The Parade Committee requests this application be filled out completely and with an accompanying photo of your unit to help determine your acceptance, placement in the parade, and for use by the media in their extensive coverage of the parade. Any changes made after approval of application must be submitted to the Parade Committee for final acceptance. The deadline for receipt of entry applications is June 1, 2017. Any entries received after that date will be viewed by the Parade Committee at their discretion. Thank You!
Commercial Entry Fee: $300.00 (Commercial businesses based outside of Frankenmuth) Commercial Entry Fee: $50.00 (All other parade participants) *please see exemptions
A check for the full amount must accompany this application.
RELEASE/WAIVER OF LIABILITY In consideration of our entry in the 2017 Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival Parade, we hereby release the sponsorship group from any and all liability or any and all injuries or damages whatsoever arising from our participation in the aforementioned parade, including traveling to and from said event.
For more information please contact us at:firstname.lastname@example.org, (248) email@example.com
All units should stay no more or less than 25 feet from the unit before them. Your cooperation will be appreciated by the parade committee and the viewing public. The Parade Marshal will help with proper spacing. Keep a forward movement at all times, even if a television camera/reporter approaches. They will walk along side your unit.
To qualify as a float, an entry must be skirted and all objects on it must be completely decorated in floral sheeting or equivalent. Your float must display good taste.
The maximum height allowed for any unit will be 12 feet. Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the parade committee. The maximum width allowed for any unit will be 22 feet.
Personnel walking with a float must be in costume and appropriate to the theme of the Bavarian Festival Parade. When in doubt, wear German-style attire. The number of people who ride the float may be limited for safety reasons.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE CONSUMED OR DISPLAYED DURING THE PARADE!
DISTRIBUTION OR THROWING OF CANDY, SAMPLES, COUPONS, LEAFLETS, PAMPHLETS, BALLOONS OR ANY OTHER ITEM WILL NOT BE ALLOWED!
NO SHOOTING OF CANNONS OR GUNS AT ANY TIME!
SHOOTING WATER OR ANY OTHER LIQUID WILL NOT BE ALLOWED!
Every float must be equipped with a Class ABC fire extinguisher.
All Queens, Princesses, etc. MUST BE accompanied by a float or appropriate vehicle.
All horse units MUST PROVIDE a clean-up crew.
All vehicles must be clean and in good running condition. Vehicles that do not meet the standards of the committee will not be in the parade.
Only SEATED, elected officials INVITED by the Parade Committee will be allowed to participate in the parade.
The parade committee reserves the right to change or waive any of the above rules on a case-by-case basis. The committee reserves the right to reject any entry that is not in good taste or in the best interest and spirit of the Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED each entrant bring their own water for both people and animals.
AWARD WINNERS: After judging you will be notified should your entry receive an award. Winners will be provided a category banner for display during the parade. Award banners need to be returned to a volunteer at the end of the parade route.
BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!