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 10, 2023 beginning at 10:30 A.M.
Decorated Floats: (by theme) Sweepstakes $150.00, Theme $100.00, Originality $50.00
1st - 3rd place Trophies
Riding Clubs, Wagons
1st Place: $60.00, 2nd Place: $40.00, 3rd Place: $20.00
1st – 3rd Place Trophies
1st – 3rd Place Trophies
ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 26, 2022 (must be in the office by 5:00 pm)
Our fair theme this year is “Western Nights & Carnival Lights”
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.
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.
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.
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.
All Equine Units should report to Deedra Scott, the Marshal for your section. 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 2023 West Texas Fair and Rodeo Parade!