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Music at the Mill ~ Tim Buppert on Sat, Aug 26, 2017

  • Events - Music

On Saturday, August 26 at 8:00 p.m., Evins Mill continues its "Music at the Mill" concert series with another intimate evening of acoustic music featuring accomplished singer-songwriter Tim Buppert.

Having written songs and/or sung them on albums for Trisha Yearwood, Michael Peterson and Kevin Sharp among other well-known artists, Tim has several top ten songs to his name and will be performing them and others in an informal, writer-in-the-round format.

The Music at the Mill package includes hors d'oeuvres, a four-course dinner & concert and is $60/guest, while the hors d'oeuvres-concert-only package is $20/guest. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) for ticket information and reservations.

Totality Brunch ~ Mon, Aug 21, 2017

  • Events - Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, Evins Mill finds itself in the enviable position of being in an optimal location to witness a rather rare occurrence - a total solar eclipse. From our property, observers will see two & a half minutes of "totality." To mark the occasion, we're hosting a "totality brunch."

Served from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. ahead of the eclipse cycle , the brunch menu features full breakfast fare along with moon pies & hearty sides...

  • eggs-to-order
  • buttermilk pancakes with all the toppings
  • grilled southern raised catfish
  • Tennessee bacon and sausage
  • creamy cheddar grits
  • home fried potatoes
  • grilled asparagus
  • vegetable slaw
  • tomato mozzarella tossed salad
  • selection of cold cereals and yogurts
  • fresh fruit
  • muffins, toast and bagels with cream cheese
  • moon pies, homemade pastries & cookies
  • variety of juices and low fat milk
  • coffee and hot beverage selection

Guests will have ample time to explore the property between the end of brunch and the start of the eclipse cycle at 12:00 p.m., which culminates in "totality" at 1:29:21 p.m.

While guests are invited to bring blankets or portable chairs, as part of the brunch package Evins Mill provides two locations for optimal viewing, as well as NASA-approved eclipse glasses and NASA-approved literature about the "Great American Eclipse." While not included in the package price, totality inspired drinks from the bar will be available!

The Totality Brunch package is $35/guest.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) for ticket information and reservations.

Calfkiller Beer Tasting ~ Sat, Aug 12, 2017

  • Events - Beer Tasting
  • Artwork - Logo - Calfkiller
  • Events - Beer Tasting

Calfkiller Brewery, based in nearby Sparta, Tennessee, is back at Evins Mill by popular demand for an encore performance on Saturday, August 12. Beginning at 6:00, the brothers Sergio of Calfkiller Brewing Company will, in a setting as irreverent as it is beautiful, sample their products and share their story.

Well-known for "unparalleled drinkability, paradoxically balanced by uncompromised complexity," Calfkiller beer has attracted a devoted following among micro-brew enthusiasts and beer lovers throughout Tennessee.

The tasting will be paired with an assortment of appetizers and be followed by a festive and abundant buffet dinner, served at 7:00 and prepared by our own Chef Evans, who has attracted a following of his own, and who has designed a menu to compliment the tasting...

  • Tasty beer bread with local chevre from Harmony Lane
  • Beer-infused "fish fry" with American catfish, hush-puppies & homemade tartar sauce
  • Tennessee-raised steaks fresh from the grill, with homemade chimichurri and baby back ribs
  • Loads of local potato and veggie sides
  • Variety of salads
  • Homemade Calfkiller ice cream sandwiches, Calfkiller ice cream & beer floats

The Calfkiller Package is $60/guest. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included (Calfkiller beer tasting aside).

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) to learn more or make reservations.

Bluegrass Cookout ~ Sat, Jul 1, 2017

  • Events - Music
  • Events - Jamboree
  • Food - Prep

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, the town of Smithville hosts the Fiddlers' Jamboree & Craft Festival, one of country's premier bluegrass music competitions. Just a few minutes from the Dekalb County Courthouse, where the hoedown takes place, Evins Mill is a convenient springboard for the festival - as well as a cool escape from the heat, and a relaxing destination for great meals and overnight accommodations.

To that end, the resort is hosting its own annual Bluegrass Cookout from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. that same Saturday. Appetizers are available as early as 6:00 p.m. As always, guests are invited to arrive early and enjoy a stroll to Carmac Falls or a game of pool at Cortland Hall. Early or not, come with an appetite, for the menu is expansive...


  • Tennessee Raised New York Strip and Rib Eye Steaks
  • Grilled Cornish Game Hens
  • Barbecued Baby Back Ribs


  • Roasted red potatoes
  • Fresh local corn on the cob
  • Fresh baked rolls & cornbread
  • Homegrown tomato, fresh mozzarella salad
  • Fresh basil, vegetable slaw
  • Marinated cucumber salad
  • Local crowder peas
  • Homegrown, fried green tomatoes
  • Grilled sweet onions & chilies


  • Homemade Apple Pie w/ vanilla ice cream


  • Tea, coffee, lemonade & ice water

The Bluegrass Cookout is $60.00/guest and $15 for children six to twelve years old. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages area available but not included.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) to learn more or make reservations.

Harmony Lane Cheese Tasting ~ Sat, Jun 24, 2017

  • Vendors - Harmony Lane
  • Vendors - Harmony Lane

We're big fans of Harmony Lane Creamery. Less than five miles from Evins Mill, it produces some of the best cheese around and is a major source of the cheese we serve. As such, we're excited to host our first Harmony Lane Cheese Tasting - on Saturday, June 24. 

The event begins with a 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. tour of Harmony Lane Farm and is followed by a 6:00 p.m. social hour at Evins Mill, when Julie & Mark David of Harmony Lane, will mix with guests and share their story.

Chef Evans will incorporate Harmony Lane Goat Cheese not only into the hors d'oeuvre selections that night, but also into the dinner menu and breakfast buffet the next morning...

  • appetizers: Harmony Lane goat cheese
  • entrees: millstone beef tenderloin or citrus braised duck breast
  • dessert: featuring Harmony Lane hot fudge
  • breakfast: Harmony Lane sausage

The Harmony Lane Package includes the tour, tasting, hors d'oeuvres & a four-course dinner and is $60/guest. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) to learn more or make reservations.

Memorial Cookout ~ Sat, May 27, 2017

  • Food - Prep

Evins Mill is hosting its annual Memorial Weekend Cookout on Saturday, May 27 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. with appetizers available as early as 6:00. If you're not already staying at the resort, guests are welcome to make reservations for dinner-only and arrive early for a short stroll to Carmack Falls. Whenever you arrive, come with an appetite, for the menu as always is as expansive as it will be tasty...


  • Grilled hereford rib eye steaks
  • Grilled jumbo shrimp
  • Barbecued baby back ribs


  • Oven roasted yukon gold potatoes
  • Mixed garden vegetable grill
  • Local vine-ripe tomato, mozzarella salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette
  • Grilled vidalia onions & chilies
  • Vegetable slaw
  • Marinated cucumber salad
  • White beans, slow cooked w/ Benton's Bacon
  • Fresh baked, local whole wheat rolls & cornbread


  • Local strawberry cobbler w/ streusel topping & vanilla ice cream


  • Tea, coffee, lemonade & ice water

The Memorial Weekend Cookout is $60.00/guest and $15 for children six to twelve years old. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) to learn more or make reservations.