Entry forms are now available for parents who want to enter their children in the annual Solanco Fair Baby Parade.
The parade will be held at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19. Contestants must report to the fairgrounds for registration at 6 p.m. on that date. Judging will begin at 6:15 p.m. In case the Wednesday street parade is cancelled because of rain and is held on Thursday evening, the Baby Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 20, with registration at 9 a.m. and judging at 9:15 a.m.
It is open at any child who is six years old or younger. Preregistration is required. Entries must be received by Saturday, September 14. Entry blanks may be obtained by emailing Barb Tollinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phoning 717-330-5749. No entries will be accepted at the fair office the week of the fair or at the registration table the night of the parade.
The Walking Division will have the following classes: best imitation of a nursery rhyme, or fairytale, best characterization, most original, best team, girl in fancy dress and best dressed boy. The Vehicle on Wheels Division will have the following classes: best carried out theme, nursery rhyme, fairytale or storybook, and miscellaneous. The Float Division will have the following classes: floats (over four-foot by four foot); best characterization, and miscellaneous. mini-floats (four foot by four foot or smaller); best carried out theme; nursery rhyme, fairytale or storybook; and miscellaneous.
Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for the Best of Show in each division. Entries must be hand pulled. No live animals are permitted.