The biggest community event of the year is back this fall, y’all! Please join us on September 25th in downtown Dickson for the 62nd Annual Old Timers Day Festival!
With the COVID-19 pandemic still a threat to the health of citizens, the Old Timers Day Committee has rescheduled the 2021 celebration of Dickson County’s biggest festival to Sept. 25. The 62nd annual Old Timers Day scheduled for May 2020 was canceled due to the virus and the committee hopes the measures being taken and the vaccinations being offered will make it safe enough to resume the annual tradition this fall.
“It was heart-breaking to have to call off last year’s celebration, ending the 61-year tradition of Old Timers Day celebrated the first Saturday in May since 1958,” said committee Chairman Joan Rial. “By moving the festival to the fall, we hope that conditions will be improved enough for the community to celebrate again.”
With the new date set, the organizing committee is already putting together plans for a bigger and better celebration to welcome people back to Old Timers Day.
As is traditional, the committee is booking musical groups for multiple stages to present a variety of performance styles throughout the day. The festival grounds centered around the War Memorial Building feature several stages and venues that will host musical acts.
The committee is also in the preliminary planning stages with the Downtown Dickson Association to present a firework show as part of the festival schedule.
The traditional parts of Old Timers Day will remain, including the parade through downtown. The grand marshals for 2021 will be the Dickson County Chamber and Stewart Lumber Company, both of which are celebrating their 100th anniversary of being in business this year.
“We are planning a festival that will be exciting and a celebration of bringing Old Timers Day back,” Rial said. “It will feature everything we’ve always loved about it plus some new things, so mark your calendars for Sept. 25 and get ready to bring back the biggest annual celebration in Dickson County.”
Old Timers Day is organized by a joint committee appointed by Dickson Mayor Don L. Weiss Jr. and Dickson County Chamber President Corey Albert. The committee’s members are Rial, Councilman Horace Perkins III, Dan Smith, Dr. Lori Weiss, Brandon Cardwell, Elizabeth Kuhns, Andi Arms, and Pam Edmond.