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We the Peopleof Lancaster, Tennessee, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish . . . this annual parade event!

2018 Parade and Music Festival is now history, but you can see what you missed (if you didn't attend) or relive the experience by checking out a photo journal of the entire event at this link.

Parade event is June 30, 2019

Parade line-up time is 5:00pm

Parade start time is 6:00pm

Parade line-up staging area is just west of Lancaster next to the Smith Fork Creek bridge, along Hwy 141; signs will be posted. The musical events stage and concessions tents are in the field next to the Methodist Church—you will see the set up as you come into Lancaster from Gordonsville. Parking will be provided in the field next to the Methodist Church; signs point out the entrance into the field and persons will direct you to where to park your vehicle.

Come and join us as we celebrate the blessings our Founding Fathers bequeathed to us through their Divinely guided writings known as The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and The Bill of Rights (first ten amendments). Our Independence Day parade event is intended to promote fellowship, celebrate our liberties, and enjoy old fashioned entertainment.

If you have never attended our parade, you can get a taste of the fun by reading our Parade Program. Download your PDF copy of the 2017 Parade Program at this link.

Fireworks after sundown!!!

The parade event is small-town fun. Our neighbors bring their tractors, antique cars, and mule-drawn wagons. Some build floats to celebrate the history of the founding of our nation. We always invite George and Martha Washington, Paul Revere (on his horse, of course), Betsy Ross (and her beautiful flag), James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Uncle Sam, and other outstanding characters from the Independence era.

horses and wagon

We offer an old-fashioned apple pie auction, home-churned ice cream—many different flavors, including our famous fresh blackberry ice cream made with local fresh-picked berries—plus hamburgers and all the fixin's, and freshly smoked Boston butt sandwiches. All this deliciousness will make you lay back your ears and grin while listening to old-time bluegrass music played from our stage.

Lancaster is nestled in the hills of beautiful Middle Tennessee on TN State Hwy. 141 located 7 miles east of Gordonsville, Tennessee. From the west take exit #258 off I-40 and follow Hwy. 141 through Gordonsville to Lancaster. We're sorry to say, but Hwy 141 from Center Hill dam to Lancaster is closed indefinitely due to serious structural damage to the road east of Lancaster.

Here's a map of the area

Come on out and join us!

Blue Hollow band


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