2016 Northwest Montana Fair Parade

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Name: 2016 Northwest Montana Fair Parade
Date: August 19, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Trip Builder: View Trip
Event Description:
Come see
"Montana's Best"
at the
2016 Northwest Montana Fair Parade!

 


ALL PARADE PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER!
WALK UPS ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO WALK IN PARADE WITHOUT REGISTERING.

FOR SPACE AND NOISE CONTROL AN ENTRY IS NOW DEFINED AS:
  • UP TO TWO MOTOR VEHICLES (please indicate in your registration the number of vehicles and if you will have a trailer).
  • MOTORCYCLE CLUB (please indicate in your registration how many will be coming. Motorcycles MUST proceed through the parade route in two-three columns).
  • EQUESTRIAN GROUP (please indicate in your registration if horses are single, in a team, or pulling a wagon/carriage).
  • WALKER AND PEDAL BICYCLE AMOUNTS ARE UNLIMITED.
  • COLOR GUARD
  • VETERAN GROUP
  • EMERGENCY RESPONDERS
  • MARCHING & COMMUNITY BANDS/CHORAL GROUP (please indicate in your registration the number of people you expect and if you are bringing a vehicle and trailer).
THERE ARE DEFINED ENTRIES IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION. PLEASE REGISTER ACCORDINGLY.

DOWNLOAD NEW RULES & REGULATIONS HERE

WHEN REGISTERING, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

(PLEASE PROVIDE DETAIL ON YOUR ENTRY IN THE REGISTRATION COMMENTS)

 
DIVISIONS AND CATEGORIES FOR ENTRIES
 
DIVISION A - JUDGED
Categories:
  • Classic or Antique car clubs: (25 years of age) 8 cars /per club (maximum)
  • Antique vehicles: (Model Year 1941 or older) Individual vehicles
  • Marching Groups or Drill Teams
  • Horse Riding Group/or Horse Drawn Wagon or Carriage
  • Unique (strolling acts, mini cars, trick ropers etc.)
Division A Awards:
Awarded by the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo.   A check will be mailed to the address provided on the entry form.
1st: Trophy, Rosette and $75.00
2nd: Rosette and $50.00
3rd: Rosette and $25.00
4th: Rosette
A special Fair Theme Award may be presented by the Judges.
 
DIVISION B JUDGED
Categories:
  • Youth float: for organizations representing youth (4-H, Boy Scouts, FFA, or any other youth group)
  • Non-commercial float: representing non-commercial, nonprofit, and service organizations.
  • Commercial float: representing commercial businesses and groups.
Division B Awards:
Awarded by the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo.   A check will be mailed to the address provided on the entry form.
1st: Trophy, Rosette and $125.00
2nd: Rosette and $100.00
3rd: Rosette and $75.00
4th: Rosette
A special Fair Theme Award may be presented by the Judges.

DIVISION C NOT JUDGED: These categories are welcomed, enjoyed, but will not receive an award.
Categories:
  • Political
  • Veteran Groups
  • Emergency & Government Services 
JUDGING CRITERIA FOR ALL DIVISIONS & CATEGORIES 
  1. Theme 1-30 points.  Judges will look be looking for a consistent overall theme within the float itself. This portion of the judging is not in reference to the theme of the parade.
  2. Overall appearance 1-30 points.   A float should flow together and be balanced.  Judges will observe the overall construction, design, and detail.
  3. Originality & Creativity 1-30 points.    Judges will be looking for original or creative use of decorations.
  4. Best Fair Theme 1-10 points.  Judges will be looking for the parade's theme designed into the theme of the float.
Possible total points 100 points
Note: 10 points deducted for undecorated tow vehicle.

 
Location:
Downtown Kalispell!
Lineup for participating floats will start at the Flathead High School parking lot and run East on 8th Street West starting at 7:30am.

Please check in at the Flathead High School southeast parking lot corner.
Date/Time Information:
August 19, 2016
The parade will occur rain or shine; please come prepared.
Line up begins at 7:30am on 8th Street West; judging will begin at 8:30am.

The Parade begins at 10:00AM.

ALL PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BE LINED UP BY 9:30AM!
Contact Information:
406.758.2803
Fees/Admission:
DUE TO RISING COSTS OF PUTTING THE PARADE ON, THERE IS A $20 REGISTRATION FEE.
Your place will only be guaranteed if your fee is received along with your clear and complete application.
Refunds: An application is a commitment to the event. Any cancelations must be received 72 hours prior to the event; otherwise you will be charged for the entry. No refunds will be issued for any entry canceled within 72 hours of the start of the parade.

REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 AT 5PM.
 
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