Festival seeking crafters for two-day event

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Handmade craft items sought for Old Timers Festival – wood work, metal, fabric, jewelry, glass, and more!

The annual Old Timers event held in LaVergne is getting a facelift this year. Expanding from a one-day celebration to a three-day festival, one of the main features will be hand-made crafts rather than previous years which allowed sales of manufactured items.

The Old Timers Festival is September 16-18 at Veterans Memorial Park in La Vergne.  Friday night there will be a concert under the stars featuring the popular band, The WannaBeatles.  On Saturday and Sunday, the festival will be in full swing with a two-day craft exhibit, carnival rides, and a community stage featuring crafters from across Tennessee.

"The festival is expanding this year so our residents can help celebrate the city and show their civic pride," said Alderman Tom Broeker, chairman of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee.  "This year the fair is designed to give visitors a variety of choices ˆ they can look at quality craft products, sit down and enjoy good food, ride some rides, watch some shows, and enjoy the weekend."

Crafters are now being sought to exhibit their hand-made wares. The participants will be juried ˆ or selected based on product quality and bringing variety to the festival. Local etsy.com crafters, as well as craft-artists who exhibit throughout the area are encouraged to apply.

Application information for crafters is available online at http://www.oldtimersfestival.com and the deadline to apply is Aug. 5.

For more information about exhibiting in the craft show, contact Rob Smith at 615-793-3224 or email rsmith@lavergnetn.gov.
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