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Stars, Stripes, and Squirt Guns Parade

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2015 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Theme: Stars, Stripes and Squirtguns

Saturday, JULY 4TH,  6:00 p.m.


Once again the Watertown Chamber of Commerce is hosting our annual parade in Watertown in honor of the Fourth of July and Independence Day! We are quickly becoming know for our tradition of ‘getting wet’ and we will continue again this year! Bring your squirt guns and water ballons, because it’s time for "Stars, Stripes and Squirt Guns"!

Again this year there will be a NO-squirt zone. At the end of the parade we will have a section of participants who do NOT wish to get wet, and will NOT be carrying any squirt guns or water. While we all enjoy getting a little wet on a hot July afternoon, there are some who can not, however they do wish to participate and honor our Independence Day tradition. If you would like to enter the parade and NOT get wet there is a section on the entry form to indicate this.

Don't forget - we'll have a bake sale/auction following the parade!

You can download a PDF copy of the application below.
(Please make sure your entry is received no later than July 1st).

 

REGISTRATION

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Click on the link below for a .pdf Sign-Up Form

Download 2015 Sign-Up Form

 

 

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RULES AND REGULATIONS

•    All entries must be received no later than July 1st in order to be included in the parade.
•    $20 Entry Fee for Political Candidates, Political Campaigns or Organizations, and Businesses.
•    No Entry Fee for Non-Profit Organizations, Schools, Churches, and Non-Business Individuals.
•    All entrants are asked to be at the line-up (Watertown Elementary School) no later than
      5:00PM on July 4th.   Judging will be held PRIOR to the parade.
•    You may only squirt your water gun at someone that is armed. No pressure hoses.

For Information contact Jimmy at 615.237.1776

Return entry form to: P.O. Box 84, Watertown, TN 37184 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or return to Watertown Wilson Bank & Trust or Jim's Antiques on the square.


The parade goes from Watertown Elementary to the end of East Main Street in Watertown.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Best regards,

The Watertown Chamber of Commerce

 

Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

2015 WATERTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH,  1:00 P.M.


Join us on Saturday, December 12th, for the Watertown Christmas Parade!

Entrants into the parade will gather at 12:20PM at the Watertown Elementary School, and a judging of floats/entries will be held before the parade officially starts at 1:00PM. The parade will begin at the school and end at Optix Watertown (East Main Street).

 

REGISTRATION

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    Click on the link below for a .pdf Sign-Up Form

 . Check Back Soon for the 2015 Sign Up Form!

 

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RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • All entries must be received no later than Friday, December 11, 2015, at 12 p.m., in order to be included in the parade.
  • No Entry Fee for any participants this year!
  • All entrants are asked to be at the line-up (Watertown Elementary School) no later than 12:20 p.m. on December 12th.
  • Judging will be just before start time.


For Information contact Jimmy Foster at (615) 237-1776

Return entry form to: P.O. Box 5, Watertown, TN 37184 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or return to Watertown Wilson Bank & Trust or Jim's Antiques on the square.


The parade goes from Watertown Elementary to the end of East Main Street in Watertown.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Best regards,

The Watertown Chamber of Commerce

 

Fall Mile-Long Yard Sale

FALL MILE LONG YARD SALE

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Rain or Shine!
Hundreds of Booths
Thousands of Shoppers
Antiques, Flea Market Items, Tools
Collectibles, Food & More!!


Booth Rental and Application: (615) 237-1777

Excursion Train Ticket Info: (615) 244-9001

Sponsored By: The Watertown/East Wilson Chamber of Commerce

Directions: From Nashville, 1-40 East, Exit 239A, 12 miles

Event Details:
Join us for the 27th Annual Fall Watertown Mile Long Yard Sale sponsored by Watertown/East Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

Usually there are approximately 10,000 - 20,000 attendees at this great event, and we look forward to seeing you there!

The following items are NOT acceptable for this family event:
Snap Pops • Silly String • Realistic-Looking Cap Pistols • Rubber Bullet Shooting Pistols • T-Shirts with Suggestive Themes (such as women, drugs etc.) • Knives (no sales to minors without parental permission)

Vendor Applications:
As new home and business owners are now utilizing some vacant spaces that were previously available, it is important that you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that you get a space!

All applications accompanied by a check for the booth fee must be received no later than September 22, 2015 to ensure space.

