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1100 Fort Negley Boulevard

Nashville, TN 37203

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Vet Fest is an exciting and unique family oriented celebration at historic Fort Negley this October 14-15, 2017!

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Co-hosts VETLINX and Operation Stand Down Tennessee, both nonprofit organizations are organizing Vet Fest, a large, free and fun event for military veterans and their family, friends, neighbors, and supporters. Add this to my calendar!

Hope to see you here!

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Learn more here!: VET FEST Information and Details

TIME


Oct. 14th Saturday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Oct. 15th Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


WHAT

VET FEST, A Celebration of Service is a family friendly festival featuring all day entertainment and activities for all ages including:

  • All day entertainment

  • Live music

  • Onsite Veteran resources

  • Military history displays

  • Military vehicles

  • Art projects

  • Kids zone

  • Contests

  • Prize giveaways

  • Time machine landing zone

  • Vendors

  • Food trucks

  • Fun for the whole family!


PURPOSE

To recognize military Veterans service and the service of their family members and increase awareness of and access to community resources.


FAQs

Are there any charges for this event?

There is no cost for attendees. We welcome all from the community to join us!

However, vendors and food trucks will be onsite selling merchandise and food.


This events sounds so amazing...I would love to be a part as a volunteer! How can I help?

Here's tasks that our volunteers are helping us with typically in 2 hour blocks:

  • Set up

  • Information booth

  • Parking assistance

  • Assist guests with special needs

  • Runner (transferring items back and forth)

  • Vendor guide (check in and assist with vendor needs)

  • Kids zone

  • Arts and crafts assistance

  • Lost and found

  • Security

  • Break down

  • No preference…I’m just happy to help wherever you want!

Ready to sign up? Volunteers much pre-register to assist:

Go to the Vetlinx website here. Then scroll to the Vet Fest Registration Forms.

Click the Volunteer button and complete the Registration Form.

Now give yourself a gold star! Congrats! You're in the club, and we can't wait to have you join us as an official Volunteer at Vet Fest! Hang on to your hat until mid October!


Would you like to be a Vendor at this event?

Retail/ Services, Food/ Beverages, and Food Truck spaces are available.

Go to the Vetlinx website here. Then scroll to the Vet Fest Registration Forms.

Click the Vendor button to view Registration Fees and check Space Requirements and complete the Registration Form. We're excited to have you join this special event!


Would you like to be a Sponsor at this event?

Sponsorships are available at various levels.

Go to the Vetlinx website here. Then scroll to the Vet Fest Registration Forms.

Click the Sponsor button to view sponsorship options and complete the Registration Form.

We love our sponsors! Check out the promo we'll provide in return for your generosity! Thank you for supporting our veterans!


If you represent a Veterans organization, state or federal service organization, or have military displays or are a war-period reenactor and would like to participate:

Go to the Vetlinx website here. Then scroll to the Vet Fest Registration Forms.

Click the button linked to your category to complete the Registration Form.


When will the kids activities take place?

Throughout the weekend.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Vet Fest is a family oriented event, free admission, and open to the community.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There will be parking next to the event site between the old Greer Stadium and Fort Negley Visitor Center. There is also a Metro bus stop in front of Ft. Negley on Chestnut St.

What can I bring into the event?

Attendees are welcome to bring a lawn chair and/or blanket to the site but picnic tables will be available as well.

Vendors - please bring own tent, tables, and chairs to the site. Vendors can leave setup in place overnight as there will be overnight security provided.


We want to see YOU at Vet Fest 2017!

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