Watertown’s public square took a trip back in time on Saturday for the Fabulous Fifties Festival, a tribute to the decade featuring rockabilly, period fashion, classic cars and more.
The Tennessee Artist’s Guild organized the celebration after COVID-19 prevented the Watertown Jazz Festival, and the inaugural event was a hit with residents and tourists alike.
“There’s a lot of good art movements that happened in the ‘50s, and we wanted to highlight that,” Tennessee Artist’s Guild Executive Director Vickie Frazier said. “We decided last year what our calendar would look like, and had plans for the train to come from Nashville on about three occasions.”
The Tennessee Central Railway Museum brought in dozens of travelers eager to compete in a ‘50s-themed costume contest or check out the cruise-in car show. Alaina Brown and Jonathan Boerner made their trip all the way from Pensacola, Florida.
“We were looking to spend Labor Day weekend…