Arkansas Valley Fair 
 
YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE  
140th Annual Arkansas Valley Fair Parade 
 FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017 AT 10AM. 
 
OUR THEME THIS YEAR IS  "Country Pride...........Valley Wide" A PANEL OF JUDGES WILL JUDGE ENTRIES 
IN THE COMPETITION ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: 
CONFORMITY OF THEME, APPEARANCE, CREATIVENESS, PERFORMANCE, FORMATIONS AND UNIQUENESS.  
PRIZES AWARDED AS FOLLOWS
 
 CASH PRIZES                                                               AWARDS 
             Youth                                                                      Lions Club Choice 
                        Non Profit                                                               Parade Marshall’s Choice 
     Commercial                                                            Judges Choice 
      Riding Club                                                             Mayor’s Choice 
                                                                                                “ Sweepstakes Winners” 
 
PLEASE READ.................OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS 
ENTRIES WILL NOT BE GIVEN A CONFIRMATION OR LINE-UP NUMBER~~~~~~NO FEE 
 
1. For the safety of parade spectators we request (A)  DO NOT THROW candy or any other item from your parade entry. Please distribute these by a person walking the sideline area. (B) DO NOT DISCHARGE firearms from your parade entry. YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM BEING JUDGED. 
2. Each entry shall exercise all precautions for the safety of others and shall be responsible for their own animal, float, vehicle, etc…..i.e. keeping entry in order and under control and repsonsible for cleanup after your animal in your staging area and unloading area. 
3. The driver of the entry must be available AT ALL TIMES to move the unit in the event of an emergency or relocation. 
4. ALL ENTRIES-Marching Groups, Horses, Shrine, Commercial Entries, Buses, Machinery, etc. are to report to their staging area NO LATER THAN 9am. And report to the parade officials(Rocky Ford Lions Club members). Riding Groups and Animal Entries are to meet at the south end of Main Street just west on Washington Ave. 
5. Motorized vehicles without floats and Politicians meet at the south toward Washington Ave. between 12th Street and Main Street facing West. 
6. All floats line up on Hopkins Ave. facing West........ 
7. ALL BANDS are to meet at the South end of Main Street (play park hill) report to their staging area at 9:30am.(unload at the Rocky Ford High School west Washington Ave. on the hill.) 
8. Parade will start at the south end of Main Street at 10am. All entries will be expected to keep their proper position throughout the parade and follow the designated route. 
9. All Horse and Riding group entries meet at West Washington Ave. reporting to their staging area at 9:30am. DO NOT PARK OR UNLOAD ON PRIVIATE PROPERTY, PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR ANIMALS. 
10. CASH AWARDS AND TROPHY WINNERS will be announced during the opening of the Arkansas Valley the Ranch Sorting and also will be posted at the fair and ticket office. Awards may be picked up at the FAIR OFFICE until Saturday, August 19. AWARDS that are not picked up will be mailed to the address listed on the entry form. Please stop by and pick your award up. Thank you.  
 
SALLY COPE * AVF MANAGER / PARADE DIRECTOR 
P.O. Box 188, Rocky Ford, CO 81067 (719) 254-7723 
email: avf@arkvalleyfair.com 
 
ARKANSAS VALLEY FAIR PARADE 
 
ENTRY FORM / online registration deadline is August 10, 2017 
 
THEME 
"Country Pride..........Valley Wide" 
 
 
 
Name of Organization:    
Contact Person:    
Phone Number:    
Address:    
City, State, Zip:     
Email:    
 DO NOT THROW CANDY FROM YOUR VEHICLE YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM BEING JUDGED. 
 
Title of Entry (If Appropriate):    
Check Type of Entry: 
 Bicycle 
 Float 
 Horses 
 Marching Group 
 Vehicle 
 Other 
 
Background Information on Organization: 
 
 
Please choose appropriate class: 
 Commercial 
 Non-Profit 
 Riding Club 
 Youth Division 
 
******If you are using a yahoo or hotmail account please just send an email with the above information as this site is web based and we will not receive your application. Or you can save this information and e-mail as an attachment.    E-mail address    avf@arkvalleyfair.com 
Thank you 
 
     By submitting this entry you are agreeing to follow the Official Rules and Regulations