Jesse James Festival Parade
Date: Saturday, September 21st, 2024
Entry Deadline: August 31, 2024

Parade Route

It’s Jesse James Festival time once again and this year is our 53rd year! We would like to extend this invitation to you to participate with us in this years’ parade.

The categories judged at the parade include Floats, Non-Motorized, Motorized, Equestrian and Crowd Pleaser. Categories with winners in 1st-3rd places will be rewarded with ribbons or plaques with the ultimate prize being given with the traveling trophy for the year. The contestant that best represents the 2024 theme will be rewarded with this trophy. The parade this year will be on Saturday, September 21st 2024, at 10:00 am in Kearney, MO.

This years’ festivities include a demolition derby, 5K/10K run, rodeos, arts & crafts, mud volleyball and a carnival! Please check out our website for the exact dates of the many events for the September 2024 festival!

Enclosed is a parade application for your convenience, please return the completed application with fee to the PO Box 536, Kearney, MO 64060 address. Entries order of line-up will be placed in order by date of receipt of entry form with fee, so get your completed form with fee returned as soon as possible!

Once your completed entry with fee is received a confirmation will be returned to you, which you MUST have with you for the day of the parade. Your entry form has more information. If you have any questions, please call Ashley Hedges at 816-797-3957.

Sincerely, The Jesse James Festival Committee, Inc

2024 Entry Form (PDF format)
2024 Info Letter (PDF format)
Photo Release * Photo Release form must be printed, signed and returned to the address listed for all participants.

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