Everyone's Favorite Parade
SATURDAY / SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 @ 10AM
The Beaverdale Fall Festival’s parade and its participants represent our small-town tradition that we embrace as it makes our festival unique and charming. It offers surrounding businesses, organizations, and schools the chance for everyone to be in the spotlight and allows them the opportunity to share their talents, brands, and personalities with the entire community. We cherish this tradition and are grateful for everyone that offers their support and participation.
Rules & Regulations
The Festival is not responsible for any injuries that occur to any parade participant, loss or damage to any entry by reason of weather, fire, accident, theft or any other cause. The Festival reserves the right to ask any participant to leave or remove an entry that is disruptive to the parade or in violation of Parade rules. CLICK HERE to see Frequently Asked Questions.
> All entries are $60 unless included as part of a sponsorship package. No refunds.
> The parade will go on rain or shine. The parade is only canceled due to severe or dangerous weather.
> Each entity, whether profit or nonprofit, is required to pay a parade entry fee.
> If an umbrella organization has an entry in the parade, they pay $60
> If an affiliate of an organization wants to be in the parade, they must pay $60 for their own entry.
ABC School District
National Political Party
Holy Lord Church
Smith Elementary School
Senator John Doe or Candidate Jane Doe
Holy Lord Church Youth Group
> Complete and submit the ONLINE application and payment.
> Both your application and payment must be received by Wednesday, September 8th in order for your entry to be placed in the lineup. Absolutely no exceptions.
> You will receive an email confirmation once your entry has been received; you will be contacted if there are any questions or concerns about your entry
> If you have not received an email registration confirmation by September 8th, email BFFPARADE@GMAIL.COM or call Terri at 515-229-0900. Email Terri with any changes to your entry that occur after your application is submitted.
> Only one motorized vehicle per entry; must be driven by an adult. No exceptions
> No animals are allowed except dogs and cats, as long as they are on leashes. You are expected to clean up after your animals.
> No one is permitted to solicit or accept donations before, during or after the parade.
LOGISTICS BEFORE THE PARADE
> The parade line up will be posted online by mid-week so that you can plan your arrival time accordingly.
> Staging is in the north parking lot of Franklin Jr. High on the west side of 48th St. between Hickman & Franklin.
> The parade starts at 10AM, goes south on 48th St. to Franklin, east on Franklin to Beaver, then north on Beaver.
LOGISTICS AFTER THE PARADE
> The parade officially ends at Beaver and Euclid.
> Vehicles connected with large groups, like bands, should wait near Iowa Realty on Beaver
> Vehicles in the parade usually exit the parade route by continuing north on Beaver to Douglas.
ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN
> Arrive at the staging area between 8 and 9:30 am, depending on your place in the line up. The first entry leaves the intersection of 48th & Franklin at 10 am; the last entry will leave First Federated about 11:15 am.
> Those placed at the beginning of the parade, including dignitaries and banner carriers, should arrive at the staging area no later than 9 am. Many people arrive early even if they know they are placed toward the back of the parade because they enjoy hanging out in the parking lot and visiting with the other entries. If you can't decide when to show up, come at 9 am.
PLEASE SEE PARADE F&Qs FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING:
> CLICK HERE for more FAQs information
> If you're driving a vehicle in the parade
> If you're not driving a vehicle in the parade, but need to drive yourself to the staging area
> If you're being dropped off