CHAIRPERSON: Nicole Watts
CO-CHAIR: Sharon Wiedenfeld and Connie Wehe
"Reflecting Back; Looking Forward:
Celebrating 125 Years"
Come help us celebrate our quasquicentennnial by entering your float in this year's parade! The parade will take place on September 28th, 2018 at 10:00 A.M., rain or shine. Our theme for this year's parade is "Reflecting Back; Looking Forward: Celebrating 125 Years." The theme is open to your interpretation. Pick an era, pick a decade; we want to see the decoration magic you have up your sleeve! Have a favorite memory of the Comal County Fair or the fair parade? Bring it to life and share it with us on your float. Help us make this year's parade one to remember!
Entry forms may be obtained at the fair office, downloaded, or register at the bottom of this page starting July 2.
Due to the ever-growing popularity of the parade and limited lineup space, the deadline for entries will be August 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. or until lineup space is full. NO ENTRIES whatsoever will be accepted after that time.
*ALL COMMERCIAL/BUSINESSES AND POLITICAL ENTRIES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A $125.00 MONEY ORDER OR CHECK AND ALL OTHER ENTRIES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A $25.00 MONEY ORDER OR CHECK PAYABLE TO THE COMAL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR ANY REASON.
Trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each of the listed judging categories.
Visiting towns and fairs
Visiting towns and fairs
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!!** All vehicles used must not exceed the weight limit to cross the Comal River Bridge.(Gross 20,000 lbs. axle or tandem 12,500 lbs.)
You will be assigned a line up number and a street location. Line up starts at 7:30 a.m.
1. Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. rain or shine on September 28, 2018.
2.Entries for the parade will be accepted from July 2, 2018 to August 31, 2018 at 5p.m. or until lineup space is full. NO ENTRIES whatsoever will be accepted after that time.
3.Judging will begin at 8:30 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. Disbanding will be in Prince Solms Park.
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.
16. An information contact point will be set up at the corner of San Antonio and Santa Clara streets between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for your convenience and to answer any questions.
Please ask parents dropping off their child/children to refrain from driving down the line up streets (Santa Clara St., Willow St., Sycamore St., and Cross St.). This is for the safety of all parade participants!
The parade route runs down San Antonio Street beginning at Santa Clara and ending at Liberty Street.