La Vergne Fall Festival

The La Vergne Fall Festival for 2023 is scheduled for Saturday, September 16. We will have the traditional parade on Saturday morning followed by a day of fun and entertainment. 

  • Parade Grand Marshal: Luis Vera
  • When: Saturday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive

The La Vergne Fall Festival is an opportunity for people to gather together to celebrate the changing of the seasons, while also taking part in games and enjoying good food. 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 PM Gabriel Sanchez Presents: The Prince Experience

Saturday - Music Entertainment Schedule

Time Performer
11:30 PM Hobo Road Band
2:00 PM Clay Claxton and the Rode West Band

Letter from the Mayor

I want to welcome you with open arms and southern hospitality to the 2023 La Vergne Fall Festival. 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, music and lots of fun for everyone.

Cornhole Tournament

  • Cost is $20 per team
  • Tournament starts at 11:30 a.m.
  • Teams of 2, stand directly across from your partner.
  • Bring your own bags or we can provide you with pro bags.
  • 3 points for a bag in the hole, 1 point for a bag on the board, net scoring.
  • Play to 21 points, no skunk rule, no drop backs.
  • The top ranked 8 teams after pool play will advance to a single elimination knockout bracket.

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 8th.

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 the La Vergne Fall 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.

La Vergne Fall Festival Logo

Presented By

TDS Telecom

Printable Documents

image of Old Timers Festival parade

Groups and Vendors

Please welcome the following civic groups, crafters, and food vendors!
(As more vendors register we will list them below.)

Arts & Craft Vendors

  • Alexis Long - Crochet
  • Baked By Morgan W.
  • Bobbie Tremper - Beaded Pens
  • Brightfire Creations
  • Cali's Southern Bling
  • Crafts Down on the Farm
  • Debbie Hundley - Crochet 
  • Diane Blackmer - Jewelry, sport cards, etc.
  • Enchanted Candles
  • Handmade By Me
  • Jody Schott - Jewelry
  • Kandy Kreations
  • Kim's $5 Jewels Bling & Things
  • K. Marie Beads & Things
  • Kasper's Krafts
  • Kung Fu Caricatures
  • Love,Lemons
  • Marie Fulton - Jewelry & Accessories
  • My Sister's Creations
  • MTR - Suncatchers
  • McCandy Fairy
  • Mister Hickory LLC
  • Murfreeze Candy Shop
  • NayNay's Creations
  • Patterson Farms Salsa
  • Pennie's Delights
  • Print Worx
  • RR Woodcrafts
  • Replay Toys
  • Rose Bakery
  • Rosie Lane Creations
  • Sewing By Debra
  • Simply Ear Resistables
  • Sherri Oakley - Antiques
  • Stitches By Jackie
  • The Ecletic Road
  • The Man Stand
  • The Rusty Lemon
  • Tracy's Creations
  • WY Forge Co.

Food Vendors

  • AlyGi Lemonade
  • Biggins BBQ
  • C&W Pizza, LLC
  • Faith's Old Fashioned Ice Cream
  • GLOM Cookies & Gourmet Churros
  • H&P Fajitas
  • Heavenly Foods
  • Insta'Grab
  • Kettle Pop Shoppe
  • Koko's Grilled Chicken
  • Kona Ice of Middle TN
  • La Pasita
  • Mama's Snack Shack
  • Meadows Melts
  • McD's Famous Hot Dogs
  • Mini Melts
  • Momma Joy's Hot Chicken & More
  • Picanha Grill Express
  • Retro Grinds Coffee
  • South End Lily's
  • Sunshine Oasis Concessions
  • Sweet Southern Sips
  • Sweet E Treats LLC
  • Tennessee Slabzz

Business Vendors

  • Ardnex 3D LLC
  • Benchmark Realty
  • ByAniaDiallo
  • Dog Training Elite
  • Inframark
  • Mary Kay
  • Power Home Remodeling
  • Renewal By Andersen
  • Salsa Mom
  • Smyrna Natural Gas
  • Steadman Entertainment
  • TDS
  • TennGreen Land Conservancy
  • Thirty One
  • Truth Vent Cleaning
  • United Telecommunications
  • Washtopia Car Wash

Civic Groups

  • Diana Health
  • Grace Community Church
  • La Vergne Church of Christ
  • Rolling Thunder TN Ch 1
  • Stones River Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center

Political Booths

  • Rutherford County Democratic Party