Local Events For The Week of October 1 – October 7

Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:02 AM.

The Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Parade foes hand in hand with the Rodeo events. Thousands of spectators flood the streets of Bonifay on Friday and Saturday afternoon to view floats, queens, dignitaries, bands, ATV’s, wagon trains and hundreds of horses. The parade starts at the north end of Bonifay. All entries line-up at the Elementary School and winds around to Highway 79 in front of the Piggy Wiggly and travels south on Highway 79, turns right on Veterans Boulevard and ends in front of Memorial Field (rodeo arena). We are looking forward to a great year of fun filled activities.

Entry fees for the parade are as follows: business/political and all float contestants fees are $40; individual fees are $15 for one day or $20 for two days; ATV, Go-Cart and Motorcycles are $10 for one day and $15 for two days; horseback riders, horse drawn wagons and other animal friends are free.

A late charge of $5 is applied to you registration after Sept. 28. This also applies if you register the same day of the parade. Over the years the Rodeo Parade has sold thousands of beads that can be tossed out for spectators of all ages to catch. Beads may be purchased in advance by the case or at the Parade Registration Desk (While supplies last).

On Saturday the floats entered are judged in categories of: queen/king pageant; sports school civic, club/nonprofit; religious church spiritual; business organization political. Each category will pay $200 for first prize. If a division has 10 or more entries the second place will be awarded at $150 prize.

All participants must line-up at Bonifay Elementary School; west on Highway 177 A. entry numbers will be assigned each morning at the sign in table between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon. You must have your float/car/entry in position by Noon. Registration will end at Noon. Please do not wait until the last minute to get your vehicle parked in the line-up.

For more information call 547-4572.


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