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How to enter the 2016 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Pirate Parade

Apr 13, 2016 02:00AM
Participants may start the process by going to the web site, www.shrimpfestival.com to download the parade packet. It contains a parade application, the participation agreement, rules of the parade, and list of the entry fees. You must return all five items which are the parade application, the participation agreement, your group description, and your entry fee and proof of insurance.

If you will be using a float it is mandatory that you have a million insure rider. If your entry consists of walkers only, a policy will be offered at the Safety Meeting at a minimal cost. Checks are to be made payable to the “Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp Festival, Inc.” and follow the instructions in the form. Review the parade rules with all members of your group that will be in the parade. The deadline for the acceptance of the application is April 22, 2016. There will be NO applications accepted after that date.

This is a judged parade with awards being given out to the first, second and third place winners in the following categories: (1) Commercial, (2) Non-profit or Civic, (3) Walking Group, (5) Band or Performing Group, (6) Vintage or Unique Vehicle, and a Bonus Award for Special Effects. Entries will be judged on how well you execute the parade`s theme, which is “Celebration of All American Shrimp.

Participants will be required to attend the mandatory Safety and Organizational Meeting which is set for April 22, 2016 at the Marriott Residence Inn, located at 2301 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach Fl., at 5:30 pm. Date of the Parade is Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6 p.m.