The Old Timers Day Festival is making its return to Dickson. Old Timers Day was established to honor “Old Timers” within the Dickson community. The festival remains to be one of the few festivals throughout the entire Southeast region. For this year’s celebration, which is happening later in the year than usual, the City of Dickson and Dickson County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to provide a series of musical events, various “old time” games, a kids’ corner and the annual cornhole tournament benefiting the Child Advocacy Center competition.
There will be a quilt show, which includes ladies dressed in period costumes performing their version of old fashion quilting, living history demonstrators providing a Civil War demonstration within a replica of a Civil War camp. Other living history demonstrators will be weaving baskets, doing laundry by hand, making candles, brooms, walking sticks and stressing the importance of preserving the history in and of Dickson.
The parade will be filled with floats, horse-drawn wagons, and the return of the Kiddie parade, where children are encouraged to dress in costume. Events will begin with an Old Timers Day Classic Car Cruise on Friday, September 24 at 5:00pm. Live music and food vendors will also be on site. Saturday, September 25, morning’s events will be kicked off with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Dickson Civitan Club at 6:00am and will be followed by the much adored and favored parade at 10a.m.
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