One of the most visible parts of the Peach Festival is the Parade which begins Saturday August 17, 2013 at 9am. Please read the information below carefully and then fill out your entry form at the bottom of this page. Applications must be submitted no later than July 31, 2013.
PARTICIPANT ARRIVAL TIME: No later than 7:45am at Meredith Middle School on Broad Street, Middletown. Go directly to the volunteer in a bright colored shirt. He will direct you to Lot A, B or C and you will be told your number in the line-up. Pay careful attention to who is in front of you and who is in back of you.
PARADE START TIME: The first unit will move at 9:00am sharp. No unit will proceed until the police department is in place and they have given the okay to start.
PARADE ROUTE: The parade will proceed left onto Broad Street to Cochran Square to perform, then right onto Main Street and right onto Catherine Street. The parade will disband at Silver Lake. The parade should be over by 10:00am.
PERFORMING ENTRANTS: Entrants who are performing at Cochran Square (at the intersection of Broad and Main Streets) must keep their performance to 2 minutes. You must be ready to perform when you reach the intersection. There will be no stopping for setting up. Music should have been given to the DJ prior to line-up. It should be clearly marked.
Winners of trophies will be announced between 12:00 and 1:00pm. The trophies will be with the DJ and can be picked up there. If you are unable to get your trophy the day of the event, we will try to reach you the following day.
- Best of Show
- Best Marching Unit (Non-Performing) – Adult
- Best Marching Unit (Non-Performing) – Youth
- Best Marching Unit (Performing) – Adult
- Best Marching Unit (Performing) – Youth
- Best Float
- Best Equestrian Unit
- Best Antique Vehicle
- Best Classic Vehicle
- Best Antique Tractor
- Crowd Appeal
- Peach Theme
Winners will be announced at Cochran Square between 12:00 and 1:00pm. Winners not present will be notified by phone or email.