Please keep the upper portion of the application form for your records.
Mail the lower portion to Jim Amero, 312 Public Square,Watertown, TN 37184 with checks made payable to: Watertown Chamber of Commerce.

More Information:
For more information, please call Yard Sale Coordinator Jim Amero at (615) 237-1777 between 10AM and 5PM.



Vendor Space Application

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You can download a .PDF application for vendor space by clicking below. Hurry - space is limited!
- Download Fall 2015 Application!

 


Vendor Rules & Information:
Food booths are required to have a clean, neat setup and must clean the area after the event.  Electric hook-ups are limited; please apply early.

Exhibitors must check in at the gazebo on the square 5:30-7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning for booth assignment, unless already assigned your location. Your vehicle must be unloaded and all set up by 7:00 a.m. so plan ahead.

LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SET UP.  ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.


Jim 

 

Jim Amero
312 Public Square
Watertown, TN 37184

(615) 237-1777

 

 



DIRECTIONS TO WATERTOWN

Click on any map below to view directions & alternate routes on Google! Maps.

 

1. From Lebanon, TN

map1

1. Head north on N Cumberland St toward E Market St      0.3 mi 
2. Take the 3rd right onto E High St      0.5 mi 
3. Continue onto E Baddour Pkwy      1.2 mi 
4. Continue onto TN-26 E/US-70 E/Sparta Pike      10.0 mi 
5. Turn left onto W Main St



 

2. From Lebanon, TN (Alternate)

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1. Head west toward W Main St      318 ft 
2. Exit the traffic circle onto S Cumberland St      1.9 mi 
3. Continue onto TN-10 S/US-231 S/Murfreesboro Rd      5.8 mi 
4. Turn left onto TN-265 E/Chicken Rd
     Continue to follow TN-265 E     8.1 mi 
5. Turn right onto TN-26 E/US-70 E/Sparta Pike      2.8 mi 
6. Turn left onto W Main St



3. From Alexantria, TN

map31. Head west on W Main St toward Church St      0.2 mi 
2. Take the 3rd left onto Academy Ave      404 ft 
3. Take the 1st right onto Locust St      0.3 mi 
4. Take the 2nd right onto TN-26 W/US-70 W/US-70 Scenic W
     Continue to follow TN-26 W/US-70 W     5.2 mi 
5. Turn right onto E Main St



4. From Nashville, TN

map41. Head southeast on 6th Ave N toward Charlotte Ave      453 ft 
2. Turn left onto Charlotte Ave      0.2 mi 
3. Continue straight onto James Robertson Pkwy      0.7 mi 
4. Turn right onto Interstate Dr      486 ft 
5. Merge onto I-24 E via the ramp on the left to I-40 E      3.1 mi 
6. Slight left onto I-40 E      26.6 mi 
7. Take exit 239A to merge onto TN-26 E/US-70 E/Sparta Pike toward Watertown      9.4 mi 
8. Turn left onto W Main St

 



 

Spring Mile-Long Yard Sale

SPRING MILE LONG YARD SALE

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Rain or Shine!
Hundreds of Booths
Thousands of Shoppers
Antiques, Flea Market Items, Tools
Collectibles, Food & More!!


Booth Rental and Application: (615) 237-1777

Excursion Train Ticket Info: (615) 244-9001

Sponsored By: The Watertown/East Wilson Chamber of Commerce

Directions: From Nashville, 1-40 East, Exit 239A, 12 miles

Event Details:
Join us for the 27th Annual Spring Watertown Mile Long Yard Sale sponsored by Watertown/East Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

Usually there are approximately 10,000 - 20,000 attendees at this great event, and we look forward to seeing you there!

The following items are NOT acceptable for this family event:
Snap Pops • Silly String • Realistic-Looking Cap Pistols • Rubber Bullet Shooting Pistols • T-Shirts with Suggestive Themes (such as women, drugs etc.) • Knives (no sales to minors without parental permission)

Vendor Applications:
As new home and business owners are now utilizing some vacant spaces that were previously available, it is important that you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that you get a space!

All applications accompanied by a check for the booth fee must be received no later than April 8th, 2015 to ensure space.

Please keep the upper portion of the application form for your records.
Mail the lower portion to Jim Amero, 312 Public Square,Watertown, TN 37184 with checks made payable to: Watertown Chamber of Commerce.

More Information:
For more information, please call Yard Sale Coordinator Jim Amero at (615) 237-1777 between 10AM and 5PM.



