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.

  • Theme: Cruisin’ thru the Ages
  • Parade Grand Marshal: TBA
  • 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. The festival features an array of old fashioned demonstrations like a blacksmith display, basket weaving, spinning and weaving. 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.

For 2020 our music entertainment will be announced soon.

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.

Be Funky - Old Timer Festival

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 September 30th.

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.)

Demonstration Stations


Arts & Crafts Vendors


Displays


Sponsors


Business Vendors


Food Vendors


Civic Groups


Political Groups