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Music at the Mill ~ Tim Buppert on Sat, Nov 25, 2017

  • Events - Music

On Saturday, November 25 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.

Plantings & Pickers ~ Sat, Nov 11, 2017

  • Grounds - Flower
  • Artwork - Logo - Pickers Vodka

On Saturday, November 11, Evins Mill is hosting a double-header of sorts - two fun and back-to-back events that share no natural connection other than they're both going to be informative and entertaining - and involve popular resort attractions.

The fun starts with our first-ever guided tour of the varied flora at the resort's landscaped areas, which include a variety of laurels, abelias & red buds, as well azeleas, rhododendrons, junipers and much more. While all plants & shrubs were selected by Evins Mill Landscaper-in-Residence Eden Cochran, the presentation & tour, which will go from 3:30 to 5:00, will be led by local nurseryman Bert Driver of Bert Driver Nursery, which has advised Evins Mill on and provided it with much of its plantings.

The fun continues with our first-ever Pickers Vodka tasting, hosted from 6:00 to 7:00 by Nashville-based SpeakEasy Distillery and featuring several flavors of their popular Picker's Vodka. Chef Evans will prepare heavy hors d'oeuvres to compliment the tasting, not to mention a scrumptious four-course dinner to follow.

The Plantings & Pickers Package includes...

  • guided tour of landscaped & natural flora at the resort
  • Pickers vodka tasting paired with heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • four-course dinner
  • unlimited access to non-alcoholic beverages
  • exclusive access to the resort's 40-acre property

...and is $60/guest. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included (vodka tasting aside).

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

Pumpkin Carving ~ Sat, Oct 28, 2017

  • Events - Halloween
  • Events - Halloween

On Saturday, October 28, Evins Mill hosts its annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. With adult participation in mind, each couple is given at check-in one already cleaned out pumpkin - the canvas for their creative designs! Pumpkins will come in similar shapes and sizes but are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

From 3:00 to the 6:00 social hour, guests will have ample time to carve their pumpkins, which will then be prominently displayed at the Main Lodge before dinner. The guest with the most creatively carved pumpkin as judged by our staff wins a complimentary night stay at the resort on any Enchanted Night.

Chef Evans has designed a fall-themed menu to compliment the occasion...

Appetizers

  • a variety of deviled eggs, cheese & homemade pickles

Soup

  • butternut squash bisque

Salad

  • roasted beets, chef grown greens & toasts pumpkin seeds

Entrees

  • Calfkiller beer-braised beef short ribs or
  • citrus-braised duck breast w/ fresh cranberry relish

Sides

  • root gratin & braised local mustard greens

Desserts

  • pumpkin & spice creme brulee or
  • apple cider sorbet

The Pumpkin-Carving Package includes one pumpkin per guest, hors d'oeuvres & a four course dinner and is $60/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.

Stonehaus Wine Tasting ~ Sat, Sep 9, 2017

  • Vendors - Stonehaus
  • Vendors - Stonehaus
  • Vendors - Stonehaus

In conjunction with Stonehaus Winery, based in Crossville, Tennessee, Evins Mill is hosting a wine tasting on Saturday, September 9. Beginning at 6:00, Rob Ramsey of Stonehaus, will discuss the history of wine making in Tennessee and sample many Stonehaus wines.

The tasting will be paired with an assortment of appetizers and be followed by an Overlook Cookout, served buffet style at 7:00 and prepared by our own Chef Evans, who is crafting a menu to compliment the tasting...

Entrees & Sides

  • Tennessee raised, smoked beef rib loin carving station with cool horseradish sauce
  • Tennessee raised Chicken from Quarter Spring Farm, grilled with fresh pesto
  • Baby back ribs
  • Seasonal sides & salads, all from our local gardens, including ratatouille & potato gratin

Dessert

  • Chocolate Lovers Dessert Buffet

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

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

Labor Day Cookout ~ Sat, Sep 2, 2017

  • Food - Prep

Evins Mill is hosting its annual Labor Day Cookout on Saturday, September 2. A festive all-you-can-eat kind of affair, the cookout/buffet is available 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, you are welcome to make reservations for dinner-only and arrive early for a stroll to Carmac Falls. Whenever you show up, come with an appetite, for the menu is abundant and tasty...

Entrees

  • Tennessee Raised New York Strip and Rib Eye Steaks
  • Grilled, Fresh Hawaiian Marlin
  • Barbecued baby back ribs

Sides

  • Smashed, local potatoes
  • Sweet corn casserole
  • Fresh baked rolls & cornbread
  • Homegrown tomato, fresh mozzarella salad
  • Fresh basil, vegetable slaw
  • Marinated cucumber salad
  • White beans and turnip greens
  • Marinated mushrooms
  • Grilled sweet onions & chilies

Dessert

  • Local Peach, Ginger Streusel cobbler w/ ice cream

Beverages

  • Tea, coffee, lemonade & ice water

The Labor Day 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.

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...

Entrees

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

Sides

  • 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

Dessert

  • Homemade Apple Pie w/ vanilla ice cream

Beverages

  • 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.

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...

Entrees

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

Sides

  • 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

Dessert

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

Beverages

  • 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.

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