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!






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.



******    October 2020    ******

Fall Family Fun at Jones Orchard

Jones Orchard Corn Maze Opens October 2
Every Friday-Saturday-Sunday & Halloween

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin U-Pick, & More

The 2020 Corn Maze features the amazing image of Helen Keller! Explore this year's maze with a sense of adventure. Getting lost is part of the fun as life is a daring adventure, since 2005 at Jones Orchard!

Corn Maze Hours

Friday - 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday - 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Sunday - 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

(Closed Monday thru Thursday)


Adults & Children (6 and older) $8.00
Children: 5 and under FREE (with paying adult)

Corn Maze Location

Address: 6880 Singleton Parkway
Millington, TN 38053

Phone:  (901) 872-0703



Make sure to visit the Great Pumpkin Patch at the 6880 Singleton Parkway market, just down the road from the corn maze and haunts!

Looking for more a-maze-ing fun? Try solving this farm fun game of who-dunnit! Who kidnapped Farmer Joe? Was it Billy the Goat, Frank the Pig or Boots the Dog? Find out in this fun, in-maze puzzle game! Search the maze for hidden clues that will tell you who, what, and where! Find all of the clues to get the answer and win the game!

Monsters have invaded the farm and your help is needed to rescue Boots the Dog and send the monsters back where they came from. Check www.jonesorchard.com for more details about these games!



Friday Evenings in October
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



Every Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday in October

Agricenter International's Farmer's Market has been a trusted partner for the area's farmers and ranchers since 1986 and is the oldest continuously operated farmer's market in West Tennessee, offering produce and other farm-raised products. For now, crafts and other non-food items will not be sold.

Farmers Market Agricenter International

7777 Walnut Grove Road 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact: 901-757-7777, agricenter.org, info@agricenter.org




The Agricenter Sunflowers may be gone, but look for them this summer! Each year we plant over 78,000 sunflower seeds for the public to enjoy! Please enter at Walnut Bend Road and park in the lot.

Agricenter International has always encouraged people to enjoy these sunflowers on the campus. We ask that you please do not pick them so others can enjoy them also - they are our gift to the community. Please remember the rest of the crops on the land are in research or production and thus cannot be picked either.  Agricenter does not charge a fee to enjoy flowers.

Check Out What's New On Our Sunflower Trail! Benches, mile markers, and educational signs are a few of the things that are new on our Sunflower Trail. Stop and Yield signs have also been installed.

Tips: wear mud boots, stay hydrated, photos with your pet dog is allowed, but please no horses.

Tag us in your photos for inclusion on our social media pages #AgricenterSunflowers
or email info@agricenter.org!



Autumn Festivals Postponed Until 2021

All are sad that the annual Autumn Festival Season in Shelby County is being postponed until 2021 due to the concerns brought on by the COVID pandemic. We all want to be safe, for sure. Many festival organizers are looking optimistically to the 2021 season and have already announced next year’s dates.

So, put these October dates on your 2021 Calendar:

Event 2020 Dates 2021 Dates
Millington Goat Days September 11-12 (TBD)
Bartlett Festival September 11-12 September 10-11
49th Germantown Festival September 25-26 September 24-25
Rosemark Country Fair September 26 September 25
Shelby Farms Ironman October 3 October 2
Arlington BBQ Fest October 16-17 October 15-16
Celebrate Munford October 17 October 16
MEMPHO Music Festival October 17-18 October 16-17 (TBD)
Agricenter Harvest Festival October 17 October 16




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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