The mission of the festival and the parade is to honor the area’s Swiss heritage and cheese/dairy industries, as well as to provide entertainment. Entries deemed unsafe, overly commercial, or inappropriate will not be accepted.
Business, group and club entries are limited to those located in Green County. Exceptions MAY be made for affiliations with the cheese/dairy industry or Swiss heritage (at discretion of Cheese Days Board).
NOTHING MAY BE THROWN. NO HANDING OUT OF LITERATURE OR PAPER. Individuals accompanying units on foot may hand out treats/gifts (candy, pencils, etc). Any unit found throwing items or distributing paper literature will be removed from the parade. Indicate on your application the items you intend to distribute. Please use appropriate buckets, baskets or other nice looking containers to hand out treats
Antique cars are generally not allowed unless being used to transport dignitaries on behalf of the parade.
No advertising is allowed other than a sign displaying the sponsor’s name or business logo. All other advertising on unit or tow vehicle must be covered unless the advertising on the vehicle is also the sole sponsor of the unit.
No consumption of alcoholic beverages or smoking around parade entries or while on parade route.
No political office holders, political parties, or candidates allowed in parade.
If Cheese Days is providing a convertible for a dignitary they will also provide the driver.
If you send an application and it is NOT accepted, you will be notified as soon as possible.
Confirmation letters with Division and Unit assignment will be sent out in late August. Lineup will also be posted to the website cheesedays.com.