Guidelines - The Swiss Colony Cheese Days Parade
THE SWISS COLONY CHEESE DAYS PARADE will step off from the Green County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 1, 2018, at 12:30 pm. The parade route closes at noon. After that time - no one is allowed to use the route except for official sanctioned parade-related business. For example - pre-parade entertainment units are allowed on the route beginning at noon.
All business, club, organization or non-profit entries are required to follow the parade theme. Please note this does NOT apply to entertainment units (bands, music, clowns, stunts, etc). Entertainment units are not required to adhere to the theme - as their role is to entertain the audience.
Business, club, organization or non-profit entries are limited to those located in Green County. Some exception do apply, at the discretion of the Cheese Days Board. (For example - statewide or regional dairy or agricultural associations.)
Business, club, organization or non-profits entries are required to appropriately theme their entries – to reflect or to honor the area's Swiss heritage and cheese or dairy industries.
Contact the Cheese Days office with questions at 608.325.7771.
IMPORTANT! Read our Parade Guidelines before completing the application.
Choose the correct application. If you are unsure about your category, please contact the Cheese Days office:
Float/Unit Application (businesses, youth groups, clubs, schools, tractors, business mascots, etc.) Applications for this category will close mid-July, 2018.
Entertainer Application (music, bands, dancers, clowns, drill teams, horse/carriage units, acrobats, stunts, etc.)
Dignitary Application (dairy queens, veteran groups, royalty, visiting dignitaries, mayor, county board chair, etc.)