Join us for the 2017 North Ridgeville Corn Festival Grande Parade
Thank you for your interest in joining us for this years Parade! We are so happy that you will be participating!
Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
When do you need to be there?: at 12:00 Noon
Parade Start Time: 1:30 P.M. Sharp!
Place: North Ridge Plaza, 34900 Center Ridge Rd.
Route 20 – Marcs Parking Lot
Route: West on Center Ridge about a Mile to N.R. Middle School
Questions: Call Mario Cipriano @ 440-328-7420
Please report to the Registration Table for parade numbers and place assignments starting at 12:00 PM.
Trophies will be awarded based on the judges’ decisions in the following categories: Best of Parade; Mayor’s Trophy (Residents Only); Great Corn Award (Visitors Only); Chamber of Commerce Business Trophy (N.R. Businesses Only) 1st. and 2nd. place for Senior Corps, Junior Corps, and Juvenile Corps; Color Guard; Bands; Antique Vehicle; Novelty Unit; Commercial Unit; Noncommercial Float; and Animal Unit.
Parade entry is free for non-political units; political units are assessed $25. IF YOU ARE COMPLETING AN ON-LINE APPLICATION then Please make checks payable to ‘The North Ridgeville Corn Festival’ and mail them to P.O. Box 39103, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039. If you are sending in your application by US MAIL please enclose the check with your completed application.
PARADE TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED AFTER THE PARADE, AT 4:30PM, AT THE ENTERTAINMENT STAGE ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS.
We do allow candy and handouts to be given out during the parade, however NOTHING CAN BE THROWN TO BYSTANDERS DURING THE PARADE!!
Rules and Definitions:
Parade Trophy Winners Must be Present at the Awards Ceremony to Receive their Trophy. This is NEW this year because so often a representative is not at the gazebo for the presentations. There are 17 Trophies Awarded. PLEASE SEND at Least 1 member of your organization to accept the Trophy.
A Unit is an entry made by a single organization. It can consist of any combination of motorized or non motorized vehicles, floats, trailers, performers and walkers.
1 Unit is limited to a maximum of 4 vehicles. If you have something special please contact us to better understand your parade entry so we can ensure your place in the procession. Exceptions may include, motorcycles, collector cars, scooters and other novelty unit entries – You may have as many walker as you wish.
You will receive a copy of this entire document sent to the email address you provided on the form. If you need additional copies or have questions please contact the parade chairman Mario Cipriano at 440-328-7420. If you are joining us for the first time this year, Welcome! If you are returning this year Welcome Back! Should you have questions please feel free to contact the Parade Chairman. Mario Cipriano at 440-328-7420
The North Ridgeville Corn Festival Committee
Parade Chairman, E. Mario Cipriano
440.328.7420 or Mario@CiprianoUSA.com
Please complete the application. You will receive a confirmation of your entry by email.
We look forward to seeing you at the Parade!
This event is judged by The All-American Judges Association
a professional parade judging organization.
Categories are indicated below
The 2016 Winners
Color Guard – VFW Post 9871
Best of Parade- North Ridgeville High School
Mayor’s Trophy – North Ridge Health Care Center
Sr Corp – NA
Jr Corp – Elyria Deputies
Juv Corp – Elyria Deputies
Great Corn Award- Elyria Deputies
Band – North Ridgeville High School Band
Antique Vehicle – Joe Adulads
Novelty Vehicle – Lorain City Shrine & Fire Brigade
Commercial Unit – Tracy Vedda Studio of Dance
Non-Commercial Unit – Greater Cleveland Young Marines
Animal Unit – N/A
Chamber of Commerce Business Trophy – First Federal of Lakewood
Trophies are awarded based on the judges’ decisions in the following categories: Best of Parade; Mayor’s Trophy (Residents Only); Great Corn Award (Visitors Only); Chamber of Commerce Business Trophy (N.R. Businesses Only) 1st. and 2nd. place for Senior Corps, Junior Corps, and Juvenile Corps; Color Guard; Bands; Antique Vehicle; Novelty Unit; Commercial Unit; Noncommercial Unit; and Animal Unit. Winner’s MUST SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO THE POST PARADE TROPHY CEREMONY AT THE GAZEBO! PLEASE CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR TIMES.