Starr County Fair Parade Guidelines and Entry Form 2014
“A Country Salute to our American Heroes”
A special tribute to those currently or previously serving in the Armed Services of the U.S.A.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
Lineup 5:00 on South Britton Avenue and Water St.
On-site registration S. Britton Avenue, $25 entry fee.
Float judging in front of Rio Grande City Hall

       Cash prizes to be presented at County Fair Parade of Champions

Name of Organization or School_____________________________________________


Phone Number__________________________________________
Send this form and $25 fee to Tissa Peterson, 202 W. Water St., RGC, 78582 postmarked by February 7,
Parade Marshals: Maria Elena and Gustavo (Chito) Olivarez

The Rio Grande City High School JROTC will provide the color guard.  

The 2014 Starr County Fair Queen and her court, to be crowned on Sunday, February 9,
will be riding on the Queen’s float sponsored by the Starr County Fair Association Board of Directors.
All servicemen and women and all veterans are encouraged to enter the parade without charge.  

Schools, day care centers, and businesses are encouraged to enter the annual Starr County Fair Parade.

 It is a Western parade, and all entries should be appropriate for youth.
Preregistration is not required, except by floats wishing to be judged.  

All other entries may register on-site at the end of South Britton Avenue, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The fee of $25 per entry may be paid and an entry card for each vehicle obtained from
Parade Chairman Tissa Peterson at the USPS mailbox on South Britton Avenue
next to the Compass Drive-In Bank after the vehicle is in line.

Floats will be judged on theme, creativity, and workmanship.

The theme and the name of the sponsoring organization should be clearly displayed on the float.
For more information,

call Tissa Peterson at 500-1430, text preferred, or by email at
or call Monica at 488-0122 during business hours.

The parade will once again proceed east on Main to historic Fort Ringgold.
The City of Rio Grande City and TXDOT are asking that no vehicles park on

Main Street along the parade route so that emergency vehicles may come through if necessary.
 Parking is on the side streets and parallel streets north and south of Main.
The city of Rio Grande City asks that prizes and candy not be thrown from vehicles.  

If they are to be distributed, it should be done by persons walking,
so children are not tempted to approach vehicles.

With floats and vehicles lining up on Water Street, walking groups will line up on the median of South
Britton.  Only bands, JROTC, and horses will line up on Britton Avenue north of Main Street.
Judging of floats and decorated vehicles will be in front of Rio Grande City Hall.

There will be money prizes for the top floats in the youth category and rosette ribbons in the commercial
Out-of-county entries, horses, and marching groups, including bands, are encouraged to participate free
of charge.
In order that the parade focus on Starr County youth, political entries are not allowed.