Old Timers Festival

The Old Timers Festival for 2022 is scheduled for Saturday, September 17. We will have the traditional parade on Saturday morning, followed by a day of fun and entertainment. 

  • Theme: Serving Thru History
  • Parade Grand Marshal: Rick Autery
  • When:  Saturday, September 17, 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.

Friday - Music Entertainment Schedule

Time Performer
7:00 p.m. World Turning Band - A Fleetwood Mac Experiance

Saturday - Music Entertainment Schedule

Time Performer
11:30 a.m. Rode West Band
2:00 p.m. Missy Garnett Band
7:00 p.m. The Eaglemaniacs

Letter from the Mayor

I want to welcome you with open arms and southern hospitality to the 2022 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.

OTF - Serving Thru History Poster 2022

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 9th.

Be Funky - Old Timer Festival
2022 Old Timers Festival Logo

Presented By

  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.)

Demonstration Stations

Of Glass and Flame Glass Art Class

Misty Rose McConnell - Rug Weaving

Donnie & Teresa Fergus - White Beans

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Enelrahs Ink

ThreeHearts Handbags

MTR Suncatchers

Crafty Clary Creations

Tumblers By Bretz

My Sisters Creations

Hand Made By Me

CBB Originals

Beyond Baubles & Trinkets

Bright Blue Skies Door Decor

Fresh Picked Soaps


Elephin Designs

OxCart Dreams

RR Woodcrafts

Ouchonder Chili Co.

Inner Sol

C&C Home Decor TN

Stitches By Jackie

The Man Stand

Maria Fulton - Jewelry & Crafts

Rosie Lane Creations

Gem Works and Crafts

Sandra Cortez

The Cooptique

Old Time Pottery

Repurpose This

Sewing By Debra

Reesie's Creations


Craft Clary Creations

Stitches By Jackie

Lisa Arrington - Crafts

Sand Art for Kids

Paul Dye - Self-Made Art

Food Vendors

Mama's Snack Shack

Meadows Melts

Mac's Kettle Corn

King of Pops

Mr. Kools Kool Treats

Kona Ice

Biggins BBQ

Lilly's Hot Chicken

Sunshine Oasis Catering

Kettle Pop Shoppe

Sweet E Treats

Let's Talk About Pie

Chubby Hubby Bakery

Heavenly Foods

Business Vendors

Murfreesboro Family Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Jim Ford Shelter Insurance

The Law Offices of Charles R. Frazier

New Life Outreach Ministries



All American Gutter Protection

Acceptance Insurance

Cali's Southern Bling

Ascension Complete

Power Home Remodeling

Tabitha Nelson - Homemade Treats



It's Just Woodcraft

Parthenon Tube



Chunn Insurance Agency

Civic Groups

Daughters of the Revolution

Box 100

Grace Church

Rolling Thunder

Life of Victory Ministries

Miracle Baptist Church

Pentocostals of Smyrna

Congregation of Jehovah's Witness

Political Booths

Jason Cole for Mayor

Carol Haas for Alderman

Morgan Woodberry for State House Rep District 49

Kathy Tyson for Alderman

John Rutledge for Mayor

Kara Hobbs for Alderman

Graeme Coates for Alderman