Parade Participants

  • All entries are by invitation and/or application and must be approved by the Parade Committee.
  • Applications complete with full description of entry and photography/illustration must be received by the Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest office by July 24, 2017. For use by TV commentary, this description must include: the name of the entry, theme, construction detail, hours to construct, cost of construction, float size, and any other pertinent information.
  • All accepted entries must carry a minimum of $2,000,000.00 public liability insurance that covers the time period of the Parade. Certificate of insurance must be provided by August 25, 2017. Insurance certificate to include K-W OKTOBERFEST INC. as “additional insured” on the policy. Any entry without proof of insurance WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the parade.
  • Entry fee must be paid with application submission.
  • All entrants are responsible for ensuring that the design and operation of their entry is safe and reliable.
  • The Parade is not to be used as a forum for protests or demonstrations of any kind. Violators will be subject to immediate expulsion from the Parade. Entries should be consistent with the theme and spirit of the Parade.
  • No obscene gestures shall be tolerated from participants and will be subject to immediate expulsion from Parade.
  • Automobiles are restricted to a mode of transportation for invited guests and are not acceptable as an entry. Antique vehicles may be permitted as a mode of transportation for invited guests.
  • All walkers accompanying entries must be uniformly dressed and must keep pace with the entry during the entire parade.
  • All entries must be kept neat & tidy for the duration of the Parade Route as it reflects on your entry.
  • All entries must take direction from Parade Marshals, failure to do so can result in being removed from the Parade.