Parade Categories

Please review the categories below and choose the closest category that best fits your entry so you will be judged in the correct category. If the category chosen does not fit the entry, it will be disqualified from judging.

1 – FLOATS (No walkers; if you want to add walkers to your entry, you must complete another separate Parade Entry Form and select 2A or 2B)

CATEGORY

DESCRIPTION
ENTRY
FEE

PLACES
AWARD
1A Club – civic, religious, non-profit $50 1st & 2nd Certificate
1B Club — with commercial advertising on tow vehicle and/or trailer
If parade officials notice advertising on float and/or vehicle during parade staging, you will be asked to remove it, cover it, or pay a $20 cash fee
$70 1st & 2nd Certificate
1C Government – city, county, police, sheriff, armed forces, etc. $75 1st & 2nd Certificate
1D Business & Professional $80 1st & 2nd Certificate
1E Business & Professional — with additional commercial advertising on tow vehicle and/or trailer
If parade officials notice advertising on float and/or vehicle during parade staging, you will be asked to remove it, cover it, or pay a $20 cash fee
$100 1st & 2nd Certificate
2 – MARCHING GROUPS (Marching Bands use 7A)
2A School organization – cheer, dance teams, pom squads, sports teams, etc. (Marching bands must complete a separate entry form and must use Category 7A) $55 1st & 2nd Certificate
2B Non-school organization – youth groups, civic groups, businesses, etc.; max 20 participants $100 1st & 2nd Certificate
3 – EQUESTRIAN**
3A Mounted individual $30 1st & 2nd Certificate
3B Mounted group $55 1st & 2nd Certificate
3C Horse-drawn, individual $30 1st & 2nd Certificate
3D Horse-drawn, commercial $55 1st & 2nd Certificate
4 – NOVELTY (Walkers allowed; NO floats)
4A Animals (other than equestrian), clowns, non-motorized cycles, pageant entries, and other novelty entries. Walkers allowed, max 15 participants; NO floats $55 1st & 2nd Certificate
5 – VEHICLES
5A Individual, non-commercial – no business names or advertising on vehicle $80 1st Certificate
5B Commercial – maximum 3 vehicles $130 1st Certificate
5C Club – maximum 10 vehicles $200 1st Certificate
6 – POLITICAL (Only one entry per candidate, seated official, and political party. Walking is not allowed with any political entry.)
Individual – seated official or political candidate; maximum 3 participants per entry
6A Horse-drawn or mounted** – Must ride on entry; no walkers $125 Not judged
6B Vehicle – Must ride on entry; no walkers $175 Not judged
Political Campaign – candidate with campaign members, maximum 15 participants per entry
6C Horse-drawn** – Must ride on entry; no walkers $225 Not judged
6D Vehicle float – Must ride on entry; no walkers $250 Not judged
Political Party – maximum 15 participants per entry, one entry per designated political party
6D Horse-drawn** – Must ride on entry; no walkers $225 Not judged
6D Vehicle float – Must ride on entry; no walkers $250 Not judged
All political participants must either ride on a float or in a vehicle. If you get off your vehicle or float, you will be asked by Parade Staff to return to your entry or leave the parade.
7 – BANDS ONLY
Marching Bands — Due to the Grand Parade's growth in popularity, parade timing, and staging limitations, the number of marching bands that can be accommodated in the parade is limited. Priority will be given to bands based on prior attendance and space availability.
7A Marching Band and Color Guard only (cheer, dance, pom squads, sports teams, etc. must complete a separate entry form and must use category 2A) None 1st, 2nd, 3rd Monetary
Best Percussion None 1st Certificate
Best Drum Major None 1st Certificate
Best Auxiliary None 1st Certificate
7B Pipe Band None 1st Monetary
**Entries that include animals (horses, ponies, mules, dogs, cats, chickens, etc.) are required to include a certificate of insurance naming Western Welcome Week, Inc. as an additional insured.