Come and join our parade! Join in the celebration!
The Oldtime Farming Festival Parade will be on Saturday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to join in or watch the excitement! This year’s theme is “Farmers: America’s Food Basket.”
All parade entries will stage at the Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 Columbus Road, Centerburg. Judging is from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. All entries for judging must check-in at the registration desk no later than 9:00 a.m. to pick up a judging number. We ask that all entries proceed to your designated row and park first. A person will be present to direct you to the proper row for your category. Once parked, one person needs to come to the registration table. Preregistration is encouraged. Preregistered participants also need to check in to receive a number if they want to be judged. If you do not want to be judged, come to the table anyway to register, if you haven’t, and state you do not wish to be judged. There is no charge to enter.
All animals will be staged on the high school parking lot, not on the grass behind the lot. Look for direction signs. Horse trailers are to go to the staging area by way of MS/HS entrance, not the Church of Christ entrance. Prepare for judging ASAP. All animal units will line up at 10:00 a.m. on the grass between the church and the school for the parade. All other entries will stage in the church parking lot and be prepared to stop for row staging instructions.
Winners will receive a ribbon before the parade and a plaque at the park after the opening ceremony following the parade.
The majority of the parade will be directed by a Sheriff’s Deputy to turn into Fred Wade’s field. Once units are in the field, they should return to the field entrance and exit onto the highway, turning whichever way is necessary. For those units going south on Route 3/36, turn right at Webb’s Marathon Station, stay on that street until you come to Clayton Street and turn right. Travel down Clayton until you come to Houck Street, turn left and continue to its end. You can only go left to Route 3, then turn right and continue on to the MS/HS parking lot.
Only the band and Marshal float, calliope, Quarters in the Sand, tractors that will be displayed in the park and a few others will be directed into the park. The rest will be directed into Fred Wade’s field. All parade entries will follow the direction of the Deputy directing this traffic.
Please mail registration form no later than September 10 to Oldtime Farming Festival Parade Committee, c/o Brenda R. Veltre, PO Box 729, Centerburg, OH 43011. If this isn’t possible, please come anyway and bring the form. The registration form can be printed from www.oldtimefarmingfestival.org. NO FORMS WILL BE MAILED. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text Parade Chairman Brenda Veltre at 740-398-9462 (cell).
ALL vehicles, floats, and machinery must have a slow-moving vehicle sign. We hope many folks can make this year’s parade as outstanding a success as last year’s.