The 55th annual Old Timers Day Festival kicks off Friday and this year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the town of Slayden. Friday’s events include the Ms. Old Timers Pageant and Liars Contest at the War Memorial Building beginning at 6 pm. The Solid Gospel Homecoming Jubilee scheduled for Friday night at First United Methodist Church has been canceled. Saturday gets off to an early start with the 37th annual Civitan Pancake Breakfast 6-9 am at First United Methodist Church on Main Street. The 6th annual 5K Walk/Run and Children’s Fun Run has been canceled. The day’s highlight is the annual Old Timers Day Parade, which starts at 10 am from Dickson County High School and winds its way through downtown before ending at Dickson Middle School. Long-time Slayden resident Jean Potts will serve as grand marshal. From 9 am-4 pm the Antique and Classic Car Cruise In will be on South Main Street between the railroad tracks and Walnut Street while the Antique Tractor Display will be on Center Avenue between Walnut and Chestnut streets. All day on the grounds of the War Memorial Building will be living history demonstrations while arts and crafts booths, flea market booths and a variety of food vendors will be set up along Walnut Street and Center Avenue. The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum will host a special exhibit on the town of Slayden and will be the site of the hospitality tent. Registration for the annual horseshoe contest begins outside the War Memorial Building at 11 am with competition set for noon. Live music will be held at several different locations throughout the day. There will be a bluegrass and gospel show at the intersection of College and Main streets beginning at 8:45 until the parade arrives. Bluegrass, rock, country and more will be featured on the Holland Park stage starting at 9 am. The Gospel on the Grounds stage on Center Avenue features a variety of acts beginning at 11 am. Registration for the Robert Spicer Memorial Dance Competition begins inside the War Memorial Building at 11 am with the contest to start at noon. The day wraps up with the weekly show at Vance Smith’s Grand Old Hatchery on South Main Street at 7 pm.