Jesse James Festival Parade
Date: Saturday, September 21st 2019
Entry Deadline: August 31, 2019
It’s Jesse James Festival time once again and not only is this our 49th
year but it is also the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. We would like to extend this
invitation to you to participate with us in this years’ parade.
This year in honor of our veterans, fallen and currently serving, the
theme for the parade is ‘Salute to our Troops’. The individual categories
judged at the parade include Floats, Non-Motorized, Motorized, Equestrian,
and Crowd Pleaser. The Parade will be on Saturday, September 21st, at 10:00
am in Kearney, MO.
This years’ festivities include a demolition derby, 5K/10K run, rodeos,
arts & crafts, mud volleyball, corn hole tournament and a carnival! Please
check out our website jessejamesfestival.com for the exact dates of the many
events for September 13th thru September 22nd, 2019 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
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
Julie Hedges at 816-507-5503.
The Jesse James Festival Committee, Inc.
PARADE LINEUP AT 8:00 AM TO 9:00 AM – JUDGING OF PARADE STARTS AT 9:00 AM AND THE PARADE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 10:00 AM
***2019 Staging Map***
1 – 6: LINE UP ON WASHINGTON – STARTING IN FRONT OF THE VFW
7 – 11: FIRE DEPT LINES THEIR VEHICLES UP ALONG THE RAILROAD TRACK
12 – 13: IN FRONT OF FEED STORE
14 – 30: LINE UP ON CLARK STREET – NORTH SIDE OF WASHINGTON
******: KEARNEY HIGH SCHOOL BAND – WASHINGTON STREET
31 – 47: LINE UP ON MAJOR STREET WHICH WINDS AROUND AND TURNS INTO PLATTE CLAY WAY
Here is your opportunity to participate in the Jesse James Festival Parade. Only preregistered
entries will be allowed to participate, so please register promptly.
Staging Begins at 8:00 a.m. Parade begins at 10:00 a.m.
PARADE LINE UP WILL START AT 8:00 AM AND WILL BE ON CLARK STREET. IF YOUR NUMBER IS A HIGHER NUMBER COME IN ON PLATTE CLAY WAY, WHICH IS EAST OF I-35 BY SONIC OTHERWISE TURN NORTH ON HWY 33 TURNING LEFT ON LAWRENCE STREET TO CLARK STREET. ONLY VEHICLES IN THE PARADE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE STAGING AREA.
ENTRIES INVOLVING CHILDREN OR LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO ORGANIZE PRIOR TO COMING TO THE STAGING AREA AND COMING TO YOUR ENTRY SPACE ALL TOGETHER NO LATER THAN 9:00 AM, AS JUDGING STARTS AT 9:00 AM.
A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ACCOMPANY ALL CHILDREN PARTICIPANTS AT ALL TIMES FOR SAFETY. PARENTS OR GUARDIAN ARE TO PARK THEIR VEHICLES OUTSIDE THE STAGING AREA AND WALK THE CHILD IN TO MEET THE RESPECTIVE GROUP. THERE IS NO PARKING ALLOWED ANYWHERE AROUND THE KEARNEY FEED STORE OR VFW HALL.
CANDY OR OTHER ITEMS MAY NOT BE THROWN FROM VEHICLES OR FLOATS BUT MAY BE HANDED OUT OR DROPPED AT THE CROWDS FEET.
PARADE DIRECTORS WILL BE WEARING YELLOW VESTS AND OR STAFF SHIRTS TO HELP ASSIST YOU.