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Within a short drive of Evins Mill is a lot of local color, including wineries, a brewery, a distillery, a goat farm & creamery, multiple shops & boutiques, an art gallery, and an outdoor live music venue - all producing small-batch, high quality products and vibes, from hooch to sweet wines to exquisite crafts. All are locally owned or affiliated and many offer tours/tastings (by advance reservation-only). Evins Mill is proud to include many of these locally produced wines, beers, spirits and cheeses at its bar or on its menu; and to host on-site tastings of such at various times throughout the year. For assistance in accessing these nearby attractions, please visit their websites for hours of operation and tour schedules. The Map on this web site may also be helpful.

Cosmic Clay Studio

Located in Dekalb County and less than seven miles from Evins Mill, Cosmic Clay Studio is owned and operated by master potter Louis Colombarini and his wife Christine, herself a master hand builder. Louis and Christine offer pottery and hand building classes at their studio and have custom designed a memory-making workshop for guests of Evins Mill. In a three-hour session starting at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m., participants will learn how to craft two or three pieces to keep and treasure. The clay-making package includes the clay, glazes, firing, and shipping, and is just $100 per participant.

Reservations are required. To secure your spot at the potter's wheel or for further details, contact Louis directly at 931.314.9059.

The Colombarinis established their studio in 1980 and for more than forty-five years have designed, created, and sold clay artworks throughout the US and Canada. Dedicated to lifelong careers in the ceramic arts, their contemporary and classic clay works have gained national recognition and won numerous awards. Closer to home, they helped establish Dekalb County's Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour, which takes place annually the last full weekend of October, includes dozens of local art studios, and is now celebrating its twenty-fifth season.

Harmony Lane
Farm & Creamery

Located in Dekalb County and less than six miles from Evins Mill, Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery is owned and operated by Julie & Mark David and is a Grade A Dairy, selling fresh goat milk products – including milk, cheese, fudge & soap. Over one hundred goats produce some of the best goat milk around, which, when combined with fresh ingredients from the farm, also result in the finest goat cheese around. We procure our chevre from Harmony Lane and stock our "gift shop" with several Harmony Lane products. 

Guests may register for a farm tour by RESERVATION-ONLY. Please visit the Harmony Lane website linked above to view tour schedule and sign up for one.

Historic Town Square

Located less than five minutes from Evins Mill is Smithville's historic town square, populated by quaint shops and boutiques, all featuring an eclectic blend of local and distinct crafts and clothing, including...

  • Button Willow General Store & Coffee Shop

  • The Male Room "Bro-tique"

  • Legacy Haus

  • The Purple Door Antiques

  • Cheryl's Beau Bees

  • The Vintage Owl

Appalachian Center
for Crafts

Located in Dekalb County and ten minutes from Evins Mill, the Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts (615.597.6801) is a nationally renowned facility dedicated to expanding the influence of craft on contemporary art, while preserving craft traditions. The Center has an art gallery and gift store that features fiber, wood, metal and glass works. 

Bert Driver Nursery
& Burlap Room

Dekalb & Warren Counties are known far and wide for nurseries. While most nurseries are wholesale operations, at least one accommodates retail sales - Bert Driver Nursery (615.597.9560), which is less than seven miles from Evins Mill and from which Evins Mill purchases the trees, shrubs & perennials it uses in its own landscaped areas. That Bert is a character is an added benefit.

The nursery is also home to the Burlap Room, featuring locally-grown hemp, a beer garden, a concert series featuring local and regional performers, and an annual Earth Day Celebration.

The Art Center of Cannon Co.

The award-winning Arts Center of Cannon County (ACCC) is located in Woodbury, TN and is 24 miles from Evins Mill. The ACCC consists of a playhouse, art gallery, and concert venue in a single facility.

The Arts Center thrives on art of all forms, including its theatre program, art gallery, craft shop, concert series, and other creative outlets. Drawing on the blue-collar roots of its community, the organization focuses on self-sufficiency, fiscal responsibility and social entrepreneurship. Since its inception in 1980, The Arts Center has averaged over 50,000 patrons yearly.

Calfkiller Brewery

Located in White County, Calfkiller Brewery is owned and operated by brothers Don & David Sergio, who brew beers with "unparalleled drinkability, paradoxically balanced by uncompromising complexity." Whatever that means, they brew a mean beer that if nothing else has an unparalleled following. We're proud to serve it as our only on-draft beer.

Short Mountain Distillery

Located in Cannon County, Short Mountain Distillery is owned and operated by Billy Kaufman. Short Mountain is Tennessee's sixth distillery making authentic small-batch, Tennessee moonshine, bourbon and other fine products from corn that is grown and stone-milled on this 300-acre working farm.

Northfield Winery

Located in White County, Northfield Winery is owned and operated by Mark Ray, who used to pick wild muscadines for his grandmother. As she aged and could no longer eat them, Mark started making wine out of them – and so a winery was born.

Stonehaus Winery

Located in Cumberland County, Stonehaus Winery is owned and operated by Rob Ramsey, producing a variety of wines, from the dryer sparkling Seval Blanc to the sweeter Muscadine (a.k.a. "God's gift to the sunny south"). It also features homemade fudge and gourmet foods.