• When and where is the Tusculum Old Oak Festival?

    The Old Oak Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, 2022. Located on the gorgeous campus of Tusculum University, the outside vendors will start at the Tusculum Arch and line the pathways toward McCormick Hall and the Thomas J. Garland Library.
  • How much does the festival cost?

    The cost is free for guests. The cost for outside and food vendors is $50 flat registration fee. The cost for indoor vendors is $75 flat registration fee. No charge for entertainment at the Old Oak Festival. (This does NOT include the concerts that take place at Annie Hogan Byrd.)
  • What kinds of music will be featured?

    Friday evening, April 22, we will have a talent show for the students at Tusculum University from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, there will be a variety of music genres starting at 12 p.m. in the Library Bowl. Sunday, there will be a church service at the Doak House Museum starting at 10 a.m. The service will be held by Tusculum Baptist Church. In addition, starting at 12 p.m., we will have a variety of entertainment in the Library Bowl until 5 p.m. If you are interested in or have questions regarding entertainment, please contact Dr. Tim Carter at tcarter@tusculum.edu.
  • Will there be food?

    YES!!! A variety of food vendors will be set up during the Old Oak Festival. We invite you to come out and enjoy all of the delicious food provided by these vendors.
  • Will there be children's activities?

    We have lots of great things planned for the kiddos at the Old Oak Festival. Saturday, the Kiddie Korner will be open. We have several fun activities scheduled. We will have the Girl Scouts, we will have FREE popcorn, read across America activities and much, much more. On Sunday, the Kiddie Korner will be open from 12-5 p.m. as well. So many fun things are planned for both days of the festival for the kiddos. Come one, come all!!!
  • Who can I contact about the festival?

    All questions or comments can be addressed to Nicole Rader, director of alumni and community engagement. Her contact information is nrader@tusculum.edu and 423-636-0565. Her office is located inside the Welcome Center on Gilland street. Across the street from Tusculum Baptist Church.
  • Restrictions

    No pets are allowed on the campus of Tusculum University. We do not permit smoking, alcoholic beverages. guest coolers, or parking in the grass.