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Date: Sept 27, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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APPLICATIONS WILL START BEING ACCEPTED JULY 1.

Deadline will be August 31, 2024, 5:00 p.m. or until lineup is full. (85 ENTRIES MAX)


CHAIRPERSON: Nicole Watts

CO-CHAIR: Sharon Wiedenfeld and Connie Wehe

  • ANY QUESTIONS CAN BE EMAILED TO ccfaparade@gmail.com

NEW THIS YEAR!!

The Comal County Fair Parade is transitioning to an application-based system for the 2024 parade.

What this means for you:

  • Applications will be accepted starting July 1st, 2024.
  • The application process will close August 31st, 2024, or whenever we have reached our max entry limit of 85 entries, whichever comes first.
  • Any incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submittal of an application does not guarantee acceptance to the parade. Acceptance to participate is determined by the Comal County Fair Parade committee. The cause for non-acceptance does not have to be justified by the Comal County Fair Parade committee. A notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent out via email; at that time, you will receive instructions on how to submit payment. Please allow up to one week for an acceptance/non-acceptance response.

Submittal of an application acknowledges that you have read and agree to all guidelines and rules set forth by the Comal County Fair Parade committee.



Trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each of the listed judging categories.


ENTRY CATEGORIES:

Visiting towns and fairs

School organizations

Local organizations

Miscellaneous

Political

Marching units/bands

Commercial units


JUDGED CATEGORIES:

Visiting towns and fairs

School organizations

Local organizations

Businesses

The Comal County Fair Association and Parade Committee encourage all schools, local and area organizations, and businesses to participate.

COMAL COUNTY FAIR PARADE RULES

**No 18-wheelers will be allowed in the parade!!**

You will be assigned a line up number and a street location. Line up starts at 7:15 a.m.

1. Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. rain or shine on September 27, 2024.

2. Applications for the parade will start being accepted July 1, 2024.

3.Judging will begin at 7:45 a.m. Your entry must be in place, setup, and riders must remain in place until all judging is completed. Entries will not be judged if participants are not in place. You are responsible for notifying your groups of judging time.

4.Autos and large vehicles must be driven by a licensed driver. Small vehicles (mini-bikes, small tractors, etc.) must be operated by a person age 12 or older and accompanied by an adult.

5.Alcoholic beverages consumed by drivers or any participants before or during the parade are expressly forbidden. If a driver or participant is seen consuming alcohol while participating in the parade, it will result in immediate removal from parade formation and will affect future invitations.

6.No profanity or nudity may be displayed on the entry (this includes music, writing, signs, participant’s clothing, etc.)

7.For the safety of the children and spectators watching the parade, NOTHING may be thrown or handed out while on the parade route (gum, candy, flyers, etc.). Anyone breaking this rule will not be allowed to participate next year.

8.Parade participants are not permitted to leave vehicles, demonstrate in the street, stop, or slow the forward movement of the parade in any way. There are no exceptions.

9.When disbanding, units shall not block the flow of traffic for participants behind them.

10.Each youth group shall be represented by an adult supervisor who will be responsible for his/her group following all parade rules. Each group shall name a contact person. Names of supervisor or contact person must be submitted with application.

11.All car clubs wanting to participate will be limited to 4 vehicles and will move through the parade route 2 abreast. Multiple chapters of the same car club will not be allowed.

12.All horse groups must furnish their own pooper scooper. All horse riders must provide a coggins test with entry form.

13.All entries must be decorated.

14.Exceptions to these rules may be made only with the approval of the Parade Committee of the CCFA.

15.The Comal County Fair Association is very proud of its long-standing reputation for quality, family oriented entertainment, and therefore, the Parade Committee retains the right to refuse the entry of any float, unit, or individual not conforming to the high standards of the CCFA. Failure to comply with the parade rules may result in removal from the parade formation and will affect future invitations.

Please ask parents dropping off their child/children to refrain from driving down the line up streets. This is for the safety of all parade participants!

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Sept 27, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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