The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. Participants must arrive by 1:00 p.m. Vehicles not in the parade are asked to park away from the parade starting location. All entries should report to a parade official on Avery Street near the Avery Street Recreation Center. The travel route is Garner Road to New Rand Rd to Main Street back to Avery Street for dispersal. Due to safety concerns the Garner Fire-Rescue Department requires that all parade participants not leave the floats at any time or place, except when making a complete stop at the end of the parade route.
The Deadline for all entries is September 15, 2017. Late entries will be added if room is available. No entries will be accepted after September 22nd.
All Drivers must be Eighteen years of age or older.
The parade speed will be set by parade officials. Maintain 20 feet between each unit. You may not stop at any point during the parade unless directed by police or parade officials stationed along the parade route.
Parade officials and Garner Police officers will be located throughout the route. Follow their instructions at all times.
Vehicles must pull floats or carry participants. Please have your vehicle in good running condition and with ample fuel.
Signs should be printed and decorated in large readable print. Remember that viewers will be approximately 20 feet away.
Absolutely no throwing of candy or other objects from moving vehicles. Participants may walk along and hand out candy or other items.
No tobacco products shall be used by any participant.
For safety reasons, cheerleading squads must remain on the vehicle; no stunting or acrobatics are allowed.
No suggestive music or dancing will be tolerated