Heritage Festival at Ames Plantation

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The Heritage Festival at Ames Plantation in Grand Junction offers an opportunity for guests to travel back in time, lead by approximately 130 folk artists, musicians, re-enactors and demonstrators. The festival highlights the diverse lifestyles of West Tennesseans of the 19th century, from Native Americans to sharecroppers. The beautiful setting that has changed very little since the 1800s, and all homes in Heritage Village are authentic to the Ames Plantation.

The nonprofit event typically draws between 4,000 and 5,000 people. Folks in attendance come from a dozen states and more than half of the counties in Tennessee.

Focusing on educating individuals of all ages, the Heritage Festival emphasizes the importance of understanding and preserving the past. The event takes place October 10, 2015, at the Ames Plantation from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free offsite parking and transportation to the event site provided.

For more information, visit www.amesplantation.org or call 731-425-4768.


  1. Tammy Copeland

    August 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

    When is your 2012 Heritage Festival?

    • Jessy Yancey

      August 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Hi Tammy,

      The 2012 festival is slated for Oct. 13. We’ve updated the story above to reflect this year’s date. Thanks!


  2. Maxine Thompson

    August 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    We returned our form to participate as vendor at this year’s festival. Information on the form indicated you would contact us during August. As of this date, August 28, 2012, we have heard nothing from you. Or have we missed your call?

    George and Maxine Thompson

    • Jessy Yancey

      August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Hi Maxine,

      We’re actually not connected with the Ames Plantation – we just included a story about the Heritage Festival in our magazine, Tennessee Home & Farm. To contact them directly, please visit http://www.amesplantation.org or call 901-878-1067.


      Jessy Yancey
      Tennessee Home & Farm

  3. Mickey Marie Lambert

    April 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    When is your Heritage Festival in 2013

    • Jessy Yancey

      April 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      Hi Mickey,

      The annual Ames Plantation Heritage Festival is slated for Oct. 12, 2013. Thanks for reminding us to update the date on our website!

      Jessy Yancey
      Tennessee Home & Farm

  4. vicky Bell

    October 11, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Me and my family has attended the festival for uears! And was wondering how many people attended this year? (2015)

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