When

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Where

Main Street Wauchula 
Wauchula, FL 33873  

 
 

Contact

Jessica Turner 
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce 
863-773-6967 

director@hardeecc.com

 

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ENTRY FEES: based on entry timeframe & membership. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 
  • TITLE: $1,500 - 6 ENTRIES (to be used or donated to other non-profits at sponsor discretion) - Opening walking banner as 2019 Title Sponsor / 1st Staging Prominent VIP parade positioning / Company logo included on ALL promotional materials for 1 year / Social media highlight as sponsor / Multiple recognitions during the parade by emcee / LIVE stream recognition. 
  • SILVER: $500 - 3 ENTRIES (to be used or donated to other non-profits at sponsor discretion) - Prominent walking banner w/ logo / 2nd Staging Prominent VIP parade positioning / Company logo included on Chamber newsletter / website for one year. Opening verbal recognition at the start of the parade
  • BRONZE: $250 - 1 ENTRY (to be used or donated to other non-profits at sponsor discretion). Prominent walking banner w/ logo / Preferred Parade positioning of choice / Company logo included on Chamber newsletter during duration of Christmas Season. Opening verbal recognition at the start of the parade. 
ENTRY FEE ONLY (non-sponsorship)
  • Before 10/26/18: $35 (Chamber Members) / $85 (Non-Members) 
  • After 10/26/18: $50 (Chamber Members) / $100 (Non-Members) 
  • After 11/23/18: $65 (Chamber Members) / $115 (Non-Members) 
  • FREE ENTRY for all Chamber Partnerships (bronze level and above). 

For Membership Levels & Benefits CLICK HERE!!! 

RULES & REGULATIONS: 

  • Entries must pertain to the holiday theme and/or the theme "A Patriotic Christmas" 
  • Because this is an evening parade, lights are REQUIRED on all floats or pulled units. 
  • No Santa's. Only helpers allowed. 
  • No walking vendors along parade route.  
  • Entries with animals must provide their own clean up during the line up and along the parade route. For safety of the spectators, all animals must be accompanied by a walking chaperone. 
  • No alcohol or tobacco allowed. 
  • Banner and flashlights are required to precede float. 
  • At least 2 walkers are required beside each float.
  • Please have at least 1 adult assigned to every 20 children. Children must be accompanied at all times.
  • No bull whips permitted.
  • Must be at least 16 years old to operate any motorized vehicle.
  • For safety of children, candy or other items may not be thrown from any vehicle but should be handed out by people walking in the parade. 
  • Field will be available from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm for set up. All participants are required to be in position no later than 4:30 pm.
  • Immediately following the parade, participants  must have a representative at the judging stand for award presentations. 
  • Early registration deadline is FRIDAY, OCT. 26th. Late registration deadline is FRIDAY, NOV. 23rd. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED 3 DAYS PRIOR TO PARADE. 
  • In the event of severe weather, the parade will be rescheduled for Saturday, December 9th. 
  • Any additional information will be communicated via email from the Primary contact listed on the left.