Old Timers Festival


The Old Timers Festival for 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, September 9. We will have the traditional parade on Saturday morning, followed by a full day of fun and entertainment.
  • Our Roots Run Deep
  • Parade Grand Marshal: Mrs. Shirley Winfree
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Carnival: September 6 through 9
Image of Old Timers Festival poster - Our Roots Run Deep
  1. Old Timers Festival

    Phone: 615-793-3224
    Fax: 615-793-9213

Old Timers Parade

Letter from the Mayor Dennis Waldron

I want to welcome you with open arms and southern hospitality to the 2017 Old Timers Festival at La Vergne. It has been an annual event for over 35 years. The event starts 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.
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2017 Information

  • The theme for the 2017 event is “Our Roots Run Deep”.
  • The Grand Marshal of the 2017 parade will be Mrs. Shirley Winfree - La Vergne's First Female Mayor
  • The parade is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9.
  • Carnival Dates and Times:  September 6 - 9
    Wednesday and Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Saturday: Noon - 11:00 p.m.

Parade Route Closings and Information

Line-up for the parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Bicentennial Park next to City Hall. All floats must be in their place no later than 9 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 Road (going toward Nashville) will be closed for the parade. West bound traffic between Veterans Memorial Pkwy (by the post office) and 73rd Avenue (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 Road) 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 Murfreesboro Road: Madison Square/George Chaney, Stones River Road, 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

The Festival Committee is accepting applications for crafters, food vendors, sponsors, civic groups and organizations wishing to display items, and parade entries. You can find these forms on this page.

Very Important Persons (VIPs)

On behalf of the citizens of La Vergne, our sincere gratitude goes to the sponsors of Old Timers Festival. Your contributions - whether monetary or in-kind - help provide the majority of funding for this community event. We encourage our community to stop by sponsor booths or to visit them at their businesses to express appreciation for their generous support.

Groups and Vendors
Please welcome the following civic groups, crafters, and food vendors!

Civic Groups

  • Box 100

  • Grace Church

  • La Vergne Church of Christ

  • La Vergne First United Methodist Church

  • La Vergne High School Band Boosters

  • La Vergne Police Department

  • Miracle Baptist Church

  • Prevent Child Abuse TN

  • Roy Waldron Drama

  • Rutherford County Right to Life


  • Blessings From Above

  • Clementine’s Boutique

  • Damsel in Defense

  • DBV Jewelry

  • Ed Shamory Embroidery

  • Home Décor with Moore

  • Lularoe

  • Mankin Memories

  • My Sister's Creations


  • Delicias Columbianas RR