Farmers Fair Parade
2017 Theme: Supporting First Responders
Date & Time: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 - 10 A.M.
All parade entries require registration and must be picked up at the Aurora Farmers Fair
Office, Second & Main Streets, before noon Friday. There is a fee of $75 for non-float
entries for advertising purposes. These entries may have one vehicle and no more than ten
individuals walking and/or riding.
Judging of entries is on a point system according to workmanship (25 points), appearance (25
points), originality (25 points), and use of the theme – "Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future" (25
points). The Best Entry in the parade receives a Sweepstakes Prize of $TBA. The Sweepstakes
winner is not eligible for any Classification Prizes.
Classifications & Prizes
1st & 2nd place prizes awarded for each category
*Prizes To Be Announced*
Category A. Best Display by a Business or Business Organization
Category B. Best Display by an Adult Organization or Group
Category C. Best Display by Youth Group or Organization
Category D. Best Display by a Church or Church Group
Category E. Most Humorous Individual or Family Entry
Category F. Most Outstanding Antique Automotive Machine or Equipment
Category G. Best Golf Cart Display by an Individual or Family
Rules & Regulations
- Participants must be present sixty minutes prior to the start of the parade. If the
parade cannot start on time, due to weather, it may be delayed for one hour, or
cancelled, at the discretion of fair officials.
- Cancellation by participants for any reason must be directly to a parade official at
least 24 hours prior to the parade start. Failure to do so may result in rejection of
entries for future fairs.
- Fair officials will determine classifications of entries and reserve the right to
reject or evict any entry from the parade line-up that they deem unsuitable.
- Neither the Aurora Farmers Fair, Aurora Lions Club, City of Aurora or officials
thereof shall be liable or held responsible for the personal injury, damage or loss to
parade entries, participants or observers. Participants assume responsibility for their
unit and activities at all times. Any entry with an
animal must submit a certificate of insurance at the time they register.
- All entries will have an entry number obtained at the Fair Office. These must be displayed on
the front of float towing vehicles or, if self-propelled, on the front of the float.
- Towing vehicles must be of sufficient size and braking power to control the float in tow. The
driver and any passengers must ride in factory-installed seats.
- Non-entertainment entries are limited to one vehicle and a maximum of ten individuals walking
- Entries will not throw out any items to spectators or otherwise cause them to move into the
parade route! You may have individuals walking the sides of the route and pass or hand out
- Sirens, air horns and other loud noises require caution and consideration of spectators.
- Entries should keep within 10 feet of the unit in front of them throughout the parade
- Maximum length of a float is 50 feet, including the towing vehicle.
2016 Parade Winners
Sweepstakes: Girl Scout Troop 40047
Best Business: 1st - Just for Pets, 2nd - Waters of Dillsboro
Best Adult: 1st - Community Spirit Credit Union, 2nd - NA
Best Youth: 1st - 4H, 2nd - St. John Lutheran School
Best Antique Car or Equipment: 1st - Friendship State Bank, 2nd - Leo Kittle 1928 Regular Farmall
Best Church or Church Group: 1st - Aurora First United Methodist Church, 2nd - Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church
Best Golf Cart: 1st - UCB
2016 Parade Gallery
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