Navan Fair Parade

Saturday, August 11th, 2018
10:45 a.m.

Director: Eleanor Hodges
Committee: Bob Burns, Tracey Hayes, David Grattan, Tara Grommoll, Ron Smith, Laurie Watson, Julie Hodges, Brenda, John & Jenna Presley.
Rules and Regulations.

  1. Judging will be based in 3 categories on the following 4 criteria; Creativity/Originality, Decoration & Costume, Crowd appeal, Interpretation of Fair theme, by a panel located along the route.
    The 3 categories are: Family, Community, and Commercial.
  2. Floats must be on site no later than 10:00am to be signed in and given their Parade position number card for display on the entry. All entries must be pre-registered to participate. (Late-comers, and non-registrants may still join the parade, but risk not being eligible for judging.)
  3. At our insurance company’s insistence, livestock exhibitors must provide proof of liability insurance or entries will have to be refused. (Please Fax to Fair office at 613-835-4008)
  4. Unlicensed drivers will not be allowed to operate motorized vehicles in the parade.
  5. Entries by e-mail to, by phone to Eleanor Hodges at 613-833-2792, or fair office at 613-835-2766 by Friday, July 27th, 2018. The parade will begin in the field on Smith Road adjacent to Smith Ridge Meadows. (Same as last year)
  6. Theme of the Fair this year is, “Here We Grow Again”. You may refer to the theme when you design your float entries, but it is not compulsory.
  7. Each entry is to supply own power (tractor, horse or vehicle) and wagon for the float, with a maximum height of 12 feet.
  8. (Please note that costumed children, and decorated bikes & pets, need to be present no later than 10:00am for their judging which will still take place on site so they can receive their prizes that day.)
  9. The parade will start at 10:45am, rain or shine.
  10. The parade ends at the Delson Drive entrance to the Fair grounds. (Floats may continue along Delson to Trim Road for return to the parade field for dismantling if required.)
  11. A school bus is provided to return personnel to the field if needed.
  12. Tossing of candy etc; is not recommended due to liability issues, but hand-delivery is encouraged.

Prize Money: 1st – $75. 2nd – $50. 3rd – $40.
NOTE: All prize winners will be posted at the Fair Office no later than 2 p.m. after the parade ends. Each prize winning entry will be notified by phone, and advised they can pick up their prize monies and ribbons at the Fair Office any time during the Fair, or the week following. (Please call ahead to make arrangements.)
Note: Any monies not picked up by September 19th will be considered a donation to the Fair.
The Lloyd G. Morrison Memorial Plaque will be awarded to the “best over-all float” each year. This plaque, donated by Jean Morrison, will be presented at the Annual General Meeting held each January, and then displayed in the Navan Fair Agricultural building. A large rosette ribbon and certificate will also be given to the winning entry to keep.
Separate Classes.
***Under 6 must be accompanied by an older child or adult.***

  1. Childrens costumes. – $6. and a ribbon will be awarded to each worthy entry. (Entrant must participate in the Fair Parade, but NOT as part of a float.)
  2. Decorated bikes and wagons, 3 -12 years of age. – $4. and a ribbon to each worthy entry.
  3. Decorated pets, 3 – 12 years of age. Must be on a leash, or in a cage and on a wagon if required. – $4 and a ribbon to each worthy entry.
  4. Horse & rider. Ribbons only.
  5. Horse drawn vehicles. Ribbons only. (Please display your name on entry.)
  6. Antique tractor, and /or farm implement. Ribbons only.
  7. Antique cars, trucks, or other antique vehicles. Ribbons only.
  8. Decorated Lawn Tractors. (Use your imagination and make your tractor look like something else)

Driver must be 16 years of age. Ribbons only.
Note to entrants & parents: Due to the nature of classes 1, 2, and 3, late entries will not be refused. However, every effort should be made to phone in entries by Friday, August 3rd, with the child’s name & age, parents name & contact number, and what category the entry is. Thank you.