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Generations inspiring generations

Featuring family-friendly activities, Brown Farms is one of dozens of Tennessee agritourism operations offering a great time this fall
By Allison Parker 10/1/2018

 

This fall, hundreds of people from Middle Tennessee will visit Brown Farms, operated by Rebekah Brown and family. Throughout October, the agritourism farm in Lascassas offers a wide variety of family-friendly activities for the perfect fall evening.
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The Brown family has farmed its Lascassas land for more than 200 years. During that time, the family has tried their hand at milking cows, raising hogs, and even running a small agritourism venue in the early 2000s. Today, Ernie Brown along with his wife Suzanne, daughters Rebekah and LeAnn, and son Judson, primarily raise beef cattle, row crops, and have a horse boarding and training facility.

Rebekah, 24, is spearheading her own fall agritourism venue and corn maze on the century farm this fall. Brown, a senior agribusiness major at Middle Tennessee State University and a sales associate and equine specialist for Rutherford Farmers Cooperative’s Murfreesboro location, is excited for this new challenge.

“I love helping people learn about agriculture and how important it is,” says Rebekah. “This is one way I can do that.”

The idea to own and operate her own fall activity venue has been a goal since she began working and playing in her family’s corn maze as a young child, says Rebekah. She always knew she wanted to try and follow in her parents’ footsteps by opening her own fall agritourism venue, but was never completely sure when she would try her hand at running a business.

When Rebekah joined the agritourism club at MTSU in the fall of 2017, however, she realized now was the time to go for her goal.

To prepare for this venture, she enrolled in an MTSU agritourism class last spring. This class focused on why agritourism has become such a large part of the agriculture industry, as well as the advantages and challenges that come along with running this kind of business. The students even plan their own agritourism event and execute it as a part of their final grade.

After the first few weeks of class, Rebekah had developed her business plan for the agritourism venture that included a way to honor her late grandfather, Buddy Brown, who passed away in November 2017. After many hours of work, and the help of a corn maze designer, Rebekah dedicated the farm’s corn maze to her beloved grandfather by representing the things he held dearest in the design. It will feature elements of his life including the Brown’s Store, the school bus that Buddy drove for many years for Rutherford County schools, as well as a cow and a pig.

As a lifelong resident of Rutherford County, Buddy was very active in his community. He was a member of Rutherford and Wilson Farmers Cooperatives and owned and operated the Brown’s Store in Lascassas, drove the school bus, raised cattle, sheep, hogs, goats, horses, row crops, and operated a dairy.

“Buddy was always really involved in farming,” says Linda, his wife of 56 years, “I know he would be unbelievably proud of Rebekah for all she has done with the corn maze and the farm.”

Since her parents had the previous experience of running a small corn maze on their farm in the early 2000’s, they were excited about Rebekah’s idea to honor her grandfather and restart their family’s agritourism business.

“I just want to honor my grandfather,” says Rebekah. “I hope he would be proud of the work we have put in.”

Rebekah has spent the summer preparing for the grand opening this fall, growing the corn and cutting out the maze, as well as growing hay and as running a social media campaign to stay connected with the public.

The Brown Farms attraction will feature a 10-acre corn maze, straw maze, hay mountain, petting zoo, fire pits, and pumpkin-themed games like tic-tac-toe, checkers, bowling, and other family friendly activities.

Located at 7231 Cainsville Pike in Lascassas, Brown Farms will be open to the public through Nov. 3. The hours are Fridays from 3 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays by appointment only. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under 4. School tours are also available.

For more information on Brown Farms, visit the farm’s Facebook and Instagram pages or call 615-636-2457.

Brown Farms is one of nearly 50 agritourism operations across Tennessee that will offer fall activities this year. The following is a list of those we were aware of as of press time. Most are open through the end of October, but we suggest you call ahead or check websites or Facebook pages for specific dates and hours of operation.

