Sunday, September 19th, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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"What did you miss in 2020?"

The parade theme for the 2021 Wheat Festival is "What Did You Miss in 2020?".

2020 was the year of Covid. We were faced with unprecedented times, and many extraordinary people kept us going. Toilet paper was worth it's weight in gold. Sports were cancelled or delayed. A vacation to the beach was traded in for a lawn chair by a kiddie pool. Bars and restaurants discovered outdoor seating. Getting close to and hugging a stranger was suddenly frowned upon. Wheat 'Fest 2020 never happened... What did you miss in 2020?

Entry Details

Organizations, churches, businesses, and families are invited to put a float in the parade.

Anyone entering a decorated, theme-related float in the parade will receive a stipend of $100. This applies to any float eligible for competition - not just the top 5 winners.


Janine Brammeier - ja9brammeier@yahoo.com

  • Floats and commercial vehicles

Sue Lehde - 618-424-7735

  • Horse riders


Parade Route

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

Finish: Corner of Willow St. & Front St.