Everyone's Favorite Parade



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.


Umbrella Organization

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


We Can't Wait To See Your Community Spirit!


If you are a sponsor of $1000 or more with a free parade entry, please contact us to enter your parade entry, or use this alternative form

Business/Organization Info

Person In Charge Of Entry & Vehicle Pass

Alternative Contact

Entry Details

Each entry must be family friendly. Parade entries can only include activities that do not have legal or age restrictions. Excluded activities include but are not limited to smoking, vaping and alcohol consumption.

Check all that apply to your entry. Each parade entry is allowed ONE motorized vehicle, such as a car, truck, truck pulling a trailer, van, etc.

Entry Type
Will you have Music
Total # Of Vehicles
Parade Entry Fee Options

If you are a sponsor of $1000 or more with a free parade entry, please contact us to enter your parade entry, or use this alternative form

The parade application is currently unavailable.