Getting Ready for Oldtimer’s Day!

From LaVergne’s very own Angie Mayes:

I don’t know the history of Old Timers’ Day except to tell you it was started as a homecoming event in 1973 (the city was incorporated in 1972) and has been going on ever since. This is the 34th year for the festival. In the beginning, festival goers and participants dressed up in “Old Timey”(read: 1800s) costumes. It was a big deal back then to dress up. And it was in July at times! Can you imagine wearing corsets, hoops, etc. in the July heat? Now it is always the third Saturday in September. This year it’s on Sept. 16. Quite a few festivals across the country — including ours and the one in Manchester — have Old Timers’ Day festivals. It’s a popular name for events such as ours, even though it has evolved from it’s original roots.

This year is going to be a big event because of the election. We have three people running for mayor and I believe nine running for aldermen. The business tent is already full. We still have arts/crafts/sales and food booths available. I urge people to sign up for booths on-line.

If there’s anything else I can answer for you, please don’t hesistate to contact me at or this address. I can be reached by phone at 287-8690.

Angie Mayes
Old Timers’ Day 2006

Thank you Angie! You’re always so helpful. We are looking forward to September 16th!

Oops… edit! I forgot to post these photos for your viewing pleasure!


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