Not Your Average Farm Tour

The 2023 season is HERE!! Opening day for the Not Your Average Farm Tour is April 22-23

Axe throwing, alpacas and wine tasting, what more could you ask for?  Not Your Average Farm Tour is not a run of the mill farm tour but a unique and memorable experience like none other!

Enjoy all that beautiful East Tennessee has to offer with three unique farm tours rolled into one amazing experience with a complementary wine glass waiting for you at the end. This is the perfect experience for date night, bachelor/bachelorette parties, friend’s day out or just a fun time. Enjoy this $105 value for only $60! Excited yet? Give us a call at (865)745-2902 now to sign up or read on to learn more.

Your experience will include an instructional introduction followed by 45 minutes of axe throwing at 865 Axe Throwing. Take a short 15 minute drive down the road to Rocking Chair Farm. Here you will tour the farm, meet many different animals, and have the opportunity to interact with alpacas. Another short 15 minute drive brings you to The Winery at Seven Springs Farm. Enjoy a complimentary tasting which will include 8 of our wines, ciders and wine slushies. You will also receive an amazing charcuterie snack with meats, cheeses, and jelly to perfectly pair with each wine. Total drive time is under 30 minutes! You will receive a passport at the first stop and get stamps at each venue. Bring the completed passport to the Winery and receive a free Not Your Average Farm Tour wine glass to remind you of your experience.

Most important things to remember – show up at 865 Axe Throwing at your allotted time with closed toe shoes and a valid ID. You are responsible for your own transportation. Not too hard, right?

Tours will begin at 1 pm and are limited to 24 people. Please arrive at 865 Axe Throwing 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time as the tour will begin promptly at 1.  Then, enjoy the beautiful East Tennessee scenery traveling to the next two destinations. Total tour time is around 3 hours. Cut off to complete the trail is 8 pm. Tickets are $60 and must be purchased in advance by calling (865)745-2902 or you can sign up online by following this link. This is a rain or shine event and tickets are non-refundable unless canceled by Not Your Average Farm Tour. You are responsible for your own transportation but will travel in tandem with the group to each location. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. Please remember to wear closed to shoes and bring a valid ID. This is a farm and wine experience and no exceptions can be made. If signing up for a group, the group leader is responsible for making sure all participants follow these guidelines.  Sorry, we cannot allow any pets; only verified service animals. If you feel ill or have a temperature over 100 degrees, please stay at home.

Meet Your Hosts

865 Axe Throwing

865 Axe Throwing
5821 Babelay Road
Knoxville, TN 37924

865 Axe Throwing is located at Babelay Farms and owned/operated by Penny and Weston Babelay.  Their goal is to bring people back to the simple beauty of farm living and enjoy rustic country offering from their farm.  After visiting axe-throwing ranges, they fell in love with the sport and 865 Axe Throwing was born!  Babelay farms provides you with the first outdoor axe throwing range in East Tennessee that is welcoming, safe and fun.

Rocking Chair Farm

Rocking Chair Farm
6913 Fair Meadow Lane
Corryton, TN 37721

Rocking Chair Farm is an alpaca farm nestled at the base of House Mountain in East TN owned and operated by David and Christine Rogers.  David and Christine are devoted to raising the finest quality alpacas, furthering the breed and firmly believe in the magic these “critters” bring to a farm.  These “critters” have firmly established themselves not only in their hearts, but also their souls.  They love to educate their friends and neighbors about what makes these guys so magical; from the fiber they possess to their personalities.  Shop for unique gifts in their farm store or experience a day in the life of an alpaca farmer, led by the farmers themselves!  Come check them out, stay a while and learn more about their story and the story of each animal here. 

The Winery at Seven Springs Farm

The Winery at Seven Springs Farm
1474 Highway 61 East
Maynardville, TN 37807

Visit East Tennessee’s premier wine and vineyard location, situated on historic “Thunder Road” just outside Maynardville, and a short drive from Knoxville. The Winery at Seven Springs Farm is owned/operated by Nikki Riddle and Michael Coombs and situated on a 400 acre working family farm.  Taste from a large selection of award winning wines, expertly crafted in our modern winemaking facility. Our experienced winemakers Nikki and Michael apply their knowledge to handcraft a unique selection of both dry and sweet wines that will appeal to any wine lover.  After your tasting, stay and enjoy a glass and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  The store also offers a selection of vegetables and black angus beef cuts grown on the farm. 

My wife and I had a great time on the farm tour today. Every element was perfect and the owners of each farm were great. We highly recommend this adventure.

Michael Holtz

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