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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!

Dennis Waldron
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!

2015 Information

The theme for the 2015 event is “A Moment in Time”.

The grand marshal of the 2015 parade will be announced at a later date. The parade is scheduled on Saturday, September 19.


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.


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!

Diamond Supporter

American Development Corporation


Ready Set Rutherford

Severn Trent Services

Ruby Supporter

Chick-fil-A Smyrna

Ingram Content Group

Tire World

Gold Supporter

B&B Family Fireworks

Bill Hayes State Farm

La Vergne First United Methodist Church

Tip Top Home Solutions

Silver Supporter

Community Quick Care

Durante Home Exteriors

Lancaster Christian Academy

Nacarato Volvo Trucks

Rock Springs Family Chiropractic

Signature Health and Wellness

Smyrna Bowling Center

Surprise Parties by Gloria

Top Notch Roofing

Wiser Consultants

Bronze Supporter

Avon by Daisy King

Kyle Caldwell Ministry

LeafFilter Gutter Protection

Mary Kay – Tara Behnke

Murfreesboro Family Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

Pest Doctor

Rutherford County Right to Life

Thirty-One by Megan Jones

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

Civic Groups

ARC of Rutherford County

Christian Hot Rod Association

Girl Scouts

Grace Church

Greyhound Pets of America-Nashville

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

Mt. View Baptist Church

Rolling Thunder

Roy Waldron Drama Club

Rutherford County Democrats

Yellow Dot


Blessing from Above

Bullard Sign Art

Discounts Galore

Donnie Fergus BEANS & Blacksmithing

E.T. Country Peddler

For the Love of Sewing/Beads of Hope Africa


Honey Bee Farm

Isabella Williams Designs

Nell Designs

NZ Fusions

Poppy Patel Handmade Jewelry, Henna Art, and More

Queen V

Shamory Embroidered Crafts

Tasty Bakes

The Oak Shed


Back Draft Barbecue

Barbours Concession

Buns on the Run

Chez Lama


Moons Barbecue

Nanny and Papa Concession

Papa’s Italian Ice

Wills Chills