Special Events

Mule Day

As an annual tradition, Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm will celebrate its agricultural heritage by hosting Mule Day at the Farm. Visitors can see displays of traditional farm equipment and animals as well as demonstrations of period crafts by local artisans. Blue Grass Music throughout the day and whole hog BBQ complete a day of old-fashioned fun for the entire family. Farm buildings, including a working gristmill and blacksmith shop, cotton gin, commissary, and teacher’s house will all be open for touring. These buildings date back to the early 1900s. Activities to enjoy will be split oak basket making, soap making, re-enactors, and garden herbs and plants to purchase.

Black Pot Cookin’

Spend a fall day at the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm, usually in October, to see cooking the way it used to be.

The menu often includes southern cooking they way it used to be: chicken and dumplings, beans, turnip greens, cornbread, sweet potatoes, and a variety of fruit cobblers all cooked outdoors over an open fire.

Farm buildings, including the working gristmill and cotton gin are open on this day.

Tickets include  entry to the farm as well as a plate of goodies, drink, and bluegrass/gospel music.

For more information or to purchase tickets online, click here.