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The Old Timers Festival has been a Middle Tennessee tradition for 35 years and it returns this week.

This year’s theme is “Little Town, Big Future” and it takes place at Veterans Memorial Park.

The event begins with a Carnival and the culmination of the festival is the parade on Saturday morning.

Event Details:

The Carnival at the Old Timers Festival takes place Sept 5-8 and will include rides, food and more.

Carnival hours:

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.

A parade will take place Saturday morning at 10am, ending at Veterans Memorial Park where you will find booths, crafts and local vendors, great food and lots of fun for everyone. See a list of all the crafters here. Several music acts are also scheduled to play.

The parade route will begin at Bicentennial Park next to City Hall on Murfreesboro Road, go East down Murfreesboro Road, and turn left at Floyd Mayfield Drive. Walkers in the parade and floats with children riding will end at Roy Waldron Elementary School where parents can pick them up. Other floats and vehicles will turn right into Veterans Memorial Park so they can then go through the park to the back gate, and exit toward Murfreesboro Road.

Learn more about the festival here.