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Patriotic & Peachy Parade

Register for the Peachy and Patriotic Parade at the Lexington County Peach Festival. Find tips for a great parade entry and more!

 

Peachy & Patriotic Parade Registration

Welcome to the Peach Parade registration page! Please review the tips for a great parade entry below before submitting your parade application! Remember, we are celebrating our 60th year in 2018! Help us put on a memorable parade!

Tips for a Great Parade Entry

When considering your parade entry, keep in mind you are helping put on an amazing show! More 30,000 people attend our event every year -- and a large portion of our guests come for the parade! Entries may be historical, humorous, or modern in design, so long as they are in good taste. Those planning entries should remember that this is a family event that a large part of the audience will be children. 

Consider the following:

  • Create visual interest!
    • make something larger than life (DIY design Ideas on Pinterest!)
    • do something unexpected (let's say... a camel drinking Mountain Dew, or a magician showing off their skills)
    • perform in a live act (a garage band performing on a float)
    • rent a professionally decorated float to showcase your organization
    • line your vehicle with a patriotic and peachy flair
  • Don't forget the noise! 
    • live music from a band or vocalist
    • music playing patriotic tunes through large speakers
  • It's ok to be generous!
    • hand out promotional gifts from your organization (ex. wristbands, bouncy balls, flyers, koozies)
    • give out candy during the parade (remember, items can't be thrown from the entry, but can be handed out along the route)
    • coupons, flyers, or stickers can also help promote your business
  • It's a family event!
    Remember:
    • perform courteously
    • entries must be in good taste
    • safety is priority at all times

Judging & Awards

New this year: All parade entries will be considered for awards! Participants will be reviewed with the following in mind:

  • execution of the theme -- Peaches, Patriotism, and Diamonds (for our 60th Anniversary)
  • originality of design
  • use of color and special effects
  • spectator appeal
  • and use of peaches, patriotism and diamonds or their likeness.

The judges will make every effort to select winners from registered entrants by 10:00 a.m. Judging will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00a.m. Music/live acts will be judged
throughout the parade.

Awards

Awards will be given as follows: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbon for each category and
special ribbons for high point division winners. There are no cash prizes.

 
 

Parade Application

Please complete the application form only after reading the Parade Guidelines. By applying to participate in the Patriotic and Peach Parade, you agree to abide by all regulations set by the Lexington County Peach Festival. The deadline to apply is June 20, 2018.

Who is the party that will be represented in the parade entry?
Address of Individual or Business *
Address of Individual or Business
Contact Person *
Contact Person
Contact Phone *
Contact Phone
Ex. Float, Band, Car, Walking Unit, Etc.
Parade Guidelines *
The Lexington County Peach Festival Parade Committee and the Festival Officials reserve the right to remove any participant not adhering to the Parade Rules and Regulations, or found to be performing activities not in keeping with Festival traditions.
Participants Release *
In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, release and discharge the sponsors and operator of the Peach Festival and their agents and employees from any and all claims for damages suffered as the result of my participation in or traveling to or from the said event. I specifically release and discharge said operators and sponsors from all injuries or damages arising from any negligence on my part or any negligence that may occur based upon my physical fitness or my willingness to participate in such event. I also give my permission for the free use of my name and pictures in any broadcast, telecast or other written account of the event. I understand that the Lexington County Peach Festival and/or anyone connected with it shall be harmless from any and all losses, known damages, injuries, causes of action, or judgments by any parties that may occur.