Agricenter Sunflower Trail, a Greenprint Certified Project, is a bike path that links the Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Patch to the Farmer’s Market. In August 2016, Agricenter won a $100,000 grant to upgrade the trail. Tap here to learn all about this. The ribbon cutting for the Agricenter Sunflower Trail took place on 5 September 2017.
The Agricenter Sunflower Trail reveals the agricultural character of the area and links Shelby Farms Park to Agricenter. The trail leads to the Farmer’s Market, a cultural resource. The pavement of the trail used regionally agreed criteria for connecting the network of green spaces.
The idea for this trail began when Agricenter was built in 1986 and it was planned to be completed. The desire lines on the path were evidence of the existing usage of the community. We encourage users of all ages and abilities by improving the partially graveled road bed and the desire lines that make up this previously unpaved portion of the trail. In addition, with improved access to the trail by the construction of bollards through a fully funded IOBY campaign, we expect further use of the trail. The bollards have been ordered and will soon be mounted.
Agricenter International, founded in 1979, is a non-profit organization dedicated to agricultural science, education and conservation. With more than 1.3 million campus visitors a year, Agricenter offers a wide variety of events.
The Agricenter International Exhibition Centre, with more than 86,000 square feet of exhibition space, offers shopping shows, seminars, trade shows and galas. Something is going on almost every day.
Agricenter ShowPlace Arena is a multi-purpose venue for equestrian activities, festivals, concerts, circuses, trade shows, car & boat shows and more. The ShowPlace Arena RV park allows visitors to tie up their trailer in the foot of their horse. They also offer temporary boarding with advance bookings.
Agricenter Farmers Market, founded in 1986, is the oldest continuous seasonal market in Tennessee. All vendors sell products that they personally farm, develop at home, or handcraft. This is the only local market open six days a week during the peak growing season, from May to October.
Agricenter International’s RV Park provides the serenity of country living combined with the ease of city life. Within walking distance of Farmer’s Market, RV Park offers sewer, 30-amp & 50-amp electrical connections, water, dump station, toilets, shower and laundry facilities.
Beautiful Memphis, Tennessee, is jam-packed with some of the state’s best hiking trails. If you’re a resident or just a visitor, make sure to check these hikes with your friends and family:
- Nesbit Park – Stanky Creek Trails
- Wolf River Refuge Trailhead
- Wolf River Greenway
- Big River Crossing
- Shelby Farms Park
- Tour de Wolf Trailhead
- V&E Greenline
- Chickasaw Trailhead
These amazing trails are located just down the street from our location at South Third Street across from The Southgate Shopping Center. Stop by for a visit anytime!