Gemuetlichkeit Days Parade

Parade Rules and Information

Gemuetlichkeit Days Parade Rules and Information

Parade Rules & Information – Please read the following and share it with all of your parade entrants/participants

  1. All participants agree to hold Gemuetlichkeit Days Inc., the Board of Directors and agents of the organization harmless for any and all damages from participation in the Gemuetlichkeit Days parade or related activities. This agreement is implied by the return of the entry sheet.  Judged unit should display entry number on driver’s side of unit for judges to see. 

  2. No one shall throw candy or any other objects onto the street or into the crowd. Children will run into the street after these items and could be injured. Please walk the curb line to hand out items or information. Any unit that does not follow this rule will be removed from the parade. 

  3. The theme for the parade is “Lindenwurzeln, Festfreude, Gemeinschaftsgeist!” (Linden Roots, Festival Joy, Spirit of Community!) . Decorating to this theme can add points to your score. Vehicles used to tow need not be decorated. You must be able to maintain a fast walking pace to avoid spacing problems.

  4. Advertising is allowed, but it should not be the only decoration or theme of a judged entry. A float may have a sponsor’s name on it. Banners ahead of the float or tow vehicle are allowed.

  5. This parade is for the entertainment of the crowd. Please do not try to make a controversial message or point with your entry. You are allowed to distribute handouts in an orderly manner at the curb. Please do not force people to take or read your material. The editorial page of the newspaper is better for this activity.

  6. The Jefferson Police require that you be in your line up spot by 11:15 AM . If you are not in your spot, the police will not let you in. This is required to control the flow of traffic before the parade and to clear the parade route. Please do not ask to arrive late. We can do nothing to change this requirement.

  7. Confirmation of entry forms is not sent out. If you enter on time you are in the parade. Line up numbers and maps will be sent out a week
  8. before the parade. We will also have volunteers in the area who can assist you.

  9. Be sure to include the length of your unit on the entry form so we can give you enough room in the start up area. We have very little shade and no water available for animals. We also ask that you shovel up after the animals in the set up area & parade route.

  10. The completion of the parade is when you turn off of Highway 18 (E Racine St) onto Wilson Street. NO units will be allowed to load up or dismantle on Wilson Street. Please turn onto Milwaukee Street, Dodge Street or proceed ahead to Linden Drive (Stoppenbach Park) to unload. Please comply with parade official direction.

  11. Winners will be notified by email and your prize money will be mailed to you the week following the parade.

Have a good time and enjoy the Gemuetlichkeit Days Parade. Your cooperation will make our job easier and mean more fun for all involved. Please, no alcohol in view on the parade route. We ask that you pick up any trash and stay off public property. We will have porta potties at two locations for your use.  They are marked on the line up map.                                        

The Parade Committee:
Sherry Gruennert, Chairperson
920-723-2835 or E-Mail

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