When and where is the Tusculum Old Oak Festival?

The Old Oak Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, 2023. Located on the gorgeous campus of Tusculum University, vendors will start at the Tusculum Arch and line the pathways toward McCormick Hall, Virginia Hall and the Thomas J. Garland Library.

How much does the festival cost?

The cost is free for guests. The cost for artisans and other product vendors is a $50 flat registration fee for a 10×10 space. The cost for food vendors and box trailer vendors is a $100 flat registration fee. There is no charge for entertainment at the Old Oak Festival. The cost for Authors’ Row vendors is a $50 flat registration fee for a 6×6 space. The cost for those entering in the Old Oak Show and Shine car show is $10 per vehicle.

Can I be vendor?

Absolutely! Please review the vendor registration letter before filling out the registration form. This needs to be filled out and returned before April 7. No spaces will be reserved without payment. Submit form and payment to Kim Kidwell, P.O. Box 5040, Greeneville, TN 37745 or online at www.tusculum.edu/give and select Old Oak Festival in the dropdown menu.

What kinds of music will be featured?

Saturday and Sunday, there will be a variety of music genres in the Library Bowl. If you are interested in performing or have questions, 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 exciting activities planned all weekend, including the Kiddie Korner. Further details are forthcoming.

Who can I contact about the festival?

All questions or comments can be addressed to Kim Kidwell, associate vice president of institutional advancement. Her contact information is kkidwell@tusculum.edu and 423-636-0525 or 423-636-7303.


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