Annual Fair Parade

 Theme: Carnival Lights & Country Nights

Please Read Carefully

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Rules and Information

  • Open to exhibitors from Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Evans, Jenkins, Screven and Tattnall counties ONLY
  • Applications must be filed with the Parade Chairman to enter the parade.  Applications must be submitted online.
  • Applications for all entries must be received by NOON, Monday, October 9.
  • Parade WAIVER must be faxed to 912-764-2149, attn Trish or mail to Chuck Sheets, 3018 Hawks Ridge Drive, Statesboro, GA  30461-4220.
  • While every reasonable precaution will be taken for safeguarding participants entered in parade the owner assumes all responsibility for any accident, loss or damage that may occur.
  • If it is ascertained that any exhibitor, in any ungentlemanly manner, refuses to comply with the regulations of the Fair Management and has taken exception to the judgment of a judge or awarding committee, the Fair Management shall bar the offending person from parade participation until he/she shall have made proper amends and has been re-instated by a majority vote of the Fair Committee
  • The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade is a family-oriented event.  All costumes and performances will be designed as such. Any lewd or suggestive dance movements will not be tolerated, and group will be asked to leave the parade route immediately.  Offending group members will be banned from future parades until he/she has been reinstated by a majority vote of the Fair committee.
  • All floats participating in the Fair theme competition will be judged for prizes.  Float attendants are permitted but are not necessary.  Indicate: “Theme Float” on application to be in competition.
  • Judges will be appointed by the Parade Committee and certified by the Fair Committee.
  • A float is described as a “low, flat decorated vehicle and/or trailer entered in a parade for transporting an exhibit which conveys a message or a group”.  Floats may be towed by tractors, cars or pick-up trucks.  Tractor-trailer rigs (combos) will not be allowed in the parade.  All drivers must submit an insurance and driver’s license verification form prior to participation in the parade.
  • Entries other than a float, such as a truck or automobile, are permitted if applications are filed with the Fair Parade Chairman, but will not be judged for prizes.  Company logos may appear on these vehicles only as sponsors of entry.  Entries exclusively for advertising purposes will not be allowed.
  • All participants must have their line-up number posted to their group both front and back in 6” numbers.  Line-up number will be furnished when you are given your position in the parade.  This will be late in the week before the event, after the application deadline has passed.
  • For health and safety purposes the following must be observed:
    • No more than eight (8) persons on an entry other than a float, including the driver.
    • Absolutely no throwing of candy or other material from any vehicle in the parade. It is permissible to hand candy and material directly to those at the curb line.
    • If your group is performing in the parade and you need to stop several times during the parade to perform, be sure that your performance does not cause a backup of the units following you or leave a large space in the parade procession. Stops of 15 seconds or longer are excessive delay of the parade progress. Please keep our Parade moving—without GAPS
  • Please consider that this is a family-oriented event and all participants are expected to be costumed and present themselves to all ages of our viewing families.
  • There will be NO animals permitted in our parade.
  • Floats must be in their designated parade position no later than 5:00pm, Monday, October 16, 2023. All other entries must be in place by 9:30 am.
  • Winners in float competition will be notified after the parade by email.
  • Any group participating that has small children must have a vehicle directly behind their group to allow the children to ride when they get tired.  You may allow part of the children to ride while others are walking.  If your group of small children will not be able to walk the full-length parade route to College Plaza you may contact Charles Sheets for optional departure locations and make proper arrangements for pick up by the responsible adults.
  • Participants with small children must have a pickup vehicle at the end of the parade as well as within the parade.

Please remember that the main parade ends at College Plaza (the corner of Zetterower Avenue & Fair Road) and there will not be any sort of transportation provided to return to the starting point of the parade.  It is important that each participant knows and abides by the rules.  If you have any questions or need additional entry forms, please call Charles Sheets at 912-587-9232.