Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2018 Homestead Rodeo Parade.

ENTERING

Participants in the Rodeo Parade must register in advance, using the entry form available below.

The deadline to enter the parade is Saturday, January 6, 2018. You will receive confirmation that your entry has been accepted. If you do not receive notification, please contact Parade Coordinator Amber Woods at 786-218-2812 or ajustwoods@gmail.com.

The Rodeo Parade Committee reserves the right to decline any participant(s) from the parade.

FLOATS

Non-Profit Organization and Corporate (for-profit company) floats will be judged for prizes. The theme is “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”. Informal community groups may enter floats, but are ineligible for prizes. Parade prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third Place winning float entries in the Non-Profit category and First Place in the Corporate category. Judges will be made up of community members from the Homestead and Miami areas.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Only the top-judged band will receive a prize this year – so be prepared to impress! Bands must have at least 15 participants dressed in full band attire. Smaller bands may also enter the parade but are ineligible for the Battle of the Bands prize donation. Entering bands will be contacted with the competition details; band directors may contact Amber Woods in advance if desired.

PRIZES

All prize checks on floats will be made payable to the school or organization. The band donation will be payable to the school or band patrons organization only. NO CHECKS WILL BE PAYABLE TO INDIVIDUALS.

PARADE RULES

The Parade begins forming at 8:30 a.m. on Flagler Avenue and travels north on Krome Avenue, east on Campbell Drive and back to Flagler Avenue. Participants will be contacted in advance and assigned a position number and time prior to parade day. The spots for these numbers in the line-up will be marked along the road. Keep pace with the group in front of you. FLOATS MUST NOT STOP IN FRONT OF THE JUDGE’S GRANDSTAND. Any participant(s)* stopping in front of judge’s grandstand to perform will be disqualified from prize money. Your organization is responsible for all needs of your participants. The Rodeo Association does not furnish transportation or refreshments for this event.

*Battle of the Bands does include a performance component. Those entrants will be contacted separately with the rules. Entries must be received by Saturday, January 6, 2018. For further information please contact Amber Woods at 786-218-2812 or ajustwoods@gmail.com.

Parade

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*All prize checks on floats will be made payable to the school or organization. Band donation will be payable to the school or band patrons organizations only. NO CHECKS WILL BE PAYABLE TO INDIVIDUALS.
Note: Battle of the Bands Marching Unit must have at least 15 participants, dressed in full band attire, perform as per rules.
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