The Best of Small-Town America

Lincoln County and Fayetteville offer an unparalleled quality of life that brings residents the true benefits of the small-town and rural lifestyle with the added bonus of big-city convenience within a short drive.

The picturesque town square in Fayetteville thrives as the hub of activity in the town, with boutiques and stores offering a wide range of products, as well as restaurants, a historic movie theatre and professional services.

The area is rich in history, and the Lincoln County Museum contains a large variety of items and artifacts from days gone by including an enormous arrowhead collection, military artifacts, and medical and agriculture exhibits. The Chamber of Commerce also sponsors a walking tour of Fayetteville's lovely historic homes.

Slawburgers, Whiskey, and a Good Time in Fayetteville

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Sense of Community

Fayetteville and Lincoln County are proud of the tight-knit nature of our citizens. Our people bond as friends at church, in community organizations such as Civitan, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions Club, VFW, Knights of Columbus, Elks Club, Junior Round Dozen, Shriners, Leadership Lincoln and other organizations.
Whatever your interest, you will find a group that shares your passions in Lincoln County. Some of our associations include the Livestock Association, Literacy Council, Humane Society, Pilot Club, Garden Club, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Elk River Forestry Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Association of Retarded Citizens. Elk Valley Car Club, Main Street Association, and Elk Valley Crafters. There are dozens of others.
For those interested in the arts, the Carriage House Players is a local acting troupe, and we also are proud to have the Denim Dusters Square Dancers and a very active Museum Association and Arts Council.
For the kids, there are lots of activities as well, such as the 4-H Club, Falcon Club, Boy and Girl Scouts and numerous opportunities to learn and make friends.
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The Jack Daniel Distillery was officially established in 1866, making it the very first registered distillery within the US, with Jack as the Master Distiller. The opening of his now-famous distillery would follow shortly thereafter, right next to Jack Daniel’s prime resource: the mineral-rich Cave Spring Hollow.

"We love entertaining our guests just about as much as we love making Tennessee Whiskey here at the Jack Daniel Distillery. And like any good host, we’re always more than happy to show you around the place. We offer a variety of distillery tours to fit your visit and help you get better acquainted with the home of Jack Daniel’s."
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Carriage House Players is a community theater group located in Fayetteville. 2020 marks our 33rd year in continuous operation!

Located off US 431, just one mile from historic downtown Fayetteville's charming shops and dining. Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Park is only five miles from our door. Explore Stone Bridge Memorial Park, just one mile away. Daily hot breakfast and WiFi are on us.
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The Museum & Event Center is Lincoln County's only public location housing artifacts from the community's history. The museum is located inside the Borden Milk Plant, constructed in 1927, and was donated by the William R. Carter family to serve as a local museum in 1987. Tours of the museum are provided free of charge by volunteer docents, and the event center is available for public rentals. 

Located in the rolling hills of Tennessee, Southern Pride Distillery offers premium craft spirits. Distilled in a copper pot still, their products are created much like those of their ancestors. Southern Pride uses locally grown corn milled at the distillery and their water comes from a natural spring located beside the distillery. Stop by for a visit and take a tour of the distillery, and natural spring.
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Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library is your free passport to...
Catch-up on your email with our free computers and free WiFi.
Read the latest bestseller or find your favorite block buster!
Free Computer Technical Assistance.
Research your roots in our free Genealogy Research Center.
Entertain the children at our Free Story Time and free Teen events!

Prichard’s Distillery incorporated in 1997 with their award-winning aged American rum in hand. They opened their first distillery in 1999 in the historic Kelso, Tennessee schoolhouse. Five generations ago in 1825, Granddaddy Benjamin Prichard of Davidson County, TN left his still, tubs, utensils and techniques of the craft to his son Enoch. Suffice it to say that long before they became “legal” distillers, the Prichard family was known to make the best whiskey in the area. When descendant Phil Prichard opened Prichard’s Distillery in Kelso, TN, he restored a lost art form. The Prichard family continues to produce some of the finest tasting rums and Tennessee whiskey in America. 

Local family-owned farm, with hay rides to pick your own pumpkin, concessions, a baby animal petting zoo, barn, playground, corn maze and more. Farm atmosphere in which families can relax together and enjoy the great outdoors. Open September 20th - November 2nd.
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On the second weekend in November, downtown Fayetteville becomes the setting for a magical holiday experience. With an array of music, food, exhibits, shops, candlelight and Christmas spirit the entire community joins together to promote qualities of our town. Advance tickets are available for many events.

The Fabulous Fifties Show is an annual entertainment extravaganza initiated in 1986 that is made up of singers, dancers, actors, and a 15-piece band showcasing songs from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s with 8 performances over 2 weekends in March. It benefits the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, which serves local cancer patients in 8 adjoining counties.
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Fayetteville, Tennessee is the home of the Famous Slawburger. We have such a rich history with the unique "slawburger" and the festival serves as a way to share those stories. Create new memories or revisit old ones from the past. Come visit us in April at the Historic Fayetteville Downtown Square for the Annual Slawburger Festival.
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The annual kids fishing rodeo will be June 6th, 2020 at stone bridge park. This event is put on by the City of Fayetteville Parks and Rec., Fire Department, Walmart, and TWRA along with other local businesses. Admission is free. Drinks, hot dogs, and snacks are provided free of charge thanks to our sponsors. Prizes are awarded throughout the event. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy!
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The Lincoln County Fair in Fayetteville is one of the top fairs in Tennessee and consistently offers incredible entertainment including concerts, thrilling carnival rides, exciting competitions and harness racing. The Fair provides a safe and friendly environment for family and friends to come together in September year after year. Agriculture is at the heart of the fair and they showcase it with a variety of livestock shows throughout the week.  The Fair has a fantastic Farmer for a Day Activity where children learn about life on the farm.​​​ 
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