High School Rodeo

October 25th-26th

Christmas Parade of the Ozarks

November 29th

Inclement weather policy: If weather conditions deem roads unsafe for the Christmas Parade, we will reschedule for Monday, December 1st. Please check for weather updates by calling our automated phone system at (479) 756-0464.


Christmas Parade


of the Ozarks


November 29, 2014

Beginning at 6:00p at the rodeo grounds, and making its way through downtown Emma.

Categories are as follows:

All entries must be on grounds by 4:45 p.m. This will allow enough time to get all entries lined up in an orderly fashion and allow the parade to begin on time. Parade leaves Rodeo grounds at 6:00 p.m.

All floats will enter the grounds from the South Entrance on Highway 265 and will form three lines in front of the office to depart from the Emma Street Entrance.

Car Clubs will stage at the Rodeo Grounds (Please Call Office at 756-0464).

Children may be dropped off at the Rodeo Grounds by entering from the Parking Lot Entrance on Highway 265. Do not enter the Main Entrance on Emma Street.

Judging Change 2014 Please Read

Judging will take place during the parade route. If you plan to be judged – your float will need to be set up and ready by the start of the parade. There are no exceptions. Winners will be notified the next week following the parade, and a time will be set for a trophy presentation.

Vehicles in the staging area may not be left unattended at any time! An adult must be with the vehicle in the staging area in the event that the vehicle must be moved.

ABSOLUTELY NO THROWING OF CANDY OR ANY OBJECTS! This will not be tolerated and your float or entry will be pulled from the parade. You can, however, have people walking beside your entry handing out wrapped candy to parade spectators viewing from the curb.

A distance of 2-3 car lengths should be maintained between parade units at all times. Vehicles should travel at approximately 2 miles per hour (walking speed). The adult in charge of the unit is responsible for keeping the unit moving along the parade route. NO ENTRY MAY STOP THE PARADE FOR PERFORMANCES OF ANY KIND – FORWARD MOTION MUST BE MAINTAINED.

Open flames, such as campfires, are strictly prohibited.

Please note – Emma Avenue will be closed to all traffic beginning at 5:45.

Equestrian Units – You can not ride your horses back to the grounds. You need to stage your horse trailers along Johnson Street.

If weather does become a factor, we will make announcements on the radio and have an automated recording on our answering machine at the Rodeo Office (479-756-0464).

Refreshments & bathroom facilities will be available in the Rodeo Community Center beginning at 4:30 p.m.