PARADE ENTRY FORM - Dayton Chamber of Commerce

Tennessee Strawberry Festival 69th Annual Parade
“Strawberries in Candyland” - PARADE ENTRY FORM
PERSON(S) RIDING IN PARADE/*ORGANIZATION/*BUSINESS (Your parade number will be listed next to this name):
____________________________________________________________________________________________
*This is a non-profit company/organization
Yes
No ~~~~~ 501(C) 3 has been provided
Yes
No
ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________________________________
CITY: _________________________________________________STATE:__________ZIP:_________________________
TELEPHONE: _________________________CONTACT PERSON: ____________________________________________
TYPE OF ENTRY
& NUMBER OF UNITS
___Vehicle(S)
___Marching Band
___Wagon
___Walking Group
___Bicycle
___Motor Cycle(S)
___Float
___Horse(S)
___Other, Please Describe____________________________________________________
ALL ENTRIES SHOULD RELATE TO THE THEME AND STRAWBERRIES!
The Master of Ceremonies will read the description to the spectators as you pass the reviewing stand. PLEASE
TYPE or PRINT the description of the entry CLEARLY. (*What you write here will be read during the parade).
*DESCRIPTION:______________________________________________________________________________________
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ENTRY FEE:
$25 PER UNIT, -1 entry $25
2 entries $25 + $20 for a total of $45
3 entries $25 + $20 + $10 for a total of $55
4 entries $25 + $20 + $10 + $5 for a total of $60
each additional entry after 4 will be $5 each. So of you have 5 it will be $65,
6 will be $70, 7 will be $75 and so on.
(Fee waved for non-profit organization
FLOATS only)
All entries must be received in the Festival office NO LATER THAN Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
All Fees must be included with the application.
Mail or bring to:
Tennessee Strawberry Festival Parade
c/o Dayton Chamber of Commerce
107 Main Street
Dayton, TN 37321
Parade Date: Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 P.M. -- Line up: 10:30- 11:00 A.M. on Hwy 30 W.
Parade number assignments to be posted on the door of the
Rhea County Welcome Center on the evening of Friday, May 6th, DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE FOR PARADE NUMBERS
Rules and Regulations Governing the 69th Annual
Tennessee Strawberry Festival Parade
The following rules are designed for the safety of the public, orderly control of the parade and with the specific goal of providing
entertainment.
1. WATER GUNS, PISTOLS, SUPER SOAKERS, CANNONS, BALLOONS OR ANY OTHER TYPE
OF WATER ITEM IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
2.
Participants may include any pageant winner, political official, manufacturers, retailers, religious groups, civic and community
groups, military, school, or entertainment groups and organizations. However, any group or organization must have been in
existence for six (6) months prior to application.
3.
Participants in the parade shall be allowed to advertise to the extent of signs and handbills showing their identity, groups or
affiliations, items manufactured (excluding price) and other related matters to identify the participant. However, participant will
in no way be allowed to deliver a message or advertisement except to the extent set out above.
4.
Any special event such as helicopter rides, balloon ascensions, eating contests, plays, sports tournaments, etc., shall be able to
advertise the time, place, and admission price of such an event in the parade provided such event is sanctioned by the TSF.
5.
No person, group, organization, or any member of the parade will be allowed to stop along the parade route unless directed by
the chairman of the parade or his duly appointed subordinates. Distance between units shall not exceed 100 to 300 feet.
Disregard of this rule shall result in disqualification from judging or removal from the parade. Decision of the Marshall is final.
6. All horses MUST have their OWN “clean up crew” behind them during the parade. Any horse or
group of horses that do not have their “cleaning crew” will not be allowed in the parade and will not
receive a refund of their parade entry fee. The Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee
Strawberry Festival Committee, and/or any branch of law enforcement shall have the right to ask
any unruly, unstable or out of control animal to be removed from the parade. This action may take
place at anytime before or during the parade. ALL horses will be placed at the end of the parade no
matter when you register.
7.
Qualifying participants wishing to participate in the parade shall apply at the Dayton Chamber of Commerce in Dayton,
Tennessee, no later than 4:00pm on May 4, 2016. The appropriate application fee shall be paid at the time the application is submitted for
each entry.
8.
Bobtail tractors ONLY. No tractor trailers allowed (18-wheelers).
9. No article such as candy, etc. shall be thrown into the crowd along the parade route from the vehicles in
the parade. Items can be distributed by walking participants, THIS IS A CHILD SAFTY ISSUE.
10. No alcoholic beverages are allowed during the line-up or along the parade route.
11. It is understood that after each qualifying participant is accepted for parade entry, they shall be under control of the chairman of
the Tennessee Strawberry Festival Parade and agrees to follow his/her directions.
12. The Dayton Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to not allow any participant in the parade for whatever reason.
13. No open flames.
Every applicant shall be in receipt of these rules and be put on notice that they may be excluded from the parade at any time, if any of
the above rules are not followed and/or they do not meet the qualifying criteria for parade participation.
A Review Board will evaluate applications for final decisions. Review Board decision is final.
Applicant Signature
Parade Date: Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 P.M. -- Line up: 10:30- 11:00 A.M. on Hwy 30 W.
Parade number assignments to be posted on the door of the
Rhea County Welcome Center on the evening of Friday, May 6th,
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE CHAMBER OFFICE FOR PARADE NUMBERS.
Tennessee Strawberry
Festival Parade
Floats are judged
AND
judging takes place on the
parade route beginning at
11:30am.
(if you want to be judged, you must have your float and people ready at that time)
(Prizes may take up to 30 days to be awarded.)