“Take The Plunge, Kick Up Your Heels, And Get Ready To Rock” at the Freestone County Fair and Rodeo!

The 2017 Freestone County Fair Parade is set for Monday, June 12. The exciting annual parades always kickoff for the County Fair, kicking a week of fun and festivities in to high gear.

Parade Chairman Vanessa Smith, who is coordinating the event with daughters Michelle Watterson and Lisa Schick, reports that there were 150 entries last year and expects to easily reach that number again.

Up for grabs as top prize is the “Spirit of Freestone Award,” a traveling trophy currently held by multiple winner, Incommons Bank. This trophy is awarded to the local organization or business that best represents or interprets the theme. This year’s unique theme, “Take The Plunge, Kick Up Your Heels, And Get Ready To Rock,” promises unlimited excitement along the parade route.

Prizes of $50 each will be given to entries denoting the Most Creative, Most Entertaining, and Most Beautiful.

The parade each year contains a little bit of everything, floats, antique vehicles, marching bands, fire trucks, Miss Freestone County and Miss Teen Freestone County pageant contestants, winners from the Little Miss Freestone Pageant, bicycles, motorcycles, horses, and more.

The parade is slated for a 7:00 p.m. start.

Entries must be lined up in assigned spaces by 6:00 p.m. for judging.

Participants in the Best Dressed Cowboy and Best Dressed Cowgirl, open to ages eight and under, will be judged at 6:00 p.m. Cowboy and Cowgirl participants must be able to sit on a horse by themselves.

For safety reasons, candy and other objects cannot be thrown along the parade route from moving vehicles. Walkers, however, may throw candy.

Parade entry forms are necessary so the Parade announcers have information about each entry and are available at all newspapers in Freestone County, The Chamber office, and at Texas 99 Radio station completed entry forms can be dropped off at Texas99 Radio station across from the hospital.


For entry and parade information call Vanessa Smith at 903-389-6938 / 903-388-2920, Michelle Bottoms Watterson  903-390-0935, or Lisa Schick at 903-390-0934.