Pick up Lunch at Thompson's Station Farmer's Market

Thompson's Station in Tennessee, a small community that's big on hospitality, has lots of events designed to keep you coming back each year. Book a stay at a Thompson's Station bed and breakfast to experience what makes this tiny town so close-knit. This Williamson County community boasts a must-see farmer's market that offers fresh produce from local growers. Pick up some lunch or fill a bag with fresh fruits and veggies, and take comfort in knowing that the food is locally grown and prepared.

Thompson's Station Farmer's Market
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The Thompson's Station Farmer's Market, located on Highway 31 next to the BP Station, opens in May. The hours are generally from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday. Visit vendors such as Ed Johnson Honey, Blooming Baskets, Riverbend Nursery, Pap C Pies, Bear Creek Farms, Alfresco Pasta and Heather Brennon's Plants. Sample some sweet local produce, plus pick up some flowers and plants, along with honey and other natural condiments. Grab some lunch while you're here, choosing from fresh sandwiches and salads, plus refreshing beverages.

Sweet Tea Festival
Homestead Manor
4683 Columbia Pike
Thompson's Station, TN 37179
(615) 790-2309
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The Sweet Tea Festival, held in August, takes place at Homestead Manor. This is a historical site indeed, as it's where the 1863 Battle of Thompson's Station was fought. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with plenty of tea, food and events such as the antique car show, Miss Sweet Tea Pageant, arts and crafts, corn hole tournament, entertainment and whole hog cooking. The Miss Sweet Tea Pageant begins around 10:30, with four age categories. The corn hole tournament, put on by the American Cornhole Association, starts at 10 a.m. with teams competing for a first place prize of $200. Players throw cornhole bags at a raised wooden platform with a hole at the end; the team that gets the most in wins. Festival proceeds go to Thompson's Station Battlefield Park and Outdoor Encounter organizations.

Thompson's Station Fall Festival and Craft Fair
1513 Thompson's Station Road West
Thompson
's Station, TN 37179

The Thompson's Station Fall Festival and Craft Fair takes place the third week of September at Thompson's Station Park. Crafters rent booths and sell their wares. If you visit during this time, stroll along and check out all the arts and crafts made and sold locally. Chat with friendly crafters and learn about how they made their creations. Food and other refreshments are on hand as well as entertainment. Proceeds go to the Town of Thompson's Station Community Association. Head on over after a relaxing morning at your Thompson's Station inn to experience lots of family fun with food, games, music, crafts and even a chili cook-off.

Thompson's Station has a lot to offer in the way of fairs and festivals. You just need to time your visit right. Experience the local flavor of the community and chat with friendly inn keepers and vendors to really round out your trip to this small Tennessee town.