2017 Hickman Hay Day Parade Registration

The Hickman Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to invite you to participate in this years Hay Day Parade where we celebrate Nebraska's Sesquicentennial! You will have a unique opportunity to showcase your organization/business while joining the entire community in celebrating 150 years of Nebraska history. All parade entries are encouraged to decorate their entry in historical fashion or with a depiction of a historical Nebraska person, event or era.


Awards will be given for the following:


• Best Marching Group

• Best Comedic Entry

• Best Antique Automobile

• Best Modern Automobile

• Best Equestrian Mounted

• Best Use of Theme

• Best Use of Color

• Best Costumes

• Most Original

• Most Community Spirit

• Grand Marshall's Pick

• Mayor's Pick

• Best of Show



Parade Entry Fee:


If you are an event sponsor, purchased an Event Ad, or are a Non-Profit Organization (501c3,

Veterans Group, Church Group, Civic Group, etc.) there is NO fee. If you are a commercial or political unit, there is a registration charge of $10.00 per entry if your registration is received on or before July 18, 2017. For all applications received after July 18th, 2017 the registration fee is $20.00. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017. All registration fees are non-refundable.


Registration fees can be paid via credit card or bank account above by clicking the "Pay Now" button. If you are paying by cash or check please call 402-937-0704 to arrange the transaction. Please make checks payable to the Hickman Area Chamber of Commerce.


All pre-registered entries will receive written confirmation via e-mail acknowledging your registration receipt within 48 hours of registration and will receive instructions on parade staging grounds, etc.


*Please note: You MUST fill out the registration form even if you are paying on-line.


Guidelines for throwing prizes and candy from  entries:

Candy or other promotional items must be distributed as close to the street curb as possible to prevent young children from coming close to the moving vehicles.


All motor vehicles must be safe operational condition and must be operated in a safe manner at all times. No “Burn-Outs, Wheelies, Stoppies or other unsafe driving acts are permitted.

Failure to follow this rule will result in removal from the parade and appropriate action by law enforcement.


No entry should fail to keep pace with the entry ahead of them and shall not stop to perform, converse with the spectators, or for any other reason. These cause large gaps in the parade which is the top complaint of viewers. Those who violate this rule may be asked not to return.

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These rules are necessary for the safety of spectators, especially the small children along the parade route.


Your cooperation is required and appreciated.





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The entrant(s) hereby agrees and indemnifies to hold harmless, the Hickman Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hickman Nebraska for any loss occasioned to others as a result of negligence of a purposeful act by the entrant(s) or any of its members.


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P.O. Box 141 • Hickman, NE 68372 • 402-937-0704


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