Guidelines for North Dakota State Parade Entrants
Each parade entry will be assigned a number to represent its position in the parade.
Each entrant is responsible to make THREE 10x14 in. white cardboard signs with black 9" tall, 2" wide numbers.
Attach signs to both sides and to the front of the unit so the announcers at the viewing stands can identify you.
Please make all signs look professional.
Absolutely no changes will be made once the parade numbers have been assigned.
Please be sure you arrive in plenty of time for line-up on the day of the parade.
The route will go North on Broadway to Burdick Expressway, then East to the ND State Fairgrounds.
Please be courteous and clean up your staging area.
If possible, enter the parade line-up area from the south end of Broadway.
Entry into the line-up area will be only from Burdick Expressway going South and from 20th Ave. SW going North onto Broadway. Do not enter from any side streets.
ON THE PARADE ROUTE...
The Minot Police Department will maintain traffic and crowd control.
Please look out for children on the parade route.
Please use walkers to hand out candy or other items.
Anyone who is asked to leave the parade for any reason will not receive free admission to the State Fair and may be denied entry into future parades.
PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW RIDERS TO GET OFF OR ON A MOVING UNIT!
Please try to keep the parade moving. If you need to stop because of an emergency or breakdown, pull over as far to the side of the street as possible so the parade can proceed.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU DELIBERATELY STOP OR DELAY THE PARADE.
AT THE END OF THE PARADE...
For the safety of everyone, a pick-up area has been established on the east side of County 19 (27th St. SE) next to the fairgrounds to meet after the parade- DO NOT stop before! Do not try to meet anyone inside the fairgrounds! This causes delays for everyone behind you.