Be In the Parade!

King William Parade Participant Information

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2017 King William Fair Parade!

Applications are closed. Notification of Acceptance goes out March 17th.

Please review the following documents and information below before submitting your application:


The 2017 parade theme is KIDS IN THE ‘HOOD.  The King William Parade now has a new tradition. In 2012 our theme was “Kids are The ‘Hood” and you can see our first Grand Marshal Team for that theme, Stephanie A., Ariel M., Anthony G. and Robert R. (Brackenridge HS), Richay S. and Rey C. (Page MS), and Tatyana B., Mateo H., Lucia C., and Alec T. (Bonham Academy) riding together in the horse-drawn carriage. 2017 will be five years since we had “Kids are The ‘Hood” and our new tradition will roll up a new group of kids from the local public schools every five years.

Selection Criteria

Entries are selected based primarily upon performance and entertainment values. Keep in mind that a large part of the audience will be children. Preference is given to local performance and arts groups not associated with other Fiesta events.

Elected officials representing the King William historic district will be invited to participate by invitation only.

Prior parade participation does not guarantee automatic acceptance.

The decision of the Parade Committee in accepting or rejecting applications is final. Inquiries questioning or disputing the committee’s decisions will not be accepted.

The Parade Committee accepts no responsibility for any expenses incurred by entrants, whether accepted or not.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • February 22, 2017 – Deadline for Applications
    Any application received after February 22 will be considered late. No exceptions.
  • March 17, 2017 – Notification of Acceptance & Invoices Emailed
    We will email notification of acceptance or rejection. If accepted, we will include an invoice for fees due and a reminder to submit proof of vehicle insurance and signed waivers.
  • March 31, 2017 – Deadline for Payment
    Deadline for payment and proof of vehicle insurance. Last date to receive a refund per the Refund Policy.
  • April 8, 2017 – Mandatory Parade Participant Meeting
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Location: SAY Sí, 1518 S. Alamo (at Probandt)
    Your Parade position and route details will be distributed at this meeting.
    Discounted Fair admission wristbands will be available to purchase at this meeting.
    At least one representative from your group must attend.
    Participants not attending this meeting may be denied entry.
  • April 29, 2017 – King William Fair Parade
    Line-up may start as early as 7:30 a.m. The Parade kicks off at 9:00 a.m.

Fees and Required Documents

You are NOT required to submit payment, proof of vehicle insurance, or individual signed waivers with your application. If your application is accepted, you will receive an email invoice with instructions to pay the fees and a request for proof of vehicle insurance (if applicable) and signed waivers. We will send notification of acceptance or rejection by email on March 17, 2017.

  • Proof of Vehicle Insurance (valid through April 29, 2017, for each vehicle)
  • Application Processing Fee (online payment or check made payable to “King William Fair”):
    $25.00 for residents of King William and Lavaca
    $50.00 for non-residents
  • Optional One-day “User Policy” Insurance Fee (online payment or separate check made payable to “King William Fair”):
    $52 for walking units
    $160 for floats on pickups or flatbeds
    $135 for equestrian units

Payment instructions will be sent with your notice of acceptance on March 17, 2017.

No Rain Dates

The King William Fair and Parade go on rain or shine. The Fair is not responsible for goods damaged due to inclement weather.

Refund Policy

Your application is a commitment to participate in the 2017 King William Fair Parade. If a written or emailed notice of cancellation is received on or before March 31, 2017, we will refund your application fee and 50% of any insurance fees. After March 31, 2017, we will not refund any fees, even if we cancel the event.

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