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Stars, Stripes, and Squirt Guns Parade

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2014 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Theme: Stars, Stripes and Squirtguns

Friday, 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 June 29th).

 

REGISTRATION

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

Download 2014 Sign-Up Form

 

 

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RULES AND REGULATIONS

•    All entries must be received no later than June 29th in order to be included in the parade.
•    Political and Business Entry Fee is $20. •    >Non-Profit Organizations, Schools, Churches
•    Non-Business Individuals no fee.
•    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 Jenny at 615.767.6306

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 Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Best regards,

The Watertown Chamber of Commerce

 

Fall Mile-Long Yard Sale

 

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 Saturday, September 27

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


Booth Rental and Application call Jim at 615-237-1777
or download the application here!


Excursion Train Ticket Info 615-244-9001



Sponsored by Historic Watertown

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

 

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Download a .PDF Booth Application

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Come join us for the 26th annual Fall Watertown Mile Long Yard Sale sponsored by the Watertown Chamber of Commerce.

Usually there are approximately 10,000 - 20,000 attendees.


Booths are 12'x12' and are located on East Main, West Main, the Square and cross streets. Spaces are available for antiques, bric a brac, food, and junque. Exhibitors are responsible for tables, chairs, covers, extension cords etc. All merchandise except items too large, must be placed on tables. The fee is $80 for general merchandise booths and $180 for food booths.  THIS FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

The Following Items are NOT acceptable for this FAMILY event:
Snap Pops     •     Silly String   •      Cap Pistols (that look like the real thing)
Rubber bullet shooting pistols     •     T-Shirts with suggestive themes (such as women, drugs etc.)
Knives or edged weapons (no sales to minors without parental permission)

 

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 7:30 a.m. so plan ahead.

 

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

 

All applications accompanied by a check for the booth fee must be received no later than September 10, 2013 to ensure space. 
Please keep the upper portion of this form for your records. 
Mail the lower portion with checks made payable to Historic Watertown to:

Jim 

 

Jim Amero
312 Public Square
Watertown, TN 37184

(615) 237-1777

 

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DIRECTIONS TO WATERTOWN

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

 

1. From Lebanon, TN

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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

map3 1. 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

 

Mile Long Yard Sale

APRIL 26, 2014

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 Historic Watertown

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

 

Join us for the 26th 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

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!

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)

All applications accompanied by a check for the booth fee must be received no later than April 8, 2014 to ensure space. Please keep the upper portion of this form for your records. Mail the lower portion with checks made payable to Watertown Chamber of Commerce to Jim Amero, 312 Public Square,Watertown, TN 37184.

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

 

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Vendor Space Application

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

- Download Spring 2014 Application!

 

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Maps & Alternate Routes

Normally, the quickest way to Watertown is:
       I-40 to exit 239A, then travel 10.8 miles to Watertown
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However, Yard Sale traffic can be pretty slow, so we have provided two alternate routes:

1    View Alternate Route # 1 on Google Maps…

 

2    View Alternate Route # 2 on Google Maps…

 

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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

map3 1. 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

Train Robbery / Excursion Train

Train Robbery / Excursion Train

Next: MAY 12, 2012

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Tennessee Central Railway Museum

 

The Tennessee Central Railway Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee's railroad heritage. We invite you to ride one of our historic passenger trains and experience the joys of rail travel. Our Nashville facility is home to a unique collection of historic equipment.

 

For TRAIN TICKETS Call or click:
Tennessee Central Railway Museum    615-244-9001

 

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