Journal of 100 Miles

Celebrating the communities and culture along the 100 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee.


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Pickin’ and Grinnin’

A tradition going back as far as the annual homecoming, The Bethel Pickin’ and Grinnin’ happens every third Saturday of the month at the Community Center.  Tasty burgers and hotdogs are served by the friendliest of neighbors, and the main event features a covered pavillion complete with stage, dance floor and seating with an incredible display of bluegrass players and shoes that go tap, tap, clink, clink…a must experience event.

The area boasts some incredible musicians who created the rural area’s entertainment.  Bluegrass and gospel singing have been thriving here for many years and is a culture to appreciate.

To find Bethel – From the Natchez Trace, Exit Hwy 7 South, left on Leipers Creek Rd, 3 miles to community center on left; From Franklin, Take Hwy 46 to Leipers Fork, through center of town, stay straight on road which turns into Leipers Creek Rd, 11 miles to community center on right; From Columbia, take Hwy 7 north, right on Leipers Creek Rd, 3 miles to community center on left.