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Choose and cut Christmas Tree farm. We give short hayrides to transport tree to check out and loading area. Prices start at $7.00 per foot of height. Christmas Trees will be available November 23, 2012 thru December 9, 2012.
Landrum's Country Homestead & Village is a re-creation of a late 1800's settlement established in 1984 by the Tom and Anne Landrum family. History is brought to life with over 60-buildings nestled on a quiet, beautiful piece of southern landscape. Walking tours, field trips and weddings are held at Landrum's Homestead & Village.
freshwater prawn farm, registration required, retail market and farmer's market
Christmas Tree farm with live reindeer and sleigh rides each year from Thanksgiving Day until we are sold out of Christmas Trees. Pumpkin Patch includes a corn maze, animal park, pig races. Harvest festival is held 3rd weekend of October, annually, and features live entertainment and music.
This farm in Macon boasts a playground, pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides and a picnic area.
Little Jr. Parker sang in gospel groups as a child, and played on the various blues circuits beginning in his teenage years. His biggest influence as a harmonica player was Sonny Boy Williamson, with whom he worked before moving on to work for Howlin' Wolf in 1949. In 1950, he was a member of Memphis's ad hoc group, the Beale Streeters, with Bobby 'Blue' Bland and B.B. King. Ike Turner signed him to Modern Records label where he came to the attention of Sam Phillips. He had a string of hits before his death on Nov. 18, 1971, at age 39, during surgery for a brain tumor.
Little Milton Campbell, one of the world's leading performers of Blues and Soul music for several decades, was born on the George Bowles plantation about two miles southwest of this site on September 7, 1933. Acclaimed as both a singer and guitarist, Campbell was a longtime crowd favorite at Mississippi festivals and nightclubs. His hits included "We're Gonna Make It," "The Blues is Alright," and "That's What Love Will Make You Do." He died in Memphis on August 4, 2005.
Heritage farm over 150 years old
Lyman Corbitt “Mac” McAnally, Jr., grew up in Belmont, where he sang and played piano at the Belmont First Baptist Church before becoming a session musician and songwriter at the age of fifteen. McAnally wrote and recorded hit songs, their insightful lyrics expanding the range of country music and powerfully evoking the flavor of southern life. He was also a producer and an award-winning guitar player in Nashville from the 1970s into the twenty-first century.
From his boyhood days performing here, Marty Stuart displayed singular zest for every flavor of country music. Beginning as a teenage mandolin player with Lester Flatt, he became an ebullient Grand Ole Opry star, “hillbilly rock” hitmaker, accomplished songwriter, multi-instrumentalist bandleader, and country artifact collector. With a musical missionary’s zeal and a bold showman’s style, Stuart committed himself both to preserving country’s history and contributing to its future.
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