DATES: Friday and Saturday, July 26 and July 27, 2019
LINE–UP: Line-up will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day. FLOATS and ANTIQUE VEHICLES will assemble by the First Stop Store, east of the railroad tracks on Hwy. 160. Drivers should remain with their entry in case it needs to be moved. BIKES, 3/4 WHEELERS, WALKERS, ETC., will assemble at the west end of Fullenwider Park by the Sugar Shack. HORSES/RIDERS will assemble between the convenience store and the Information Center. PLEASE – no horses in the area of floats and vehicles! Hwy. 160 closes at 9:00 a.m. and the line moves forward. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Be prepared to line up early and wait.
The parade route travels west on 1st Avenue (Hwy. 160), turns south on Davis Street, then turns east on 2nd Avenue and returns to Safeway.
ENTRY NUMBERS: Parade numbers will be issued when the entry form is returned to the Colorado Potato Administration Office, 1305 Park Avenue, Monte Vista. FAX 719-852-4684. Place the number on the left front (driver side) of your entry. Horse entry numbers are to be placed on the left side of your horse. Please secure all 4 corners so judges can identify your entry quickly. Entry numbers are not required for bands, entries not wanting to be judged, or entries not participating both days. Award winners will be announced Saturday.
DURING THE PARADES: NO group or individual may stop to perform or hold up the parade. All performances must be done while moving forward. Groups with small children must be able to keep up with the parade pace to avoid gaps. NO candy or trinkets may be thrown from your entry. Nothing can be SHOT from an entry. If you wish to hand out items, you must have walkers that walk along the edge of the street and distribute them. THESE RULES ARE IN PLACE FOR THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN WHO MAY RUN INTO THE STREET.