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Guide To: Leiper's Fork, TN

Just outside of Nashville and Franklin, TN, Leiper’s Fork is unassuming and exceedingly creative, which should come as no surprise given its close proximity to Nashville and its reputation as a resident oasis for famous musicians. Wander into The original Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant,  and you never know who you might find on the open mic while you devour your meat and three (hint: many award-winning musicians have known that stage). Visit Serenite Maison and strum iconic instruments that more than one Grammy winner has played either on stage or right where you stand. If you enjoy a good bourbon, you’ll get a drink and a song at the Stillhouse Sessions once a month when Leiper’s Fork Distillery showcases local singers and songwriters. Several local galleries attract global visitors, including Copper Fox, Leiper’s Creek Gallery, and David Arms where local owners showcase beautiful artwork. 

The Fork’s creative culture is bolstered by its beautiful surroundings. Well-situated along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, residents of the area created a land trust that assures it will not undergo development, protecting its size and character. The district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places so, with homes averaging nearly $3M and a total of only 1,100 acres to call their own, it’s no wonder the local 650 residents feel protective of the area they call home. 

Local festivals are a favorite way to enjoy Leiper’s Fork for visitors and locals alike. The Santa Parades community barbecues and cookoffs, especially the chili contest, draw a crowd. Find yourself transported into the historic South with gospel sings at local churches, ice cream socials, and fish fry events with the locals. Watch outdoor movies while the fireflies dance during Lawnchair Theater, enter in a model airplane competition, join the annual turkey shoot in November, carol your way through the town Christmas Parade and more! Leiper’s Fork is carefree and dedicated to the good life, as is evidenced by its clear identity and the many traditions that make it an enviable place to call home.

If Leiper’s Fork were a song:

“Sugar Magnolia” by Grateful Dead