VETFEST

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 
Heroes Stroll (ADA accessible)
 

What is VETFEST? 

Who, What, When, Where, Why, How

Everyone in the community is welcome and encouraged to attend this FREE event! 

 

WHO      VETLINX, an all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit

                organization in Middle Tennessee is hosting the

                5th annual VETFEST and HEROES STROLL to

                celebrate military family service, Veteran owned

                businesses, offer resources, and have a fun-filled

                day with family, friends, and neighbors. 

 

WHEN      Saturday, October 1, 2022  

                  Heroes Stroll

                  Registration begins at 09:00 AM

                  Stroll begins at 09:30 AM  

                                                                                                                    

                  VETFEST

                  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

                   

WHERE     Granny White Park

                  610 Granny White Pike

                  Brentwood, TN 37027

 

WHY         To bring the community, military families, friends, and supporters together for a fun-filled day of recognition,

entertainment, and activities. 

 

PURPOSE   The purpose of VETFEST is to celebrate military family service as a community, highlight Veteran owned businesses, 

organizations, and resources. 

 

HOW         Event will be funded by businesses and donations via Sponsorships.

 WHAT:      VETFEST is a family-friendly festival and everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the day!  Come out and

                   meet new friends!

 

FEATURES:

  • Onsite resources for benefits, housing, medical, education, employment, food, mental health.

  • All Day Live Entertainment

  • Recognition ceremonies which will include the following:

    • Quilts of Valor

    • Missing Man Ceremony

    • Flag Folding Ceremony and the meaning behind each fold.

  • Military displays  

  • Art and activities tents- play card games, do an art project, yard games, and there will be a Branch of Service War game!   

  • Kid zone will feature prizes and activities i.e., yard games, face painting, make a button, art projects, and more! 

  • Lawn games

  • Time Machine Landing Zone!  The community is encouraged to adopt an era of service and make a display or dress in military clothing from  the era you are representing. We would like to have all eras of service  represented from 1776-Present.  Some exhibits may feature topographic maps showing different units theater of operations.

  • Veteran Owned Businesses

  • Veteran Organizations

  • Prize giveaways!

  • Lawn space to bring a blanket or chair and sit on the lawn and listen to great music!

  • Much more!

VETFEST Supporters and Participants
Lend Lease Community Fund

Lend Lease Community Fund supports military families.

Gary Thomas Ward CFP®, CRPC® Financial Advisor Certified Military Financial Advisor

Gary Thomas Ward CFP®, CRPC® Financial Advisor Certified Military Financial Advisor

Hugh Bennett

Hugh Bennett Productions

CVMA

We are an Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. Our mission now is to support and defend those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Our focus is to help veteran care facilities provide a warm meal, clothing, shelter, and guidance, or simply to say "Thank You." and "Welcome Home." Our membership is comprised of Full Members ( those with verified combat service ) and Supporter Members ( those who have non-com

American Red Cross

American Red Cross logo

American Legion Auxillary

American Legion Auxillary

American Legion Post 5 Nashville Post 22 Franklin

American Legion Post 5 American Legion Post 22 Veterans Service Organization conducting and participating in a wide variety of community activities.

Homes for Heroes

Homes for Heroes, Inc. is the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate, mortgage, and local business specialists; committed to providing easy ways for heroes to save on a home. Shortly after 9/11, Homes for Heroes, Inc. was established to give back to firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, military (active, reserves & veterans), healthcare professionals and teachers for all they do.

Members, Veterans, and their families to improve the quality of their civilian lives. EDUCATION- education benefits, tuition and scholarship assistance, tutoring, academic advising, and degree planning The Daniels Center is a leader in Veteran higher education, assisting in the creation and shaping of academic policies used at MTSU and across the nation. EMPLOYMENT – career discernment, workforce training, mentorships, resume review, interview preparation, and connections to a network of re

Nashville VA Regional Office

The Nashville VBA Regional Office is comprised of over 600 full-time employees serving a Veteran population of about 506,000 of all generations across Tennessee and Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. The Nashville VBA Regional Office administers approximately $1.4 billion in annual federal benefits. Programs include compensation, pension and vocational rehabilitation and employment. In addition, the Nashville Regional Office includes of one of eight National Call Centers providing customer service to clien

Orange Heart Medal Foundation

Orange Heart Medal Foundation

VA Caregiver Support Program

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our Nation's Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services.

TN State Guard 911th Military Police BN

TN State Guard 911th Military Police BN

Wellcare

Wellcare Logo

Marine Corps League

Marine Corps League

US Army Ranger Association

To preserve the heritage and spirit of the U.S. Army Rangers by strengthening the relationship among all U.S. Army Rangers (past, present, and future).

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the

Veterans of Foreign Wars is a nonprofit veterans’ service organization comprised of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans’ organization. With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in almost 7,000 Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.”

Ryan Burnett

Transition Assistance Advisors (TAA) Our Purpose: The purpose of the Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA) program is to provide a professional in each state/territory (some states have two TAAs) to serve as the statewide point of contact to assist Service Members in accessing Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care services and benefits. Each TAA also provides assistance in obtaining entitlements through the Military Health System and access to community resources. Who we serve: The

Team Snell Travels, LLC

Team Snell Travels, LLC

Williamson County Cadet Squadron (TN

Williamson County Cadet Squadron (TN-193) is a non-profit organization with Civil Air Patrol. We are part of the United States Air Force Auxiliary. We teach cadets age 12-18. We focus on Leadership character development, aerospace education, and physical fitness. Through our program cadets learn how to fly air planes and have many other opportunities.

Davidson County Veteran Service Officer

Lisa Kiss

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

Williamson Cty Veterans Treatment Co

VetCourt@WillamsonCounty-tn.gov

TN State Guard

TN State Guard logo

Nashville Vet Center

Vet Center logo

VetLinx
VFW Post 5

VFW Post 5

Clear as a Bell Music

Clear as a Bell Music

VVA

VVA Chapter 953 in Nashville, TN.

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

Tennessee Fisher House

Tennessee Fisher House logo

Army National Guard TN

Amy National Guard TN

Sport Clips giving away FREE MVP Haircuts comp cards as well as discounts tickets for our locations (coupons) also SELLING military rubber duckies for FUNDRAISING for Help A Hero through the VFW. Sport Clips offers guy friendly stylists in a sports themed environment and provides the MVP experience which is a precision haircut, a hot steam towel, a deep scalp massage and a neck/shoulder massage for men & boys

Veterans Back 40 Adventure

Veterans Back 40 Adventure which is a D.B.A of Warfighter Outfitters Nonprofit. Our team at Warfighter and VB40ADV are a one stop shop per say for Veterans outdoor activities. VB40ADV focuses more on Dual sport and Adventure bike motorcycle events for veterans. We take Vets on 3 to 5 day trips at no cost to them.

USMC

U.S.M.C.

Blue Star Moms

Blue Star Moms

Blue Monkey

Blue Monkey Shaved Ice

USO
Combat Infantryman Association

CIA

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