Guidelines - The Swiss Colony Cheese Days Parade
THE SWISS COLONY CHEESE DAYS PARADE will step off from the Green County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 18, 2016, 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 - clowns and pre-parade entertainment are allowed on the route beginning at noon.
Entries have now closed - with the POSSIBLE exception of entertainment units. Contact the Cheese Days office with questions at 608.325.7771. NOTE: 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); we will continue to welcome entertainment units from any geographic area. Entertainment units are not required to adhere to the theme - as their role is to entertain the audience.
Businesses and groups are REQUIRED to appropriately theme their entries – to reflect or to honor the area's Swiss heritage and cheese/dairy industries – as well as to provide entertainment for parade viewers.
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 closed as of July 19, 2016.
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.)