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Parade Guidelines

THE SWISS COLONY CHEESE DAYS PARADE will step off from the Green County Fairgrounds on Sunday at 12:30 pm.  The parade route closes at noon.  After that time - no one is allowed to use the route except for officially sanctioned parade-related business.  For example - pre-parade entertainment.


All business, club, and group entries (including non-profits) are required to be decorated, signed, and themed to reflect one of more of the following:  Cheese, Dairy Farming/Agriculture, Swiss-ness or Swiss heritage. 

Entertainment units (bands, music, clowns, stunts, etc) do NOT need to follow the theme, as their role is to entertain the audience. 

Business, club, and group entries (including non-profits) are limited to those located in Green County.  Some exception do apply, at the discretion of the Cheese Days Board.  (For example - a regional agricultural association.) 

The parade does NOT include a division for antique cars. If you have a convertible (antique or newer) and would like to transport a dignitary or special guest in the parade, please contact us.


IMPORTANT! Read our Parade Guidelines before applying!

Choose the correct application. If you are unsure about your category, contact the Cheese Days office: 608.325.7771 OR



Float/Unit Application (businesses, youth groups, clubs, schools, tractors, business mascots, etc.)

Entertainer Application (music, bands, dancers, clowns, drill teams, horse/carriage units, horse teams, jugglers, stilt walkers, etc.)

Dignitary Application (dairy queens, veteran groups, royalty, visiting dignitaries, mayor, county board chair, etc.)