Old Timers Festival
“A Moment in Time”
September 19, 2015
Veterans Memorial Park
Old Timers Festival for 2015 has been rescheduled for September 19. We will have the traditional parade on Saturday morning, following a full day of fun and entertainment.
Letter from the Mayor
I want to welcome you with open arms and southern hospitality to the 2015 Old Timers Festival at La Vergne. It has been an annual event for over 35 years. This year we are bringing it back to the original one-day event starting with an awesome parade through the heart of the city. The parade will finish up at Veterans Memorial Park where you will find booths, crafts and local vendors, great food and lots of fun for everyone. It has been a Middle Tennessee tradition for years.
Mark your calendar as a must-see event with live music by The Willis Clan. All attendees are encouraged to participate in all of the festivities!
Mayor of La Vergne
Friday, September 18
1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Vendors Set Up
7:30 p.m. – FREE Movie in the Park “HOME”
Bring your blankets and lawn chair! Some food vendors will be present to purchase food.
Saturday, September 19
5:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Rescue Squad Country Ham Breakfast $9
9:00 a.m. – Line up for Parade at City Hall
10:00 a.m. – Old Timers Festival Parade
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – CRAFTS, FOOD, SPONSORS
Take a walk around the playground and say hello to the talented crafters, welcome our local sponsors who make the event possible, and sign up for the drawing of a tail-gating grill at the City Tent (grill donated by Saks Fifth Avenue). Lots of prizes and goodies to collect!
11:30 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks & National Anthem by the LHS Choraliers
12:00 & 2:00 p.m. – Us Two and Him
Free Concert (bring your lawn chairs and blankets!)
1:00 & 3:00 p.m. – Animal Show
Free Animal Show at the stage next to the Senior Center Pavilion
4:00 p.m. – Music of Mark Odom
Free Concert at the stage next to the Senior Center Pavilion
5:00 p.m. – THE WILLIS CLAN
FREE CONCERT BY THE FAMOUS WILLIS FAMILY! Stars of a popular television show, TLC will be on-site filming a segment for their television program!! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to sit on!! There will be a meet and greet after the concert by the Willis family, so get here early and stay late!
The theme for the 2015 event is “A Moment in Time”.
PARADE ROUTE CLOSINGS AND INFORMATION
Line-up for the parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Bicentennial Park next to City Hall. All floats must be in their place no later than 9:00 a.m. and participants must be in place by 9:30 a.m. for judging. Place numbers will be given upon parade check-in Saturday morning. The parade route will be City Hall to Veterans Memorial Park.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., WEST Murfreesboro Rd. (going toward Nashville) will be closed for the parade. West bound traffic between Veterans Memorial Pkwy (by the post office) and 73rd Ave (by the library) will be diverted to the East bound side (one lane each direction). Residents of Rutherford Pointe and Pattys Cove area will be allowed to leave on Floyd Mayfield (only toward Sand Hill Rd.) until the parade is close to Floyd Mayfield and it is no longer safe for traffic. At that time, residents will not be able to leave until the parade is complete. Additionally, traffic will be heavily impacted at the following intersections along Mboro Rd.: Madison Square/George Chaney, Stones River Rd., Floyd Mayfield. Any entries to businesses along the route will also be affected. This traffic impact is only during the parade, not throughout the weekend.
APPLICATIONS AND REGISTRATION
In March the Festival Committee will begin accepting applications and registrations for crafters, food vendors, sponsors, pageant entries, baby show entries, civic groups and organizations wishing to display items, and parade entries. You can find all forms below.
Please welcome the following civic groups, crafters, food vendors, and sponsors!
B&B Family Fireworks
La Vergne First United Methodist Church
Surprise Parties by Gloria
Kyle Caldwell Ministry
ARC of Rutherford County
Christian Hot Rod Association
La Vergne City Welcome Tent
La Vergne Fire Department
La Vergne Parks & Recreation
La Vergne Police Department
La Vergne Public Library
La Vergne Senior Center
La Vergne Stormwater Engineering Department
Life of Victory Ministries
Roy Waldron Drama Club
Rutherford County Democrats
Blessing from Above
Bullard Sign Art
Donnie Fergus BEANS & Blacksmithing
E.T. Country Peddler
For the Love of Sewing/Beads of Hope Africa
Honey Bee Farm
Isabella Williams Designs
Poppy Patel Handmade Jewelry, Henna Art, and More
Shamory Embroidered Crafts
The Oak Shed
Back Draft Barbecue
Buns on the Run