Parade Entry Form & Rules
Downloadable Parade Entry Form & Rules
An old-fashioned parade always generates smiles and overshadows worries. Farm wagons convert into rolling stages. Fire trucks blast sirens. Bands march in precision with the morning sun generating star bursts on brass instruments. And happy hands continually wave to proud parents, grandparents, and friends in the crowd. Sponsored by the Switzerland County Council.
The Float & Award Competition will once again recognize six winners:
President's Award Trophy & $200
Best Overall Float Presentation
Heritage Award Trophy & $100
Best Presentation of Swiss Theme Young
Ambassadors Award Trophy & $100
Best Float Presentation by Youth Group
Just For Fun Award Trophy & $50
Most Entertaining Parade Entry
Golden Oldie Award Trophy & $50
Outstanding Antique Vehicle Entry
Klippety-Klop Award Trophy & $50
Outstanding Equestrian Entry
This year's pre-parade entertainment begins around 9:40am on Saturday in front of the Switzerland County Courthouse. The Swiss Wine Festival certainly welcomes and encourages local businesses and groups, and those from surrounding areas, to join the convivial fanfare by entering a float or a touch of entertainment. Like a smile, a parade erases all boundary lines and brings people together.
Planning for the Grand Festival Parade never stops and will be ongoing until Saturday morning when the first unit pulls out onto Main Street at 10 o'clock.
Bigger the parade, more the merriment!