Vendor Space Application

pdf icon
You can download a .PDF application for vendor space by clicking below. Hurry - space is limited!
- Download Spring 2015 Application!

 


Vendor Rules & Information:
Food booths are required to have a clean, neat setup and must clean the area after the event.  Electric hook-ups are limited; please apply early.

Exhibitors must check in at the gazebo on the square 5:30-7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning for booth assignment, unless already assigned your location. Your vehicle must be unloaded and all set up by 7:00 a.m. so plan ahead.

LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SET UP.  ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.


Jim 

 

Jim Amero
312 Public Square
Watertown, TN 37184

(615) 237-1777

 

 



DIRECTIONS TO WATERTOWN

Click on any map below to view directions & alternate routes on Google! Maps.

 

1. From Lebanon, TN

map1

1. Head north on N Cumberland St toward E Market St      0.3 mi 
2. Take the 3rd right onto E High St      0.5 mi 
3. Continue onto E Baddour Pkwy      1.2 mi 
4. Continue onto TN-26 E/US-70 E/Sparta Pike      10.0 mi 
5. Turn left onto W Main St



 

2. From Lebanon, TN (Alternate)

map2

1. Head west toward W Main St      318 ft 
2. Exit the traffic circle onto S Cumberland St      1.9 mi 
3. Continue onto TN-10 S/US-231 S/Murfreesboro Rd      5.8 mi 
4. Turn left onto TN-265 E/Chicken Rd
     Continue to follow TN-265 E     8.1 mi 
5. Turn right onto TN-26 E/US-70 E/Sparta Pike      2.8 mi 
6. Turn left onto W Main St



3. From Alexantria, TN

map31. Head west on W Main St toward Church St      0.2 mi 
2. Take the 3rd left onto Academy Ave      404 ft 
3. Take the 1st right onto Locust St      0.3 mi 
4. Take the 2nd right onto TN-26 W/US-70 W/US-70 Scenic W
     Continue to follow TN-26 W/US-70 W     5.2 mi 
5. Turn right onto E Main St



4. From Nashville, TN

map41. Head southeast on 6th Ave N toward Charlotte Ave      453 ft 
2. Turn left onto Charlotte Ave      0.2 mi 
3. Continue straight onto James Robertson Pkwy      0.7 mi 
4. Turn right onto Interstate Dr      486 ft 
5. Merge onto I-24 E via the ramp on the left to I-40 E      3.1 mi 
6. Slight left onto I-40 E      26.6 mi 
7. Take exit 239A to merge onto TN-26 E/US-70 E/Sparta Pike toward Watertown      9.4 mi 
8. Turn left onto W Main St

 



 

Promised Land Trail Launch

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Wednesday, October 12th there will be a special train coming to Watertown around 11:15 am.  This train is hosted by the State, both the Upper Cumberland Tourism and Wilson County Convention in launching a new historic Tennessee byways and trails the 'Promised Land Trail'.  There will 20-30 journalist (travel maginzines, etc) from across the country who will be writing about about this trail and Middle Tennessee.  As the train leaves Nashville it will stop in both Mt. Juliet and Lebanon to pick up additional passengers. The public can ride the train for $12, a special deal (pass word along).  We are expecting 100 to 200 people to ride the train.  There will be a State Historian on train sharing the story of the Promised Land Trail and how the settlers traveled the 500 miles trek across Tennessee. There will be our neighboring counties, DeKalb, White, Smith, Putnam and Jackson who will be coming in to set up booths promoting their counties as this is a tourist promotion going country wide.  Cumberland University is providing jazz music at the gazebo.

This is your opportunity to visit with dignitaries and journalists, tell them what Watertown is all about, and showcase your shop and merchandise.  If store/shop owners wish to serve light refreshments please do so. If you do not have store front but would like to showcase your business let us know.  The Chamber office will be open if you have literature you wish to display.

Since the annual fall train robbery will be the upcoming Saturday there will be some individuals dress in costume walking around with wanted posters displayed in various areas.

When train arrives there will be a 5-10 minute welcoming presentation at the pavilion by the tracks, please join us if can.  The journalists will be escorted to lunch before touring around town.  Everyone will depart at 1:30 pm.

Again, even though this event is promoting the Promised Land Trail, Watertown was picked as a stopping point.  It is our chance to highlight Watertown as the place to visit!

For more information check out http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/promised-land-trail/  and
http://www.tntrailsandbyways.com/#promised-land

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