Farm Show Baby Parade

 

Baby Parade at the 65th Manheim Community Farm Show

Photos By  Lititz Record


 

 

BABY PARADE RULES:

1. Judging will be based on the following:
   25% decorative creativity  •  25% work and effort  •  25% theme and appearance  •  25% costumes worn
2. All entries must not have been exhibited in any previous Manheim Farm Show Baby Parade to be considered for current-year judging.

3. Any child, 7 years and under, may compete. Costumed adults are welcome; however, they are not considered in the judging.

4. Only one entry is required for a pair or group of children.

5. A contestant may enter any division desired; however, that division must be selected by the contestant, previously, on entry blank.

6. No live animals are allowed.

7. All contestants in WALKING DIVISION MUST WALK OR BE CARRIED. If a child is being pulled or pushed by another child or adult, he or she cannot enter a walking division.

8. DIVISION F (wagon with platform) — Platform not to exceed 4 feet by 4 feet.

9. A float with any moving part must enter DIVISION J (Mechanized).

10. All vehicles must be hand-pulled (no motorized vehicles will be allowed in any division).

11. No entries will be allowed to change their division after 9 p.m. on October 3.
12. The committee reserves the right to reject any entry not meeting their approval.
13. Contestants should report for judging at Island Field (Memorial Drive – behind football stadium). If need be, a decision to cancel the parade on Monday because of inclement weather will be made by 1:00 p.m. Monday and be rescheduled for Tuesday at the same time. If there are any questions as to whether the parade is canceled, call 717-665-7480.
14. All entries must be ready for judging by 5:30 p.m. Any late entries (after 5:30 p.m.) may not be judged.
This decision will be at the discretion of the judges. Entrant may still parade, however.
15. All entries must be registered and wearing registration number or they will not be allowed in line of parade.
16. Only one person may accompany the entrant on the street during the parade. If more than one person is needed for the larger floats, prior permission is needed from the committee.
17. Prize winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m. at the Farm Show on Adele Avenue.
18. All grand prize and first place winners in all divisions will be invited to participate in
Wednesday Night’s Farm Show Parade.

BABY PARADE AWARD CATEGORIES & PRIZES: (2017 list)

DIVISIONS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th prizes
   A. Child Walking in Fancy Dress
   (1st place $10.00, 2nd place $8.00, 3rd place $6.00, 4th place $4.00, 5th place $2.00)
   B. Child Walking Impersonating Nursery Rhyme, Storybook or Fairy Tale Character
(1st place $10.00, 2nd place $8.00, 3rd place $6.00, 4th place $4.00, 5th place $2.00)
   C. Child Walking in Miscellaneous Dress
   (1st place $10.00, 2nd place $8.00, 3rd place $6.00, 4th place $4.00, 5th place $2.00)
   D. Best Decorated Vehicle on Wheels – Tractor, Tricycle, Bicycle, etc.
(1st place $14.00, 2nd place $12.00, 3rd place $10.00, 4th place $8.00, 5th place $6.00)
   E. Best Decorated Wagon
(1st place $14.00, 2nd place $12.00, 3rd place $10.00, 4th place $8.00, 5th place $6.00)
   F. Best Decorated Wagon with Platform
(1st place $14.00, 2nd place $12.00, 3rd place $10.00, 4th place $8.00, 5th place $6.00)
   G. Best Decorated Stroller
    (1st place $14.00, 2nd place $12.00, 3rd place $10.00, 4th place $8.00, 5th place $6.00)
   H. Beautiful Float
(1st place $18.00, 2nd place $16.00, 3rd place $14.00, 4th place $12.00, 5th place $10.00)
   I. Miscellaneous Float
(1st place $18.00, 2nd place $16.00, 3rd place $14.00, 4th place $12.00, 5th place $10.00)
   J. Mechanized Float
(1st place $18.00, 2nd place $16.00, 3rd place $14.00, 4th place $12.00, 5th place $10.00)

Most Outstanding Float ($60.00)
Most Outstanding Wheeled Vehicle, Wagon, Stroller or Coach ($40.00)
Most Outstanding Child Walking ($30.00)