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Sunday, September 18th, 2022 @ 2:00 pm


2022 Theme

"Board Games"

The parade theme for the 2022 Wheat Festival Parade is "Board Games"!


Gather your pieces, roll out the mat, rattle some dice, and let your creativity shine in the themed float competition.

Will it be a classic? - Monopoly, Candyland, Checkers, Risk, Battle Ship, Operation -

Or something different? - Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Catan, Labyrinth -

Pass go and collect a $100 stipend when entering a themed float in the competition!

Do you have a first place worthy idea? All organizations, churches, businesses, and families are invited to enter a float in the parade. See below for registration details.


Parade Registration

Entry Details

Anyone wanting to enter the parade must complete an online form. Registration takes less than 5 minutes.

Everyone is invited to enter, including...

  • Themed floats (competition)

  • Floats (non-competition)

  • Cars, trucks, side-by-sides, etc. (no semi-trucks) for commercial and non-commercial purposes

  • Business advertisement

  • Politician campaigns

  • Tractors

Horse riders, please contact Sue Lehde (618-424-7735) to register for the parade.

Entry Rules

  • Throwing anything from vehicles or floats is strictly prohibited. 

  • You may walk and pass out candy and other items.

  • No abusive language or rude behavior will be tolerated.

  • No alcohol may be consumed during the parade or on the parade route.

  • No semi-trucks allowed on the parade route. 

  • Have fun and enjoy the crowd!


Parade Day Schedule

  • Please line up between 11:30 am - 12:00 pm.

  • Front St closes at 1:30 pm.

  • To find your place in the line up, please find parade staff near the banks in town.

  • Parade starts at 2 pm.


For any questions, please contact Janine Brammeier at


Parade Route

Start: Corner of St. Louis St. & Front St.
Finish: Corner of Willow St. & Front St.

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