Iowa State Fair Parade Applications Available Now
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair invites all community groups, special interest clubs and businesses to join the fun during this year’s Iowa State Fair Parade. Iowa’s largest parade takes place Wednesday, August 9, and we are looking for entries to help us kick-off the 2017 Iowa State Fair, August 10-20.
Applications are available at www.iowastatefair.org/participate/parade or by contacting Tonya Cook at 515.262.3111 ext. 215 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry fee is $25 per entry, or $40 if postmarked after July 1. No entries will be accepted after July 15.
Entries will be judged and winners will receive plaques in each of the following categories: best use of Fair theme, best specialty group, most creative/original, Governor’s Cup (best overall marching band), marching band (by class), best performance, best horses and best drum line.
The parade will begin at 6:15 p.m. in downtown Des Moines on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Spectators will be able to watch an estimated 200 floats, animals, vehicles, novelty and performing units. Staging will take place at the State Capitol Complex. The route will be on Grand Avenue, with a detour to be announced as the parade approaches.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.