For some, the food is the highlight of a festival. The Old Oak Festival has provided a variety of offerings to tempt the palate since its inception. Festival favorites have included homemade strawberry shortcake, Philly cheese steak, “crazy fries,” kettle corn, ice cream, Greek pitas and Mennonite doughnuts. Food vendors last year included Mac’s Fine Food, Deidre’s, Creamy Cup, TopDog HotDog, Cold Water Farm, Greek Pita Sandwiches, Carly’s Kettle Korn, Trey’s BBQ, Auntie Ruth’s.
The festival is being coordinated by a committee of college and community representatives who are working to promote arts and music in the East Tennessee region. There are limited spaces still available for artisan and crafter booths. There is no fee to attend the festival.