The theme for this year’s parade is “RICH IN TRADITION”
The Board of Directors would like to extend a special invitation to you to take part in the Saturday morning street parade. Our parade will start at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 7th.
To participate in the parade please fill out entry form below by Friday, July 30th 2021 at 5:00 p.m. For those entries wishing to be judged please mark the “Yes” box on the entry form and enclose the $20 entry fee. Any entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Judging for entries will consider all entry types; commercial and non-commercial floats, antique cars and tractors, riding clubs, bands, and unpaid entertainment. Judged entries will be evaluated on creativity, exhibiting the theme, originality, appearance and use of music. We encourage all participants building floats to create unique and creative floats to help us represent the tradition of the XIT Rodeo and Reunion as well as this year’s parade theme “Rich in Tradition”.
Once entries are received you will be assigned an entry number. These numbers can be picked up from the Chamber of Commerce on or before Friday, August 6th before 2:00 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your number from the Chamber of Commerce, numbers will be available on Saturday morning during the parade lineup. Parade lineup will begin on Denver Ave. and will continue east on Texas Blvd. Numerous Past Directors will be donating their time to get you staged in your designated area so look for the white shirts. Staging will begin at 8:30 a.m.
As always awards will be given out at the announcers stand between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday during the barbeque. 1st place will be awarded $250, 2nd place will be awarded $175 and 3rd place will be awarded $150. Plaques will also be awarded for Best Antique Car and Tractor, Best Youth Rider as well as for the Riding Club that traveled the furthest to be a part of this historic event.
Please complete your entry form online and return it to us as early as possible. The sooner you can send in your entry form the sooner we can start staging this exciting event.