Parade Categories

1 – FLOATS (no walking)

CATEGORY

DESCRIPTION
ENTRY
FEE

PLACES

AWARD
1A Club – civic, religious, non-profit $50 1st & 2nd Ribbon
1B Government – city, county, police, sheriff, armed forces, etc. $75 1st & 2nd Ribbon
1C Business & Professional $80 1st & 2nd Ribbon
2 – MARCHING GROUPS (Marching Bands use 7A)
2A School organization – cheer, dance, pom squads, sports teams, etc. (Marching bands must complete a separate entry form and must use Category 7A) $55 1st & 2nd Ribbon
2B Non-school organization – youth groups, civic groups, businesses, etc.; max 20 participants $100 1st & 2nd Ribbon
3 – EQUESTRIAN**
3A Mounted individual $30 1st & 2nd Ribbon
3B Mounted group $55 1st & 2nd Ribbon
3C Horse-drawn, individual $30 1st & 2nd Ribbon
3D Horse-drawn, commercial $55 1st & 2nd Ribbon
4 – NOVELTY (walking allowed)
4A Animals (other than equestrian), clowns, non-motorized cycles and other novelty entries. Walkers allowed, max 15 participants $50 1st & 2nd Ribbon
5 – VEHICLES
5A Individual, non-commercial – no business names or advertising on vehicle $80 1st Ribbon
5B Commercial – maximum 3 vehicles $130 1st Ribbon
5C Club – maximum 10 vehicles $200 1st Ribbon
6 – POLITICAL (walking is not allowed on any political entry)
Individual – seated official or political candidate; maximum 3 participants per entry
6A Horse-drawn or mounted** – Must ride on entry; no walking $125 Not judged
6B Vehicle – Must ride on entry; no walking $175 Not judged
Political Campaign – candidate with campaign members, maximum 15 participants per entry
6C Horse-drawn** – Must ride on entry; no walking $225 Not judged
6D Vehicle float – Must ride on entry; no walking $250 Not judged
Political Party – maximum 15 participants per entry, one entry per designated political party
6D Horse-drawn** – Must ride on entry; no walking $225 Not judged
6D Vehicle float – Must ride on entry; no walking $250 Not judged
All political participants must either ride on a float or in a vehicle. If you get off your vehicle or float, you will be asked by Parade Staff to return to your entry or leave the parade.
7 – BANDS ONLY
7A Marching Band and Color Guard only (cheer, dance, pom squads, sports teams, etc. must complete a separate entry form and must use category 2A) None 1st, 2nd, 3rd Monetary
  Best Percussion None 1st Ribbon
  Best Drum Major None 1st Ribbon
  Best Auxiliary None 1st Ribbon
7B Pipe Band None 1st Monetary
**Entries that include animals (horses, ponies, mules, dogs, cats, chickens, etc.) are required to include a certificate of insurance naming Western Welcome Week, Inc. as an additional insured.