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Judging Guidelines


Here is a breakdown of how points are awarded for each parade classification. This year's "Theme" is West Fest 59. So put on your best cowboy boots and enjoy a fun day in the parade and stick around for the 3rd annual ELk Grove Western Festival BBQ Championship.

Costumes Appearance Restored Performance Formation Marching Attractiveness Originality Creativity Theme Music Originality in Advertising
FLOATS*
Senior Organization Float 20 30 20 20
Junior Organization Float 20 30 20 20
Sr., Jr., Elementary School Float 20 30 20 20
MUSICAL
Organization Band 20 20 20 40
Senior High School Band 20 20 20 40
Jr. High & Elementary School Bands 20 20 20 40
DRILL TEAMS
Color Guard 20 50 30
Drill Team 20 50 30
Cheer Squad 20 50 30
Majorette(s) 20 50 30
Drum Major 20 50 30
Military Unit 20 50 30
MISCELLANEOUS
Children's Entry (child's wagon, bike, etc.) 20 30 10 40
Family & Friends Entry 20 30 10 40
Commercial Entry 20 30 10 20 20
Senior Novelty 20 30 10 40
Junior Novelty 20 30 10 40
Historical Fire Vehicle 20 30 10 40
Historical Entry (1929 or older) 20 30 10 40
Classic Automobile Entry (25 years or older) 20 30 10 40
Automobile Club (25 years or newer) 20 30 10 40
Special Not Judged
Costumes General Appearance Alignment Equipment Conformation Uniformity Of Mounts Horsemanship Uniforms Theme
MOUNTED UNITS
Mounted Drill Team 10 15 15 30 20 10
Mounted Group 10 15 15 30 20 10
Future Horseman 20 20 20 30 10
Novelty Horse 20 20 20 30 10
Working Horseman 20 20 20 30 10

ANY QUESTIONS CAN BE DIRECTED TO PARADE DIRECTOR
via email at parade@elkgrovewesternfestival.org



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