East

Adventure Ranch

7464 West Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown

865-282-3516

adventureranch.com



Autumn Acres

1096 Baier Road, Crossville

931-210-7655

autumnacres.net



Ballinger Farm Crazy Maze

2738 Renfro Road,

Jefferson City

865-475-7513

ballingerfarm.com




Beck Mountain Corn Maze

& Entertainment Barn

110 Corn Maze Lane,

Elizabethton

423-747-1190

beckmountaincornmaze.com



Cleek Farms

2233 Cleek Road, Kingsport

423-765-3123

cleekfarms.com



Deep Well Farm

9567 Highway 11 East,

Lenoir City

865-816-2131

deepwellfarm.com



Echo Valley Farms

915 Bethel Church Road,

Jefferson City

865-591-7343

echovalleycornmaze.com



Edwards Amazing Acres

1139 Ernest Norris Road,

Jamestown

931-260-7489

More info on Facebook



Fender’s Farm

254 Highway 107, Jonesborough

423-753-4469

fendersmaze.com



Fruit and Berry Patch

4407 McCloud Road, Knoxville

865-922-3779



Guthrie Farm

490 County Road 67, Riceville

423-650-2939

tnpumpkinfarm.com



Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch

2881 Wears Valley Road,

Sevierville

865-908-8333

harvestmoonpumpkinpatch.com



Kyker Farms

938 Alder Branch Road,

Sevierville

865-679-4848

kykerfarmscornmaze.com



Maple Lane Farms

1126 Maple Lane, Greenback

865-856-3517

tnmaplelanefarms.com



Mayfield Farm & Nursery

257 Highway 307, Athens

423-746-9859

mayfieldmaze.com





Oakes Farm

8240 Corryton Road, Corryton

865-688-6200

oakesfarm.com



Old McDonald’s Farm

16705 Coulterville Road,

Sale Creek

423-531-2676

oldmcdonaldsfarm.net



The River Maze

1371 Highway 64, Ocoee

423-650-7222

therivermaze.com



The Stickley Farm LLC

550 Beaver Creel Road,

Bluff City

423-360-4809

thestickleyfarm.com

Middle

Amazin’ Acres of Fun

2857 Old Kentucky Road, Sparta

931-761-2971

amazinacres.com



Baker Mountain Farm

351 Pioneer Lane, Spencer

931-316-9072



Bottom View Farm

185 Wilkerson Lane, Portland

615-325-7017

bottomviewfarm.com



Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch

and Corn Maze

1425 Highway 76, Clarksville

931-216-8250

boydspumpkinpatch.com



Bradley Kountry Acres

& Greenhouse

650 Jake Link Road, Cottontown

615-325-2836

bradleykountryacres.com



Brown Farms

7231 Cainsville Pike, Lascassas

615-636-2457

(More info on Facebook)



Cedarwood Farms

2900 Old Nashville Highway, McMinnville

931-939-3960

cedarwoodfarmstn.com



Gentry’s Farm

1974 New Highway 96 West, Franklin

615-794-4368

gentryfarm.com



Grandaddy’s Farm

454 Highland Ridge Road,

Estill Springs

931-327-4080

grandaddysfarm.com



Harmony Farm

768 Hafner Road, Charlotte

615-913-7236



Holiday Acres Farm

346 Campbellsville Highway, Ethridge

931-829-2660

holidayacresfarm.com



Honeysuckle Hill Farm

1765 Martins Chapel

Church Road, Springfield

615-382-7593

honeysucklehillfarm.com



Keller’s Corny Country

542 Fire Tower Road, Dickson

615-441-4872

kellerscornycountry.com



Limoland

8076 Columbia Highway,

Pulaski

931-363-5744

limolandfarm.com



Lucky Ladd Farms

4374 Rocky Glade Road,

Eagleville

615-274-3786

luckyladdfarms.com



Lyon Family Farms

130 Bellview Road, Taft

931-438-9938

lyonfamilyfarms.com




Pumpkin Hill

861 Benders Ferry Road,

Mt. Juliet

615-758-5364

pumpkinhilltn.com



Ring Farm

2628 Greens Mill Rd, Columbia

931-486-2395

ringfarm.com



Shuckles Corn Maze

at Fiddle Dee Farms

7526 Swift Road, Greenbrier

615-669-6293

fiddledeefarm.com



Walden Pumpkin Farm

8653 Rocky Fork Road, Smyrna

615-220-2918

waldenfarm.biz

West

Donnell Century Farm

Adventure

3720 Highway 70 East, Jackson

731-424-4526

donnellcenturyfarm.com



Falcon Ridge Farm

22630 Highway 18 North, Toone

731-658-5200

farmatfalconridge.com




Freshwater Ranch & Cornmaze

300 BlueBird Lane, Huron

731-968-0203



Holt Family Farms

461 Jewell Store Road, Dresden

731-364-3459

holtfamilyfarms.com



Jones Corn Maze & Market

6850 Singleton Parkway,

Millington

901-873-3150

jonesorchard.com



Mid-South Maze at Agricenter International

7777 Walnut Grove Road,

Memphis

901-870-6338

midsouthmaze.com



Rushing Pumpkin Patch

6105 Roby Road, Enville

731-549-6053

(More info on Facebook)



Shirley Farm’s Pumpkin Barn

2557 South Bluff Road, Obion

731-264-5316



Todd Family Fun Farm

101 Tom Austin Road, Dyer

731-643-6720

toddfamilyfunfarm.com



Tom’s Farm

1665 Murrell Road, Rossville

901-853-0997

tomsfarm.org



Wallace Farms

1140 Douglas Road, Lexington

731-614-8625

(More info on Facebook)

 
 
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