It is time to start submitting applications for the parade this year. It is already lining up to be one of the most exciting parades ever. Because of all the early entries, we look for one of the largest parades in many many years. We are going to cut the amount of units off at 100, and we will take absolutely no entries after July 15.
We encourage all vehicles and entries to be decorated as a parade unit. The parade is for the sightseers and not just for the advertisers. We are encouraging the spectators as well as the applicants to display American flags along the route and in the parade. The theme for this year’s parade is called Hometown Heroes.
For more information, and to submit an entry, click here. See below for some of the entries that have already submitted applications.
THE FESTIVAL PARADE IS LOOKING FOR
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Hometown Heroes & Grand Marshalls
A team of majestic, cremello horses carry the 6th Ohio Mounted Buglers to audiences around the country. Appealing to horsemen, music lovers, and military alike, this group utilizes unique skills and a love of history to educate and entertain crowds at parades, reenactments, vintage dances and various types of memorial events. Performances have included such events as the Dublin, OH St. Patrick’s and 4th of July Parade, West Virginia Strawberry and State Forest Festival Parades, Hoosier Horse Fair in Indiana, and many others along with countless reenactments. 2019 looks to be the most exciting and busiest year yet with performances already scheduled into December.
For more information on their scheduled appearances or to request an event of your own, find the 6th of Ohio Buglers on Facebook or call 937-321-9394.
The Rocket Ship was the signature piece from 1940 to 1965 at the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park.
The Shriner Hillbillies, Clan 8, are from 12 counties in Ohio. They parade to raise money and awareness for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
In partnership with The Kids Zone
The Renegade Equestrian Drill Team is based out of Central Ohio. Members come from Columbus to Piqua to London. The team practices in arenas in Urbana and Covington.
The Renegades appear at horse expos, rodeos, halftime acts, grand entry national anthems, horse shows, county and state fairs, parades, and competitions throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. They performed in Iowa at the John Wayne Memorial Birthplace Grand Opening in 2015. They performed at the Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo in 2017. And they performed at the Pennsylvania All Horse Expo in 2018.
The Renegades have won many awards ranging from 1st place at Freestyle, Rodeo, and Theme competitions and Best Dressed in Parades.
Band Director: Evan Greene
Additional Staff: Tambi McKinney & Megan Banks
These very tall, colorful stilt walkers are known for spreading smiles for miles, traveling the United States to Festivals, Fairs, and Parades. They will bring awesome excitement as they stroll down Market Street.
Back by popular demand, the Duffield Calliope has been passed on to another generation and is returning to the Baltimore Parade. Myron Duffield, the creator and inventor, started in the Baltimore Festival Parade back in the 90’s. And now his son, Jeff, has taken over the business. The Calliope is a very beautiful piece of art you will enjoy in our Parade.
THE RIDING BIRDS
Created by Sally and Jerry Ayers for Sherry Looney and the Loon Crew. These are one person floats that are very colorful and fun.
HOCKING COUNTY FALLEN HEROES
Honoring the 129 Fallen Heroes from Hocking County that were killed in action or missing in action for the period of World War 1 to the present Iraqi-Afghan War. Also honoring the Veteran from Baltimore who was killed in Vietnam: Hurley Millard Boyd.
FISHER CATHOLIC MARCHING BAND
Band Director: Judy Rehrer
HOCKING VALLEY CHAPTER, SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Patriotic and historic descendants of American Revolutionary War soldiers will be marching in the Baltimore Parade this year. They will be in uniforms from that world changing period of time, the American Revolution. These gentlemen honor our ancestors and all veterans by promoting patriotism, history, and education.
WILLIAM MCKINLEY #21 FROM LANCASTER, OHIO
Our objectives are basically the same as those of our National Organization, “To perpetuate the memory of the Republic and the men and women who saved the Union 1861-1865.” The members cooperate in doing honor to all who have patriotically served our country in any war: to teach patriotism, and the duties of citizenship, the true history of our country, and the love and honor of our flag.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB
We are a local antique tractor club from Fairfield County, Ohio.
THE BADER BOYS’ TOYS
a collection of antique John Deere tractors
HOMETOWN HERO FLOAT
Sponsored by Peoples Bank
HONOR FLIGHT COLUMBUS
This float honors our Senior Veterans. The Honor Flight Columbus program honors the Veterans by taking them to Washington DC for the day to see the various memorials made to honor our American Veterans.
BALTIMORE FESTIVAL QUEEN & COURT
122nd ARMY BAND
The 122nd Army Band performs throughout the year in support of military and civilian functions. Military roles including ceremonies to mark the departure and return of units heading overseas, formal military dinners and dances, and concerts for our Soldiers “out in the field”. Parades, public concerts, and musical support for civic functions are just a few of the ways the 122nd supports the citizens of Ohio.
HISTORICAL AIRCRAFT SQUADRON
Military Staff Car
There are 22 Shrine Hospitals across North America where children 18 and under with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
ALADDIN SHRINDERS IN THE PARADE
Legion of Honor
Pipe and Drums
Brutal Brothers Tractor Trailer
Hospitality Fire Truck
Union County Tin Lizzeys