Old Oak Festival returns for its 24th year to the campus of Tusculum University


Back for its 24th edition, the Old Oak Festival will again provide a wide array of exciting activities that will cater to the whole family and provide a first-class experience for guests on the historic grounds of  Tusculum University.

The festival will be held the weekend of April 12-14. It will be held from 10 a.m.-8 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Vendors will be located at the Scott M. Niswonger Commons. The festival will have more than 30 artisans, art exhibitors and homemade craft vendors inside Pioneer Arena and in excess of 20 who will sell their products outdoors. In the grassy area nearby, tasty items from about a dozen food vendors will whet people’s appetites and fill their stomachs.

Other activities include:

A variety of musical acts performing under a tent near the Niswonger Commons, with Sunday’s entertainers dedicated to playing gospel

Writers from East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia discussing and selling their works on Authors’ Row in the arena’s lobby

 Kids Corner behind McCormick Hall, where representatives from a variety of museums will work on crafts and other projects with children

A pop-up gallery in the arena lobby showing artwork created by children enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade in the Greeneville and Greene County school systems

The fourth annual Lego® building contest at the Doak House Museum

Five, 10-minute plays written by Tusculum students and performed in the Behan Arena Theater on the lower level of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. Thursday (pre-festival), Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with tickets costing $10

A blood drive with Medic Regional Blood Center Saturday from 1-5 p.m.

A Palm Sunday service conducted by Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 10:30-noon

An Easter egg hunt, a partnership between the university and Tusculum Baptist Church, Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

No smoking, alcohol, pets, weapons or coolers are allowed on the Tusculum grounds.

Parking is available in the Meen Center lot, at the indoor practice facility and at the Doak House. The university will provide shuttles to the main areas where festival activity will occur. Parking for people with disabilities will be available in the lot beside the Niswonger Commons.

For more information, please click here.

The above information was provided by Tusculum University.

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