The town of Mayfield is the county seat of Graves County, in the heart of western Kentucky’s thriving farm lands. Located right off of I-69, and an easy 25 minutes from Paducah via Hwy. 45, this town is easy to get to wherever you want to go. The sweeping fields of corn and soybeans and the clusters of silos around make it clear that agriculture is a thriving industry and way of life in Graves County. In fact, some of the freshest produce around can be found at Hayco Farms in Melber. Family owned and operated, this farm not only sets up a produce stand on location, but they sell at local grocers in Paducah, and best of all, they have a monthly delivery service. You can get a crate of their freshest, hand picked produce delivered right to your doorstep! They’re passionate about bringing healthy food back to the dinner table.
There are many appealing aspects to living in Mayfield. Kess Creek Park, in the heart of town, is one of the best places to get outdoors! This 37 acre park has a playground, a splash park, and walking trails around the park grounds. They have a disc golf course and miniature golf, as well. Call to reserve one of their nice pavilions for a large outside gathering or event with all this fun at your leisure. Residents of Mayfield who are dog lovers enjoy taking their furry friends to the Lions Club Dog Park! This excellent addition to Mayfield is a place where dogs and “their people” get to meet up and safely roam in a fenced-in area. This is the kind of meaningful new additions we’re seeing around Mayfield. The Mayfield Graves Country Club is a perfect place to spend leisure time by enjoying their tennis courts, Olympic size swimming pool, or playing an 18-hole golf game on their beautiful, tree-lined course. Catch the latest movie release in town at Princess Theaters. If you’re interested in some cultural enrichment, support local talent by attending —or better yet, participating— in a show at Purchase Players community theater! According to the theater, their mission is to “engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences” by telling stories through theatrical productions. Get a reprieve from everyday life as you watch one of their fantastic shows that’s guaranteed to make you laugh, bring you to tears, or stand amazed every time you attend.
Want a day of shopping? Look no farther than local businesses such as 2 Chicks and a Farmer. Located on the charming court square, this is the place to get all the modern-rustic Farmhouse décor to style your home. This adorable shop has become so popular that they are opening a second location in Murray. Another unique shop is Peachy Keen Boutique, where you can get custom monogrammed or appliquéd childrens clothing. They also carry Annie Sloan chalk paint and offer classes on how to use it and transform your furniture into something beautiful! Katie J’s gift shop is one of the premier bridal and baby registries in town and will beautifully wrap and deliver your gift to the special someone. They offer a diverse selection of home décor, kitchen ware, clothing, jewelry, and more! If you’re looking for an even more exclusive find, or want to go “Junking” as us Southerners affectionately call it, you cannot miss Mayfield Trade Days every Monday at the fairgrounds! It’s a large flea market with vendors selling everything from antiques and unique home décor to plants, tools, and even farm animals such as chickens. There’s something different there every week, and that’s part of the appeal! They also have some food vendors if you get hungry while shopping.
Speaking of food, Mayfield has some stand-out dining options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything between! Reds Doughnuts has arguably the best doughnuts in the area, and this Paducah doughnut shop opened a location in Mayfield! Hot and fresh, these chewy yeast doughnuts are made with the original, scratch-made recipe that has made them famous since they began serving in 1955. Café Au Latte is the cozy spot for a specialty coffee drinks, smoothies and pastries. They’re a quick lunch option, with different specials everyday like sandwiches, soup and crisp salads. Get a freshly baked layer cake or pie from their case of delectable desserts for your special occasion, or to add something memorable to your weeknight meal. The Happy House is Mayfield’s luncheon spot, and its delicious food and inviting atmosphere live up to the cheerful name. Located in a grand historic home, this restaurant feels like a cozy bistro inside. The Kentucky Hot Brown and chicken salad croissants are mainstays on the menu, and a meal isn’t complete without a glass of their house tea. This is an ideal place for a day date, tea with girlfriends, or just a lovely lunch. For a casual meal, Larry, Darrell & Darrell serves award-winning BBQ that people drive to Mayfield to eat. At Majestic Pizza and Steak House, a Mayfield staple, they prepare their pizzas by using only the freshest toppings on their delicious “home-style” dough for the best pizza in town! Their steaks and unique Greek fare are also what brings the people in. In addition, they have a hot buffet with a delicious salad bar. Take a scenic drive to the country, and grab a bite at Dairy Hill. Known for their “tasty dog” — a hand-dipped corn dog — and extra thick milkshakes, this drive-in restaurant makes for a great stop, especially on a pleasant day. They also have delicious burgers, fries and other classic fare reminiscent of the good ole days.
Mayfield is a classic Southern small town community that’s amenities have earned its moniker as “the Pearl of the Purchase.” Its residents take pride in their lovely community, and it makes a for a great place to call home.