Parade Rules

  1. A $25 entry fee (per unit) must be paid at registration.
  2. Deadline for registration is August 7, 2017 or until we have 75 registrants (past years have seen over 100 entries).
  3. No late or on-site registrations will be accepted.
  4. No throwing or spraying of water. Do not throw anything that will melt to the pavement. (i.e. crayons)
  5. No throwing of candy from moving vehicles. However, people walking along the parade route may pass out candy.
  6. Limit of 2 units per business/organization.
  7. All groups that want to do demonstrations must be on a flatbed truck or trailer.
  8. No political units or flyers allowed. However, they may walk along the parade route to shake hands and greet constituents.

Parade Form

Download the 2017 Parade Registration form.

Parade Time

Wisconsin State Cow Chip & Festival Parade starts at NOON Saturday of Labor Day weekend.


Parade Route

The route begins at the intersection of Hemlock & Sycamore Street:

  • Go north on Sycamore Street and continue down until you reach Grand Avenue. Turn right onto Grand Avenue and continue down until Grand Avenue meets up with 1st Street.
  • Turn right onto 1st Street and continue south. Route ends at the intersection of 1st Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Click the link below to view the route, indicated in blue:

Google Maps Parade Route

For any questions please contact the Parade Coordinator via e-mail.