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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!

Parade event is July 2, 2017

Parade line-up time is 5:00pm; start time is 6:00pm

Things are different this year—bigger and better! 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 going to be in the field next to the Methodist Church—you will see the set up as you come into Lancaster from Gordonsville. Parking is going to be provided in the field next to the Methodist Church; there will be signs to point out the entrance into the field and persons to 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 Fourth of July 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 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, Uncle Sam, and other outstanding characters from there Independence era.

We offer an old-fashioned apple pie auction, home-churned ice cream (many different flavors), plus hamburgers and all the fixin's, and freshly smoked Boston butt sandwiches. And old time bluegrass music from the 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. From the east, you can exit I-40 at Buffalo Valley Rd., exit #268. Follow Hwy. 96 south to Center Hill Dam, then turn right onto Hwy. 141. Lancaster is 4 miles from Center Hill Dam.

Here's a map of the area

2014 James Madison Scholarship


Curtis Patel, graduating senior from Smith County High School
with Martha Washington, 2014 Miss Tennessee United States, and General George Washington in attendance
for the presentation of the $500 award

James Madison Scholarship winner

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