Parade Details: Parade starts at 10:00am. Line-up is between 9 & 9:45am - do not show up before 9am! All participants will need to line up on Church Street by entering from Laurie Ellis Road. At that point festival volunteers will be able to direct you to your assigned position in the parade.
Elected officials are welcome to be in the parade but candidates for office may not campaign in the parade.
There is no charge for nonprofit groups or Winterville Watermelon Festival Sponsors. There is a $50.00 fee for all businesses who are not sponsors that wish to participate. There is a $20.00 fee per pageant queen entry.
Applicants must pay their fee at the time this form is turned in. Checks may be mailed to the address below.
No horses allowed in the parade.
This form must be received by August 15th or the applicant may be rejected.
*** Please remember that this is a family-oriented event.
If mailing the entry form or sending your check, please forward to:
Winterville Watermelon Festival
PO Box 805
Winterville, NC 28590
If you have any questions, please contact me at:
REFUNDS: FORCE MAJEURE: Applicant acknowledges and agrees the Winterville Watermelon Festival shall not be obliged to issue refunds under any circumstances for parade entry fees. The Winterville Watermelon Festival is not liable or responsible for delays, cancellation, or postponements of the Festival or events within the Festival due to inclement weather, war, government action, strikes or other matters beyond its control.