Join us for the Arts & Ag Tour Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for a flea market of antiques and collectibles. While you’re here, grab a plate of BBQ and stay for the Harvest Time Band who’ll be performing live bluegrass from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
Tarkington General Store is located in a deep hollow on Hassell’s Creek in Hickman Co., 50 miles west of Nashville. It was established in 1927 by R.D. and Edith Tarkington and not only the local grocery, selling overalls, nails, gas, horse shoes, a wonderful bologna sandwich and much more; it also housed the local blacksmith, grist mill, and barber. People gathered on the old store front porch to play checkers or talk about current events. In the early years R.D., with his horse and wagon below, would deliver store items to the local community. When R.D. and Edith retired in 1978, C.W. and Elizabeth Tarkington and their daughter Pam Allen took over. After C.W. and Elizabeth retired in 2002 it was continued in operation by daughters Pam and Linda. Cousins Elizabeth and Joe Thornton then operated the business for a short time. Today it is rented for music and special events.
Click here to find out what in the world these fine ladies and gentlemen are doing in the creek out back Tarkington General Store.
Click here to watch Opry Legends jam old time country at Tarkington’s