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The Tennessee Tours offer attendees the chance to explore local agriculture and the Nashville community during their time visiting The Volunteer State. The area is overflowing with history, culture and not-to-miss southern cooking. Shuttle buses pick up directly from the Gaylord to take you to your destination with tours offered Saturday, January 6, 2018 and Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the registration system. Tours are expected to sell out, so don’t wait to buy tickets!



Below you will find the details about tours offered by the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation during the 2018 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville.

Saturday, January 6
7:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT
8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, January 9
7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT
8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. - SOLD OUT

COST: $109 per person

Stop 1: At Jack Daniel’s Distillery they still make Tennessee whiskey “just like Jack made it.” It is arguably one of the best tours in Tennessee. Tour members will see the entire process, starting in the visitor’s center with a short video about the distillery and its history. Visitors will then embark on a walking tour that covers whiskey making from production of charcoal used to mellow the whiskey to the final aging process in white oak barrels. https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-us
Stop 2: Gather around the table family style at Miss Mary BoBo’s Boarding House for lunch and enjoy Southern cooking at its best. http://www.lynchburgtenn.com/restaurants/miss-mary-bobos-boarding-house-restaurant/
Stop 3: Tour members will visit one of the preeminent walking horse training operations in Tennessee. See the Tennessee Walking Horse and learn about its history from the time that it was the preferred horse of Southern plantation owners to its place today. https://thorsportfarm.com

*Please note that participants must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the Jack Daniels's Tour.

Tuesday, January 9
7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT
COST: $99 per person

Stop 1: The Hermitage is the Tennessee plantation home of President Andrew Jackson. It is reputedly our nation’s most authentically preserved early presidential home site. The museum includes original artwork, furniture, textiles, personal items and much more. Tour visitors will learn about the plantation’s agriculture when Jackson resided there. https://thehermitage.com
Stop 2: Tour members will visit Tennessee Farmer’s Cooperative. Some of the highlights visitors will see at Co-op are:

  1. The distribution center that services the 160 retail outlets in Tennessee and serves more than half a million customers across the state.
  2. The state of the art automated feed bagging facility.
  3. The metal fabrication plant that has operated for over 45 years manufacturing innovative quality farm hardware products.
  4. The ag equipment plant that services, alters and customizes fertilizer buggies and bulk feed truck bodies.
  5. Lunch will be served to tour members.

Saturday, January 6 & Tuesday, January 9

Pick up at the Gaylord: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Return from 201 Broadway in Nashville: 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., & 5:40 p.m.

Please note that the last trolley will depart downtown Nashville for the Gaylord at 6:40 p.m.

COST: $45 per person

This is a hop on, hop off style tour that is fully narrated by the trolley operators with plenty of colorful anecdotes and well-researched historical facts. The beauty of this tour is you can spend as much or as little time in downtown Nashville as you like. Old Town Trolley Tours will have buses that will pick up at the Gaylord and drop off at 201 Broadway in downtown Nashville. https://www.trolleytours.com/nashville#home-section

Please note that neither lunch nor admission to venues or museums are included in the price of this tour.

The trolley offers 15 stops. Some of the highlights are:

  1. 201 Broadway - the entertainment district for country music. The George Jones Museum (http://georgejones.com/museum/) and Wild Horse Saloon (https://wildhorsesaloon.com/about) are some highlights of this stop.
  2. Country Music Hall of Fame (http://countrymusichalloffame.org)
  3. Johnny Cash Museum (http://www.johnnycashmuseum.com), Ernest Tubb Record Shop (http://etrecordshop.com) and Patsy Cline Museum (https://www.patsymuseum.com)
  4. Ryman Auditorium (https://ryman.com/tours/)
  5. Belmont Mansion (http://www.belmontmansion.com)
  6. Music Row (https://www.trolleytours.com/nashville/music-row)
  7. Centennial Park (https://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parks/Centennial-Park.aspx) - a replica of the Parthenon is the centerpiece of this park (https://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parthenon.aspx)
  8. The Frist Center (http://fristcenter.org)

Saturday, January 6
8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT
8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. - SOLD OUT

COST: $125 per person

Stop 1: The Hermitage is the Tennessee plantation home of President Andrew Jackson. It is reputedly our nation’s most authentically preserved early presidential home site. The museum includes original artwork, furniture, textiles, personal items and much more. Tour visitors will learn about the plantation’s agriculture when Jackson resided there. https://thehermitage.com
Stop 2: Tourists will enjoy a family style lunch at the Loveless Café. The Loveless Café has been serving tourists and residents Southern, down-home cooking for over 65 years. https://www.lovelesscafe.com
Stop 3: The Belle Meade Plantation was founded in 1807. The property began with just a single log cabin and 250 acres. The estate quickly grew to become a 5,400 acre Thoroughbred horse farm complete with a Greek Revival Mansion, train station and rock quarry that supported five generations of owners. Tour members will receive a tour of the mansion along with access to buildings on the plantation grounds including a dairy, horse stable, carriage house, mausoleum, gardens and the original log cabin. After a tour of the house and grounds, stop by the winery for a free wine tasting. http://bellemeadeplantation.com

Saturday, January 6
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, January 9
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

COST: $109 per person

Stop 1: Rising Star Ranch is the premier Tennessee Walking Horse breeding facility in the country. The 23 World Champion Stallions that are housed at this facility have produced countless World Champions in all divisions of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed. Walk the halls and see these World Champions first hand and hear from breeding manager, David Williams, why so many mare owners trust Rising Star Ranch with their breeding goals. http://attherisingstar.com/
Stop 2: Enjoy a platter of comfort food with a side of hospitality at this casual and popular restaurant that is rated as a one of the top 10 restaurants in the state to visit. http://www.bellbucklecafe.com/
Stop 3: At Jack Daniel’s Distillery they still make Tennessee whiskey “just like Jack made it.” It is arguably one of the best tours in Tennessee. Tour members will see the entire process, starting in the visitor’s center with a short video about the distillery and its history. Visitors will then embark on a walking tour that covers whiskey making from production of charcoal used to mellow the whiskey to the final aging process in white oak barrels. https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-us

*Please note that participants must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the Jack Daniels's Tour.

Disclaimer:  The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation reserves the right to cancel any tour due to unsafe travel conditions, including conditions caused by inclement weather, acts of God, fire, flood, riot, national emergency, or similar cause beyond the control of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation.  In the event of such cancellation, reservation fees will not be refunded.

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