2017 Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo Parade

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Name: 2017 Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo Parade
Date: August 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM MDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Trip Builder: View Trip
Event Description:
"Celebrate Montana's Best" at the 2017 Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo Parade!
 


Join us in downtown Kalispell at 10am to watch the 2017 Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo Parade!

***New this year***
For additional viewing area and spectator safety, the parade route has been expanded along the East side of the courthouse and one block South of the courthouse (stopping at 10th Street). Spectators can watch the parade on Main Street from 10th Street to Center Street. Please note, the parade route stops at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street; the intersection of Center Street and 1st Avenue West must stay clear of spectators.

Thank you to our title sponsor
Northwest Montana Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation




Participant Instruction Below

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 (no charge)
  • VETERAN GROUP (no charge)
  • EMERGENCY RESPONDERS (no charge)
  • MARCHING & COMMUNITY BANDS/CHORAL GROUP, DRILL TEAMS (please indicate in your registration the number of people you expect and if you are bringing a vehicle and trailer). (no charge)
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 cars (Model Year 1941 or older)
  • Marching Groups, Drill Teams, or Bands
  • 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
 
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

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.

 
Event Sponsors:
  • Northwest Montana Association of Realtors
Location:
Staging will happen on 8th Street West.

Spectators can watch the parade on Main Street from 10th Street to Center Street.
Date/Time Information:

Staging for judged entries begins at 7:30am; judging will begin at 7:45am.

Staging for non-judged entries will begin at 9:15am.

All participants should be staged by 9:25am.

The parade begins at 10:00AM!

 
Contact Information:
406.758.2803
Fees/Admission:
DUE TO RISING COSTS, THERE IS A $20 REGISTRATION FEE PER ENTRY.

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 9 AT 5PM.
 
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