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Get Tickets Now: Hill Country Boucherie & Blues Picnic 8/17 – 8/18

Photography by Denny Culbert

If you’ve eaten at Sweet Grass, The Kitchen, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Beauty Shop, or Hog and Hominy to name a few, you’ve likely had meat that came from Home Place Pastures. The small family-run sustainable farm just 45 minutes south of town in Como, MS has been servicing the Memphis restaurant community for about 3 years, supplying pork, beef, and lamb.

Next weekend, instead of the goods coming to your table at your favorite local eatery, you’re invited down for music, camping, and fresh food right on the farm. Home Place Pastures is hosting its annual Hill Country Boucherie & Blues Picnic on August 17 & 18.

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On Friday the 17th, guests will enjoy a night of live music by artists from the label Muscle Beach Records, and Memphis’ own Lucky Cat Ramen will offer ramen bowls for purchase. Preview music by the artists that are playing the event through this Spotify playlist.

Photo by Denny Culbert

Saturday night is the Boucherie Dinner. Restaurant teams from across the region will each be tasked with creating a dish from an assigned cut of pork, beef, or lamb and guests get to vote for best dish. Cooking teams from The Gray Canary, City Block Salumeria, and The Beauty Shop will be representing Memphis this year. Dinner will be followed by a blues concert.

Home Place Pastures was co-founded by brothers Marshall and Jemison Bartlett to build upon and preserve generations worth of family farming tradition.

The idea of an annual farm party sprung from the Bartlett family’s big dove hunt parties that they would host on the Home Place. When the Bartlett brothers started their new business on the family farm four and half years ago, they morphed the traditional annual party into the Boucherie, which they say showcases everything they love about their business, their customers, and their community.  This will be the third year of the Boucherie in its present format.

Photo by Denny Culbert

The heart of the event is to celebrate the tradition of whole animal eating, our chefs’ creativity, and our north Mississippi community’s vibrant food, music, (and booze) culture.  The chefs are from around the Southeast, the guests are both local and out-of-towners, and the sponsors are local craft businesses working hard to enrich our area with home grown, local, top quality products.  Mostly we want to honor the hill country picnic tradition- getting folks together for great food, music, and most of all, having a damn good time. — Marshall Bartlett, CEO Home Place Pastures

Event Details & Pricing

  • Boucherie Dinner – $90
    • Includes entrance to Boucherie chef dinner on Saturday & entrance to blues picnic following dinner.
  • Camping Pass – $30
    • Camping two nights
      • Entrance to “Muscle Fest” bands Friday night
      • Entrance to Blues Picnic Saturday night
      • Free breakfast, coffee and BBQ dinner on Saturday
      • Boozie Farm Tour
      • Access to all farm amenities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, volleyball
  • Whole Weekend Pass – $130
    • Camping for two nights
    • Tickets for coffee and non alcoholic refreshments
    • Friday
      • Entrance to “Muscle Fest” a night of bands from Muscle Beach Records
      • Ramen from Lucky Cat Ramen (for Purchase)
      • Sake Cocktails by Proper Sake (for Purchase)
    • Saturday
      • Complimentary Breakfast Tacos by Barracuda
      • Farm tour (with complimentary beers)
      • Hog butchering demo
      • Fried chicken and sides lunch (for purchase)
      • Access to all farm amenities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, volleyball
      • Entrance to boucherie chef dinner
      • Entrance to blues picnic following dinner

Get tickets and learn more about Home Place Pastures at their website, and follow them on their Facebook page for updates.