Old Oak Festival


Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

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Welcome to the Old Oak Festival, a cherished tradition held at Tusculum University first started in 1975! Join us on April 20th from 9 am to 6 pm and April 21st from 10 am to 4 pm for a weekend filled with culture, creativity, and community spirit. Stroll through Authors’ Row, where talented writers showcase their works, and explore the array of craft vendors offering unique handmade treasures. Savor the diverse menus from local food trucks, providing a culinary journey for every palate. Families will enjoy the kiddie corner, featuring activities and entertainment tailored for the little ones. With live performances and an abundance of local talent, the Old Oak Festival promises an unforgettable experience for all. Come celebrate the rich heritage and vibrant arts community that defines this beloved event at Tusculum University.

To volunteer to help at the Old Oak Festival, click here 


Dr. Kate Smith

Written Testimonial

“The Old Oak Festival is such a wonderful and iconic Tusculum event. Since I started at Tusculum 10 years ago,

Family Posed at a Picnic Table

I’ve been impressed with how much the event draws in the faculty, students, the Greeneville community and Tusculum alumni. My own family loves to attend for the music, food, craft fair and car show. It really is a fantastic event for all age groups. Old Oak is also another way that my family and I interact with my students and colleagues. When we talk about developing relationships at Tusculum, events like this are a great example! My students know me personally and have witnessed my own children growing up on campus. Old Oak is another example of our close Tusculum community.”