Peanut Parade Information

The parade will begin Saturday morning at 10AM. The Peanut Parade will be held rain or shine. The only exception will be the case of lightning in the area.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PARADE REGISTRATION FORM

Parade Rules

  1. Deadline for all entries in the parade will be two Saturdays prior to the festival  No exceptions will be made.
  2. Judging will begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp.  All float entries wishing to be judged, must be set up at this time in front Grapeland Junior High School.  Other entries will be judged during parade, based on general appearance, originality, creativity and theme adherence.
  3. All Vehicles must be driven by a licensed driver.  Motorcycles will NOT be allowed in parade.  
     ATV’s are only allowed if they are promoting a business.  Drivers of ATV’s must be at least 16 years of age. This will be strictly enforced. 
  4. No unsafe driving practices will be tolerated, including burn-outs, wheelies or speed as well as loud pipes or engines.
  5. Any  entry considered a possible fire hazard, by parade chairman, will be required to have a fire extinguisher on board and in sight.
  6. It is not permitted to throw candy or any object from parade entries.
  7. Horse entries must pre-register according to the above deadline (two Saturdays prior to the festival).  Horse entries must provide a current Coggins test.  This test must be no older than one year from the date of the festival and must be presented to an on sight festival volunteer the morning of the parade.   Riders will also be expected to maintain safe control of their horse for the protection of attendees.
  8. Any decisions the Parade Chair should find necessary to make concerning the safety and well-being of the parade and its activities are to be respected and so adhered.
  9. Vehicles entering parade in order to be judged, must be in the category of vintage or antique.  New vehicles may be driven in parade if promoting a business.
The Grapeland Chamber of Commerce extends an invitation to civic clubs and organizations that are of benefit and enjoyment to ALL in attendance to enter our Peanut Festival Parade.  We also extend an invitation to the following:
 

Queen Contestant Floats
Commercial Floats
Marching Bands
Drill Teams
Vintage/Antique Automobiles and Tractors
Youth Groups
Churches
Political Candidates and Representatives
Dignitaries
Walking Groups
Horseback Riders
Horse or mule drawn wagons

For more information, please contact the Parade Invitation Chair:  Linda Reed  409-651-8491
or Peanut Festival Chair: Tammy Hassell 936-687-4903

QUEEN'S SPONSORS

TBA
TBA



T-Shirt Sponsors

PROSPERITY BANK
NUCOR VULCRAFT
GRAPELAND FARM & RANCH

NICOL MEDIA/MESSENGER
BARTEE CONSTRUCTION

WILLIE JOSEY'S TREASURES, ETC.
TAMMY'S SHEAR COUNTRY SAUCIER'S GLASS & MIRROR
SANDYLAND PROPANE RICHARD'S HANDWASH & DETAIL
HARRY & MARY ALICE PRIDGEN PINE COUNTRY 93.5 FM
PLATT HEATING & AC THE PINK DOT
THE PARTS HOUSE tHE MEAT MARKET
MERCH HAUS MIKE'S IRRIGATION & LAWN
LOS RANCHOS HOBSON AUTO GLASS
GRAPELAND STATE BANK GRAPELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
GRAPELAND DONUTS & COFFEE THE GRAPELAND CAFE
GINGERBREAD SQUARE THE GALLERY SALON
FINANCIAL INSURANCE SERVICES ELKHART PHARMACY
DON R. KNIGHT D.D.S. DAVY CROCKETT DRUG
CUTSHAW CHEVROLET COUNTRY DOG PET GROOMING
CAPITAL FARM CREDIT CAFE & CREAMERY ON MAIN
BROUGHTON TAX & BOOKKEEPING BRUNER'S ECONOMY CAR CENTER
BEST FRIENDS COMMUNITY SERVICES BLAKE FURNITURE
ARNOLD'S BAR-B-QUE & FRIED CATFISH ANDERSON CO. MONUMENT WORKS

Contact Information:

Grapeland Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 37
Grapeland, TX 75844
tj.hassell@peanutfest.com

More Info