PARADE: The parade will begin at the South Fremont High School parking lot and travel south on Bridge Street to Third North; then turn east traveling around Horsey Park; then south on Fifth East for one block to First North; then west crossing Bridge Street passing the Fremont County Courthouse; to Fifth West then turn north to Fourth North; then east to First West; then north back to the high school parking lot where it will disband.
· Date: Saturday, July 23.
· Start time: 10:30 a.m.
Parade Rules and Judging information
Entries for the Fremont County Pioneer Days parade in St. Anthony are due by Tuesday, July 12 if they are to be guaranteed a spot in the line-up and to qualify for judging.
Categories for the entries are major floats, novelty floats, band, drill or dance teams, horses, student organizations or cheer teams, antique vehicles, horse-drawn carriages, clowns, bicycles, posses, child’s entries and commercial. Commercial entries will again this year be charged a $25 entry fee.
Floats will be judged heavily on their representation of the parade theme. This year’s theme is, “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.” They will also be judged on the quality of workmanship, general eye appeal, and originality. Some consideration will be given to the clever use of moving parts and music or sound. The top ranking floats are most often very colorful and use a clever slogan or representation of the theme. Floats can be any size, but the larger the float, the more competitive it will be to win. The average float is 24 feet long. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three floats.
Novelty floats are less elaborate and use fewer materials. Novelty floats could include decorated vehicles, wagons, handcarts, etc. Adherence to the theme is less important than in the major float category.
Drill and dance teams are judged along the parade route. Equal consideration is given to the group appearance, smiling, coordination of the members, and technique. Some consideration is given to choice of music and ability of the group to move forward along the parade route. Local dance talent will judge teams.
Marching bands will be judged along the parade route. A band cannot be considered for this category if riding in or on a vehicle. They must be marching. Bands will be judged on appearance and musical ability. Some consideration is given to choice of music and ability of the group to move forward along the parade route. Bands that wish to ride in the parade are welcome, but will not be judged.