Pet & Hobby Parade

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THEME:  "These Roots Run Deep"

WHEN:  Friday September 14, 2018
                 3:30 pm - Judging Begins
                 4:00 pm - Parade Begins

WHERE:  Parade will progress East on Walnut Street
                     Starting at 17th Street and ending at 9th Street.

EVENT PARTNERS:  Jackson County Abstract & Title Guarantee Co, Murphysboro Education Association, & 101.5 CIL-FM

EVENT CHAIR:  Jeannie Etherton

Affectionately know as the "Kiddie Parade", children may participate in this very popular event in a variety of ways. Decorated bicycles, tricycles, or wagons; pet and owner dressed in costume; and family built floats to match the Apple Festival's theme are a small example of what can be done by participants.

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Entries should be at the 17th Street Warehouse parking lot between North 17th and 18th Streets by 3:30 PM. Judging will start at 3:30 PM. Anyone arriving after 3:30 PM will not be eligible for judging to receive prizes, but are certainly welcome to march in the parade. The parade will end at the intersection of 9th and Walnut Streets. Floats and bands will pull off Walnut Street onto south 9th Street (turning right). Pets, bicycles, and others will pull off Walnut Street onto north 9th Street (turning left).

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RULES & REGULATIONS

  • NO motorized vehicles will be allowed to run in the parade except those used to pull floats.

  • NO motorcycles, three-wheelers or go-carts, etc.!

  • NO skateboards or roller blades.

  • NO throwing of candy or treats during the parade by the participants. Throwing things during the parade endangers the small spectators that may try to run out and get the items.

  • THESE RULES ARE ESTABLISHED TO TRY TO HAVE A SAFER PARADE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS.

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Five prizes will be awarded in each of the six (6) categories with First Place receiving a Plaque and Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mentions (2) receiving Ribbons:

Phone: 618.684.3200
Email: murphysboroapplefestival@gmail.com
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