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West Texas Fair & Rodeo Parade

Date: Sept 11, 2021
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Sponsors

HEB

2021 West Texas Fair & Rodeo Parade Results

EQUINE

INDIVIDUAL RIDER

  • Patience Woolwine, Ovalo, TX
  • Doyle Sisco, Ovalo TX
  • Carl Hobbs, Abilene TX

RIDING CLUBS

1. ACU Riding Club, Abilene, TX

2. 40 Something Cowgirls, Anson, TX

3. 3 Crosses Cowboy Church, Abilene TX

DF OPEN DIVISION

  1. Ramblin Red Roses, Abilene TX(Originality)
  2. International Order of the Rainbow Girls, 2033 Westminster, Abilene TX (Theme)
  3. Abilene Freedom League, Abilene TX (Sweepstakes)

DF YOUTH DIVISION

  1. Wylie Little All Stars (Originality)
  2. Ballet Folklorico del Big Country: Alma de Nuestras Raices, Abilene TX (Theme)
  3. Big Country Educators, Abilene TX(Sweepstakes)

DF CIVIC DIVISION

  1. DeLeon Peach & Melon Queens, Desdemona TX(Originality)
  2. Daughters of the Nile, Abilene TX (Theme)
  3. 3 Crosses Church, Abilene TX (Sweepstake)

DF COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL DIVISION

  1. Victoria Salon & Barber, Abilene TX (Originality)
  2. BCBS Blue Bear Relief,Abilene TX (Theme)
  3. Mr. Gattis, Abilene TX (Sweepstakes)
BANDS
1. HSU “World Famous” Cowboy Band
2. Cooper High School
3. Merkel High School

VEHICLE
1. Garnie Hatch – 1956 Ford Swaliner Convertible
2. James Gilbertson – 1928 Buick
3. Lowery Classic Cars – 1923 Dodge Brothers Touring Car
Another great West Texas Fair & Rodeo parade will take place downtown Abilene September 11 at 10:30 am.
The parade route has been updated this year. For 2021 the parade will proceed under the underpass headed north on Pine Street and makes a right turn on North 1st Street, then turning left on Walnut St, next turning left on North 4th St., then west two blocks to Cypress to North 1st St., east on North 1st St, to Pine St., and back under the underpass. We hope you and your family and friends make plans to join us!

If you, your business or organization is interested in entering the parade please see the files below for information about the parade. Entries can be placed online using the online entry form at the bottom of the page or a paper entry can be submitted by mail or in person at the General Office for the Expo Center. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE OFFICE BY AUGUST 27 at 5pm.

Parade Information and Entry Form

Sponsored by HEB

It is time to prepare for the West Texas Fair & Rodeo Parade, come join the fun!

The Parade will be in Downtown Abilene on Saturday, September 11, 2021 beginning at 10:30 A.M.

AWARDS

Decorated Floats: (by theme) Sweepstakes $150.00, Theme $100.00, Originality $50.00

Vehicles

1st - 3rd place Trophies

Riding Clubs, Wagons

1st Place: $60.00, 2nd Place: $40.00, 3rd Place: $20.00

Antique Tractors

1st – 3rd Place Trophies

Bands

1st – 3rd Place Trophies

ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 27, 2021 (must be in the office by 5:00 pm)

Our fair theme this year is “Fairadise”

The parade committee will make every effort to prepare a well-organized and staged parade.


STAGING AREA INFORMATION:

VIP & MILITARY UNITS

Your Unit should report to Stacy Bryan, the Marshal for your section. Located at 300 Oak Street.

DECORATED FLOATS

Your Unit should report to Caroline Kreitler, the Marshal for your section. Located at South 3rd & Cherry. Enter South 3rd from Treadaway where you should pick up your packet at the East side of the old Courthouse (picnic table).If being judged – your decorated float MUST be in place by 8:30 a.m.

UNITS TALLER THAN 13 FEET

Your Unit should report to Caroline Kreitler, the Marshal for your section. Located at North 1st & Pine Street. Caroline will deliver your packets to you prior to the start of the parade.

SINGLE / COMMERCIAL UNITS

Your Unit should report to Louie Valdez and Gilbert Robledo, the Marshals for your section. Located at South 4th & Cherry Street. Enter South 4th Street from Treadaway to pick up your number.

VEHICLES (ANTIQUE CARS, CAR CLUBS, CUSHMANS, MOTORCYCLES)

Your Unit should report to Connie Keaton, the Marshal for your section. Located at South 5th & Chestnut Street.

ANTIQUE TRACTORS

Your Unit should report to Rickie Johnson, the Marshal for your section. Located at South 6th & Oak. You may use 6th Street, East of Oak & the Southwest parking lot to park and unload.

BANDS

Your Unit should report to, Esser King, the Marshal for your section. Located at the 300 Block of Chestnut.

Buses should drop off band members on the West side of the Courthouse, 300 Block of Chestnut. Then proceed to the Enterprise Building parking lot at South 4th & Sycamore. After the parade, band members will return to buses at this parking lot to disperse.

EQUINE UNITS

All Equine Units should report to Deedra Scott, the Marshal for your section. New location this year: Pecan & South 5th to pick up your parade number.

ALL Equine Units must have a negative Coggins test paper. These papers should be checked at staging area. Papers should include name, number, date of test and name of laboratory.

Effective July 1, 1977 the Texas Animal Health Commission requires all equine (horses, donkeys, mules and ponies) participating in any gathering of equine (trail rides, shows, fairs, competitions and parades) to have a negative EIA (Coggins) test within the past 12 months. Participants with equine must be prepared to present the VS 10-11 EIA test form for each equine entry. If you should need additional information please contact your local veterinarian or the Texas Animal Health Commission 512-719-0700.

We are anxious to receive your parade entry application in the very near future and honored to have you participate in the 2021 West Texas Fair and Rodeo Parade!



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