ALL REGISTRATION IS ONLINE THIS YEAR! Either register online ahead of time or register online at the registration table the morning of the parade. Either way, all entries are required to register online and sign the participant liability waiver(s).
You may register the morning of the parade, but you may be placed at the end of the parade line-up. Early registration is strongly encouraged to make it easier on our parade chairperson and other parade volunteers.
Parade check-ins and same-day registration begins at 7:00 AM at the entry to Philomath Middle School off Chapel Drive.
HORSE REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Judging begins at 9:30 AM for horse entries. Horse entries will be judged in the east parking lot of the middle school, and then proceed to their place in the parade at 9:45 a.m. Please keep off the grass. Adult must accompany all persons under the age of 9 at all times. All tack must be clean, in good repair and fit properly. Horses must be kept under control at all times, or you will be asked to leave the parade. Proof of Insurance must be submitted with Entry and Liability Release Form to the Parade Chair before Saturday morning. Insurance must include bodily injury and property liability with combined single limit of $1,000,000 (one million) dollars.
CANDY RULE 2021:Due to the pandemic this year, we will not allow participants to hand out candy, fliers, or anything else that increases contact with spectators. This is one of the few changes we've had to make this year to decrease the risk of exposure and protect community health. Please save the money you would have spent on candy this year for next year in preparation for an over-the-top COVID-free parade during next year's Frolic & Rodeo!
Parade Line up: Enter into Philomath Middle School from Chapel Dr. Check in at the Registration Table.Proceed to designated line up position. Staging will be from the Middle School through the bus lane to Applegate (through the High School parking lot).
Parade Route: The Parade will leave the Philomath High School parking lot and head west (left) on Applegate Street to 11th Street, left onto 11th Street, then left into the Rodeo Grounds to disband. Please do not disband or drop off riders until you have entered the rodeo grounds parking area.
Judging: Judging for the Grand Parade begins at 9 AM (except horse entries). Please be in place and ready by then. Horse entries are judged 9:30 AM, before they enter the line up at 9:45. There will be 4 overall trophies awarded, as well as ribbon is for Category Awards. - Grand Marshal’s Choice - Queen’s Choice - Mayor’s Choice - Sweepstakes Award (Judges Choice) - Ribbons for 1st and 2nd in each Category
KIDS PARADE: The Kids Parade leads the Grand Parade and all kids are invited to take part! The kids will gather in the Philomath High School west parking lot around signs indicating the category they wish to be judged in. Please be in place before judging which begins at 9:30 sharp! Judging categories include: Best Use of Theme, Wheels (Bikes, Trikes, wagons..), Kids with Pets, Small Groups (<10 kids), Large Groups (10+ kids), Junior costume (5 yrs or younger), Senior Costume (6 yrs+). Disband area is the Rodeo Grounds parking area.
Parking: Parking is available at Clemens Primary School off of 19th Street, you will not be able to drive to the Middle or High School from there. The Parade line up route is one way from 7am on (enter from Chapel Drive), and is closed to non entered vehicles after 9 AM.