Old Timers Festival

The Old Timers Festival for 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, October 17. We will have the traditional parade on Saturday morning, followed by a day of fun and entertainment. This year's presenting sponsor is TDS Telecom.

  • Theme: Cruisin’ Thru The Ages
  • Parade Grand Marshal: Dr. Theowauna Hatchett
  • When:  Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Veterans Memorial Park,
                  115 Floyd Mayfield Drive

The annual La Vergne Old Timers’ Festival is an amazing blend of mixing old traditions with new ones. There are also new crafts for sale from local and regional vendors. 

The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. It begins at Bicentennial Park at City Hall and ends at Veterans Memorial Park, at which time opening remarks will be given from our Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Parks and Recreation staff.

Music Entertainment Schedule


Inframark Stage               7:00 p.m.               Mike Oldham and the Tone Rangers 


Panattoni Stage               11:30 a.m.             Uptown Country Band
Inframark Stage               11:30 a.m.             Phoenix Rising 

Panattoni Stage               2:00 p.m.               Sam Rourk Acoustic
Inframark Stage               2:00 p.m.               Zone Status

Inframark Stage               7:00 p.m.               Resurrection - A Journey Tribute

Letter from the Mayor

I want to welcome you with open arms and southern hospitality to the 2020 Old Timers Festival at La Vergne. It has been an annual event for over 35 years and one of the few remaining Old Timers’ festivals in the Southeast. The event starts with an awesome parade through the heart of the city that finishes at Veteran’s Memorial Park where you will find booths, crafts and local vendors, great food, live music and lots of fun for everyone.

Applications and Registration

The Festival Committee and Parks and Recreation staff are accepting applications for arts and craft vendors, food vendors, sponsors, civic groups and organizations wishing to display items, as well as parade entries. You can find these forms here. The deadline to apply is October 9th.

Be Funky - Old Timer Festival
2020 Cruisin Thru the Ages Poster

Presented By

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  1. Old Timers Festival

    Phone: 615-793-3224

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.

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!
(As more vendors register we will list them below.)

emonstration Stations

  • Donnie Fergus
  • Jeff Henderson - Blacksmith
  • Homecraft Brooms
  • Evans Personal Creations

Arts & Crafts Vendors

  • Angie's StainedGlass
  • Cimorene's Jubilee
  • Salsa Mom
  • Heather Beck - Epoxy Tumblers
  • Jo Jewelry - Paparazzi Jewelry
  • Robert Rye - Woodcraft flags, etc
  • Can't Believe It's Chalk 
  • Anne Carter - Avon
  • Earthwhile Animal Treats
  • Linda Steed - Jewelry, seasonal decor, etc.
  • Chanda Greenwood - Seasonal decor
  • Charlotte's Craft Cave
  • Kung Fu Caricatures
  • Hiram's Leather
  • Janie Redfield - Cookbooks, collectibles, canned veggies & more...
  • Debbies School of Dance - Temporary tattoos, crafts.
  • Landmark Studio - Pencil Portraits
  • Frazz II
  • Nikki Berna - Wooden Decor
  • Carpe Artista - Handmade hairbows, masks, warmers, etc..
  • M&Y Kreations & Designs
  • Vickie Stultz - T-shirts, handmade items, etc..
  • Norwex
  • Lilla Rose
  • Just Makes Scentz
  • M2 Designs
  • Sharee Dukureh - Clothing & Jewelry
  • Neeneen's Num Nums 
  • McClure Salsa
  • Cali's Southern Bling
  • Gala's Creations
  • GEM Boutique

Live Entertainment

  • Phoenix Rising
  • Zone Status
  • Uptown Country Band
  • Sam Roark
  • Resurrection - A Journey Tribute


  • 2 Steam Engines - Travis Brown

Food Vendors

  • Biggins BBQ
  • Mr. Kool's Kool Treats
  • Meadow's Melts
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Sweet T's BBQ & Catering
  • Slick Pig - Smoked Wings
  • Asian Home Kitchen
  • Burritos La Mina
  • Heavenly Foods
  • Calvin Brooks - Flavored Popcorn
  • Gumpy's Catering
  • Senior Center - Hotdogs and Hamburgers
  • Say Cheese Please Cheesecakes
  • Uncle Chuck's - Soups and Sandwiches
  • I Take It LLC
  • Chuck Davis - Kettle Corn

Business Vendors

  • Inframark
  • The Medicare Spot
  • Color Street
  • Air Conditioning Services Inc.
  • Shannon Perry - Scentsy
  • Come to Life Chiropractic
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Freewheelin Bicycle Service
  • City Sliquors
  • Fresh Start Massage Therapy
  • Jim Ford Shelter Insurance
  • Townecraft/Michael Marketing 
  • TDS Telecom
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage

Civic Groups

  • La Vergne Church of Christ
  • Box 100
  • Rolling Thunder TN1
  • Cub Scout Pack 340
  • La Vergne High Volleyball
  • Nourish Food Bank
  • Miracle Baptist Church
  • Power Together Women's March
  • Club Knockout FOP
  • Awaken Church
  • Life of Victory Christian Ministries
  • Silent No Longer

Political Booths

  • John Skinner for La Vergne Alderman
  • Dennis Waldron for La Vergne Alderman
  • Christopher Hale for Congress
  • Mike Sparks - TN House of Representatives
  • Charlie Baum for TN State Representative
  • Kathy Tyson for La Vergne Alderman
  • Kelly Northcutt - Rutherford County Democratic Party
  • Brandon Thomas for State House 49
  • Graeme Coates - La Vergne Alderman
  • Steve Noe for La Vergne Alderman