Parade

MASON COUNTY FOREST FESTIVAL 2017 73rd Annual Paul Bunyan Parade

“Forests of The Future”

Saturday – June 3rd, 2017, at 11 AM

UPDATE:  PARADE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Did you miss the deadline?  Please contact the Parade Committee

[email protected]

2017 Parade Application

Online registration is now closed.

 

DETAILS

If you wish to be staged with another entry (i.e. you are riding in
another’s vehicle) we need to know this at the time of application.
We cannot guarantee entries will be staged together unless we
receive the information in advance.

Unless you are contacted by the Parade Chair, your parade entry
is accepted and you will be included in the line-up. If you wish to
withdraw from the parade, please email the Parade Chair at the
email address located at the end of these instructions.

Requirements

• Any entry requiring a “scooper” must do a thorough clean up along the
parade route.

• All entries must submit proof of liability insurance with the application.
Car clubs may enter as a group and provide the clubs blanket insurance.
Community units (i.e. Boy/Girl Scouts, bands, dance groups, etc.) must
provide a copy of a liability policy that covers the members of the entry.

• All motorized units must carry a regulation fire extinguisher.

• Groups may “hand out” candy, etc. along the parade route – but it may not
be thrown from your unit on to the street or to the spectators.

• Passengers, including those riding on floats, on trailers or in truck beds
must have and use the required seatbelts, safety harnesses or handholds.

• If you are entering a “commercial” unit (i.e. it advertises your business) please
note: there is a fee for your entry. For companies that have 1-10 employees
the fee is $25.00; 10-25 employees the fee is $50.00 and over 25 employees,
the fee is $100. There is no fee if you are a Festival sponsor.

• If you are a candidate running for public office, the parade entry fee is
$100.00 and must accompany the application. Officials currently holding
a public office and seeking re-election, are a “candidate” and must also pay
these fees.

• ALL ENTRIES MUST BE DECORATED USING THE 2017 THEME
“Forests of the Future” AND BE OF INTEREST TO THE VIEWING
PUBLIC. MUSIC AND ANIMATION ARE ENCOURAGED AS UNITS WILL
BE JUDGED AND AWARDS ARE GIVEN IN NUMEROUS CATEGORIES.

• Visiting festivals are encouraged to incorporate this festival’s theme into
their entry.

STAGING

• Entries will be staged along Railroad Ave. from 7 th to 12th and along the
side streets. Float drivers may unload on Railroad and then move the
towing vehicles to Franklin near Loop Field.

• Unit numbers and staging information will be available at the Parade
Check-In located at 7th & Railroad. Check-in will be open at 7:30AM
All units need to be checked in by 9:30AM and your staging area located.
This is imperative so the parade stagers are made aware of any missing
or out of place units prior to the beginning of the parade. Updates to the
parade copy used by the announcers needs to be finished by 10:30AM.

• Pre-judging begins at 9:45AM. Pre-judging includes floats, classic cars,
and commercial & community entries.

• Units judged on the parade route are marching units, dance units, bands,
drill, flag, equestrian and others that include a performance. The judges
will be located at the announcers booth at 5 th and Railroad.

• Units not included in pre-judging may line up at anytime, but need to be
in the staging area not later than 10:45AM.

• ­Parades occur rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather.

• Masoncountyforestfestival.org