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Grand Parade

Parade Day Info for Participants

Parade check in begins at 7:00am at one of our two check in locations as noted below, however, all entries will need to be checked in by 9:15am to allow us time to finish staging the parade prior to the 10:00am start time.

---All Equestrian entries will need to report directly to the area in front of the old Fruitland Elementary School at the corner of Vineyard and Garfield. You will proceed to line up from that location and return to the same location after the parade.

---All Other Entries are to proceed to 8th and Dayton by way of 10th Avenue. Volunteers will be at 8th and Dayton to assist you in completing the check in process. This is the only entrance, as all other entrances will be blocked for staging.

All groups should arrive together for check-in. The parade is scheduled to start at 10:00am sharp in downtown Kennewick. All Entries will need to have their entry number placed on the left front of your entry. This allows the judges to identify each entry and allows the announcers along the parade route to properly identify your entry as you pass.

Please pay close attention to the distance between yourself and the entry in front of you to minimize gaps longer than 20 feet between entries.

Parade Judging Times

This year's judging times will be as follows:
8:00am - Floats
8:30am - Queens & Courts
9:00am - Dance/Drill/Cheer
9:15am - Car Clubs
9:30am - Community/Non-Profit/Commercial
9:45am - Equestrian

Info for Parade Viewers

The Benton-Franklin Fair & Rodeo would be honored with your participation in this year’s Grand Parade celebrating our wonderful community. The parade will be in Kennewick, Washington, on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 at 10 a.m.

You can participate or bring your lawn chair and settle in for the show. You don't want to miss this parade! It's the best around!

The Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo would like to thank First United Methodist Church for graciously offering parade goers requiring handicap parking the use of their parking lot.

Online Registration

2020 Grand Parade Registration

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Parade starts at 10am

Personal Information

Parade Publicity Information

(if different from organization)
(if applicable)
(to be read by announcer during parade)
(Director, Queen, Drum Major, etc.)
Do you want your entry to be judged?

Parade Entry Specs

Type of Vehicle

Type of Entry

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  • The Benton-Franklin Fair Parade Committee reserves the right to remove from the parade, either prior to assembly, at assembly, or any time during the parade, any entrant refusing to follow directions of police or parade committee officials/volunteers.
  • All entrants must be approved by the parade committee prior to the start of the parade.
  • Alcoholic beverages are forbidden on any float or vehicle or on the person of any participant.
  • No profanity is allowed along the parade route.
  • No pamphlets, fliers or selling of items along the parade route.
  • No discharging of firearms or simulated type of noise or fireworks is allowed.
  • Forward motion must always be maintained.
  • All entries are required to have insurance and testify to this by signing the application form. Insurance must be presented if requested.
  • All entries will be notified of staging areas in confirmation letter.
  • The Benton Franklin Fair will not provide transportation for dignitary entries.

  • Maximum dimensions for floats: 16' W x 13' H x 60' L
  • Towing hitches shall be easily accessible and of sufficient strength to tow the float at all times.
  • Driver must have two means of escape.
  • Each float driver must have a valid driver's license, not be under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other incapacitating drug, legal or otherwise, and must have good vision.
  • The float must have good brakes and fire extinguishers available.
  • The Fire Marshall may review all floats for safety.

  • No stallions.
  • Any rider showing inability to control their horse will be removed from the parade

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GESA Credit Union
Port of Kennewick
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