T&C Giant Parade - Sat. Sept 16th - 1pm
Pet Parade - Sat. Sept 16th - 10am
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"Honoring Our Heroes"
is the 2023 theme.
This should be a very fun parade with a lot of variety!
The Town & Country Days Parade is still one of the biggest draws for our festival and the streets are lined with people every year! Town & Country Days President Bill Kittinger organizes the parade each year and our local businesses have a very healthy competition with their floats for winning the "big" prize. The parade begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 16th, this year. Candy is abundant and kids of all ages bring their bags to load up. After all, who doesn't love a good parade? Be sure to stick around Saturday for a FREE concert featuring Darryl Worley with special guests Mo Pitney and Matt Poss on the main stage!
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2023 Grand Marshall
Dr. Matt Buckman
Dr. Matt Buckman is the Founder and Director of the Stress & Trauma Treatment Center and a Licensed Psychologist specializing in children’s mental health. He lives and works in Eldorado with his wife, Kasey, and his two children, Mattie Buckman and James Hanson. He attends and serves as a Deacon at First Christian Church of Eldorado. Dr. Buckman holds leadership positions for statewide and regional initiatives to improve the lives of children and families, especially those that have suffered from adversity or trauma. He and his family invest highly in the community and work to bring state and national resources to better our community. He has extensive experience working with victims of abuse and their families as they recover and heal from significant adversities. He considers his work in this area to be his calling in life.
Parade Line Up is at 11:30am
at the new Clearwave building on Fourth Street near the Colonial Terrace Funeral Home.
2023 Theme: "Honoring Our Heroes"
**All horses need to have a diaper**
All parade entries will be judged during the parade from the stage.
Plaques will be presented at the stage immediately following the parade.
Trophies are given in each of the following categories:
band or marching units
church or youth groups
equestrian units (all horses must have diaper)
school group or club
Grand Prize Winner
We look forward to your entry and participation in this year's parade.
For mail in registration form click HERE or simply fill out the form below
forms due by September 11th via online, mail, or email.
Bill Kittinger, Parade Chairman
3305 Cottonwood Rd
Eldorado, IL 62930
Pet Parade and Costume Contest
Hosted by Stiltmore Kennels
Saturday September 16th - 10:00am
Line up at 9:30am
in front of the main stage downtown Eldorado at the 5 way
Awards Include the Following:
Best in Show
Pets will be divided into the categories of dogs and other, with the dogs being split into the groups small, medium, and large.
Adult and youth handlers will be separate as well
Placing awards will be given in each category
All youth will receive a goody bag to take home
Pet Parade will take place after the contest
Registration Forms are Due by September 10th
We ask that all pets please be kept on a leash or held, no running free. Eldorado Town & Country Days and Stiltmore Kennels will not be held liable for any damages or injury to persons or animals, all individuals are responsible for themselves and their pets. We reserve the right to make changes to the event based on the amount and variety of entries received.