Frontier Days Parade

2017 Frontier Days Parade Entry Form (now closed)

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The Frontier Days Committee wants TO INVITE you to attend the 2017 Frontier Days Parade so you can be a part of the excitement of this event that is fun for all ages and brings together thousands of people. This is the showcase parade of Fort Dodge and North Central Iowa for what will be the 43rd year, with over 100 plus entries from over one hundred miles away and from many surrounding counties. Fort Dodge area bands, civic groups, non-profit organizations, clubs and many businesses and individuals will enter the parade.

The theme for the 2017 Frontier Days Parade is:


For more information go to “Contacts” and send an email as shown.

******Parade Guides – Part of the entry requirement is for volunteers to serve as Parade Guides.: We need 160 to 180 parade guides to help along the streets as the parade moves along. You will have an assigned area of say 40 yards and you can help keep those attending safe and have fun. These guides will help from 9am to 12:30 pm on Saturday of the parade. This is very important to all to try for the safest parade we can hold. Please see the entry form for more information on Parade Guides.

Below is the 2017 Parade Lineup

Staging time is 8 AM to 9:30 AM, and you want to be in place so the Parade Judges can see your entry. Please be sure the Parade Guides for your entry know to meet at 728 1st Ave. N at 8:30. We will check them in there and make location assignments.
This year there will be over 90 entries, over 120 units, and over 800 people in the parade. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The 2017 Frontier Days Committee.




P2   Law enforcement wedge

P3   Air National Guard Color Guard

P4   VFW – Army National Guard Humvee

P5   Webster County Emergency Management

P6   Fort Dodge Fire

P7   Unity Point Ambulance

P8   Parade Marshalls

P9   Lil Mr. and Miss Pageant winners 2016

P10 Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance

P11   Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance – Catalyst Award Winner

P12   Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance – Volunteer of the Year

P13   Alpha Media

P14   Kemna X5

D1   Iowa State Senator Tim Kraayenbrink

D4   Waechter for Iowa

D5   Ann Meyer for State House

D6   Webster County Elected Officials

  1. Fort Dodge Band
  2. Fort Dodge Cheer
  3. Fort Dodge Noon Lions
  4. Becker Florist
  5. Operation Life Saver
  6. Splash Graphics
  7. Air Choice One
  8. Project Blue Light
  9. Opportunity Village
  10. C&S Products Co
  11. Fort Dodge Ford
  12. Richie Lee
  13. Douglas Dreamers 4-H – Webster County Extension
  14. Electronic Engineering
  15. Angel Ride to Save the Tata’s
  16. Hollingsworth School Of Dance
  17. Fort Dodge area USBC
  18. QHC Ft. Dodge Villa Care Center
  19. Olaf Lutheran Church
  20. Dodge Dance
  21. Shimkat X12 cars
  22. Burbank Insurance
  23. Dodge Senior High Robotics
  24. Faiferlick Martial Arts
  25. Des Moines River Valley Antique Tractor
  26. Community Health Center of Fort Dodge
  27. Wells Fargo Stage Coach
  28. Badger Fire & Rescue
  29. Humboldt Model A Club
  30. Daniel Pharmacy
  31. New Covenant Christian Church
  32. Iowa Central Auto Restoration
  33. Lederman Bail Bonds
  34. Fort Dodge Health and Rehab
  35. Friends of Oakland Cemetery
  36. Rabiner Treatment Center
  37. Fort Dodge Swim Club
  38. Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash
  39. Montgomery Upholstery
  40. Rotary Senior Living
  41. Afford a Spa
  42. First United Methodist Church
  43. Youth Empowerment Association
  44. Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
  45. Fort Dodge Evening Lions Club
  46. Heavy B Dj
  47. Fort Dodge Anime Club
  48. Safe Lite Auto Glass
  49. Dayton Championship PRCA Rodeo
  50. Super 8 and Cobblestone Hotels
  51. The Messenger
  52. Community and Family Resources
  53. First Covenant Church
  54. Dodge Pack 3
  55. Silgan Containers
  56. Murphy Tractor
  57. Mid Iowa Towing
  58. Hope Church
  59. CJ BIO America
  60. Marsh Concrete / Gudmonson Service
  61. Dart Buss
  62. St Paul’s Church & School
  63. Wal-Mart
  64. Comedia Musica Players
  65. Becker Ag Sales
  66. Bickford Assisted Living
  67. First Congregational United Church of Christ
  68. Visions Auto Glass
  69. Cricket Wireless
  70. La James International College
  71. Good Shepherd Church
  72. Marco’s Pizza
  73. Light House Ministries
  74. Badger fest
  75. Webster County Democrats
  76. Iowa Central Transportation
  77. Prairie Lakes Church
  78. Habitat for Humanity
  79. Vincent Fire Department

The Line up Map below is a example of what the line up will look like for this familiar with the staging areas.

The Frontier Days Parade Route: The parade starts at Central Avenue and 15th. Street, at the Fort Dodge Fire Station and continues down Central Avenue all the way to the City Square. At, or near the City Square parade entries are announced, make a short stop in front of the reviewing stand, and then they turn right, to the North and they are complete of their part of the parade. A number of entries return along 1st. Avenue North back to their staging area.

Each year the Frontier Days Parade Committee strives to start at right at 10 am. Thousands of people line both sides of Central Avenue, down to the City Square and enjoy the “Showcase Parade” of North Central Iowa.


2017 Parade Award Winners

Best Theme Float
1st- Angel Ride to Save the Ta Ta’s
2nd- Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash
3rd- Community Health Center

Best of Parade
1st- Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash
2nd- Hollingsworth School of Dance

Best Large Commercial
1st- Wells Fargo
2nd- Shimkat Motor Car Company

Best Small Commercial
1st- Becker Florist
2nd- Super 8 and Cobblestone Inn

2017 Frontier Days Parade Awards Results

2016 Frontier Days Parade Awards Results

2015 Frontier Days Parade Awards Results

2014 Frontier Days Parade Awards Results

2013 Frontier Days Parade Awards Results


2017 Frontier Days Parade Political Inquiry

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