contact: 901-867-2620








72nd Annual Germantown Charity Horse Show Bartlett Children’s Fishing Rodeo (Appling Lake)
Steak Night at Shelby Forest General Store (Every Friday)
Lakeland Amphitheatre (LAMP) Concerts June thru September
2020 Tennessee Promise Saturday at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Town of Arlington Star Spangled Celebration (Sports Complex)
The Bluff City Balloon Jamboree (Collierville)


Steak Night at Shelby Forest General Store (Every Friday)
Town of Arlington 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks (Arlington Sports Complex
Town of Collierville Independence Day Celebration (6-10pm) - July 3
Independence Parades and Celebrations in All Communities!


Steak Night at Shelby Forest General Store (Every Friday)


Corn Mazes – Agricenter & Jones Orchard
Germantown Festival
Bartlett Festival
Goat Days in Millington
Rosemark Country Fair Steak Night at Shelby Forest General Store (Every Friday)


Corn Mazes – Agricenter & Jones Orchard
Shelby Farms Ironman
Arlington Chili Supper Steak Night at Shelby Forest General Store (Every Friday)
Lakeland Halloween Festival
Celebrate Munford
Mempho Music Festival in Shelby Farms Park
Agricenter Harvest Festival


24th Annual Davies Manor Quilt & Fiber Arts Show
Veterans Day Ceremony in Bartlett
Bartlett Turkey Shoot
Town of Arlington’s Christmas on the Square
Collierville Christmas Tree Lighting
Germantown Holiday Tree Lighting
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park “After Thanksgiving Hike”
Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park
Starry Carriage Rides at Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park Steak Night at Shelby Forest General Store (Every Friday)


Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park
Starry Carriage Rides at Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park Steak Night at Shelby Forest General Store (Every Friday)
Millington Tree Lighting Ceremony
Atoka Adison Park Tree Lighting
44th Annual Collierville Christmas Parade
Town of Arlington’s Who-ville Christmas Parade
Bartlett Christmas Parade
City of Munford Celebrate Christmas Parade
Germantown Holiday Parade
Lakeland Christmas Festival
Christmas In Collierville (Saturdays)
Agricenter Christmas Crafts Show




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