Fannin County Fair Parade slated Oct. 3
By Julie Grant, Fannin County Fair Committee
Sep 28, 2022
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Fannin County, Texas -- The Fannin County Fair Parade will take place again in historic downtown Bonham around the restored 1888 Fannin County Courthouse on October 3, Monday evening, at 6:00 p.m. The theme this year is Cowboy Boots & Country Roots.


There is a float contest again this year with cash prizes (1st place $300, 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100).  To be eligible for the float contest cash prizes there is an entry fee ($35 standard entry fee or $15 fee for non-profits). 


There will also be a honor award trophy (no entry fee required) presented to the best decorated vehicle (car, truck, or side by side/golf cart entry).


All entries must fill out a registration form and have it turned into the Fannin County AgriLife Extension Office located at 2505 N. Center, Bonham, Texas by Monday, Sept. 26 by 5:00 p.m. Registration forms can be picked up at the Extension Office, the Bonham Visitor's Center  at 327 N Main St, or request one by email to

If there are any questions or concerns regarding the parade please contact Julie Grant at

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October 3, Monday, at 6:00 pm


In order to set up, this entry must be filled out and turned in by Monday,  Sept. 26 by 5:00 pm, there will be NO EXCEPTION!   Read and sign BOTH sides of this form.   You will receive an email from when your entry has been received.    



Name of Entry/Organization: (please print)



Contact Name:  (please print)                         




(          )                                     Phone Number



Email address (required for correspondence)                        


Type of entry –


____ School Organization    ____ Community Organization   


____ Commercial/Business  ___ Political


Will your entry be: 


  _______Float pulled by truck    (No entry over 60 ft allowed)            


 _______Float pulled by an animal(s)      



If so, what type of animal(s) _________________­­­­_________


 ________ Single vehicle     (____ Truck        ______Car     


 ___   Side by Side       ____  golf cart) _______


Walking         How Many walkers?  __________________  


(Range of ages ________________)


____Riding Horse    Approximately how many horses ?_____   (Have to be parade broke.)


This only applies to FLOAT ENTRIES.

(circle one)

                           Non-Competitive:              Competitive:

  Free                                Entry Fee                                     

                                            $ 15  non-profit

                                               $ 35 standard

Office use only

Entry #

Cash        CK#_______

Fannin County Fair Parade

October 3rd,  Monday Afternoon, 6:00 pm


Rules and Information

Time:   5:00 pm  Parade Line up begins 

  (On 5th from Willow St. to Civic Center)


            6:00 pm  Parade  - (RAIN or SHINE)


The Fannin County Fair Parade will take place again in historic downtown Bonham around the restored 1888 Fannin County Courthouse on October 3, Monday evening, at 6:00 p.m. The theme this year is Cowboy Boots & Country Roots.


Route:  Parade starts at 5th and Main, loops around the courthouse to Center Street, and ends at the corner of 9th Street and Center Street turning west.        


Theme:   Cowboy Boots & Country Roots


An entry fee is required to participate in the Parade Float Contest.  Those who do not wish to compete may join the parade at no charge, but MUST still submit an entry form.  


Float Contest Entry Fee:   
       $  15  Non-profit          $  35     Standard


Floats will be judged on adherence to theme, originality, and overall appearance of float.

Parade Float Contest Prizes
1st Place - $300
2nd Place - $200
3rd Place - $100


Honor Award Trophy
Best Decorated Vehicle

(best overall creativity on
a car, truck, or side by side/golf cart)


General Rules:

All and any vehicle must be driven by someone licensed and 21 years of age or older. 


Bike riders must be accompanied by an adult.

For the safety of spectators and yourself all animals must be “parade broke”  (that is the animal needs to have been in an event or crowd of people before so it will not get scared and act out – sirens, bands, and other possible loud noises will be in the parade).

Any entry can be expelled from the parade for any actions or outburst.   No profanity or nudity may be displayed on the entry (this includes music, writing, signs, participant’s clothing, etc.)

For the safety of children and spectators watching the parade NO ITEMS, CANDY, or  FLYERS,  can be THROWN FROM MOVING FLOAT or VEHICLE (but can be handed out directly, on foot).  Violation will result in DISQUALIFIED from prizes.


Each youth group shall be represented by an adult supervisor who will be responsible for the group following all parade rules.   Each group shall name a contact person on the entry form.  
When disbanding, units shall NOT block the flow of traffic for participants behind them. 


I verify that I have read the rules and information on this side and will make sure all participants on my entry adhere to them. 


Authorizing Signature:_____________________________



photos by Allen Rich