The Western Downtown Parade kicks off the annual Central Kansas Free Fair. The 2017 Parade begins at 4 p.m., Thursday, August 3rd, at 7th Street and Buckeye and proceeds south to 3rd Street and west to Washington Street.

Theme: “Trails, Rails, and Tales”

Judging categories:

  • Commercial
  • Non-Commercial
  • Youth


Entry Form
*If you are having trouble printing this form, try saving the file to your computer and printing from there. If you continue to have problems, copies are available at the fair office!

Entries are due by Thursday, July 20th, at 5:00 pm. No entry fees apply. Entry forms will be accepted by email at or contact the CKFF office.   Parade entries that wish to be judged will need to submit a “Parade Entry” form by July 20th, at 5:00 pm.  Please include a brief description to the lower portion of the parade entry form, so your entry can be announced during the parade.  All entries received after the deadline will be placed at the end of the parade line up, no exceptions.

The Parade Committee will determine the parade lineup and send out notifications the week of July 24th.

2017 Parade Lineup
2016 Parade Lineup Map
2016 Parade ‘Let Out’ Map

Parade Committee:
Baillee Flora

2017 Parade Marshal: LaDell Riffel

2015 Sponsors:
Eagle Communications
First Bank of Kansas
Gibbs Liquor
Holt Motor Co.
Pinnacle Bank
Pioneer Farm & Ranch


2015 Winners

1st: Village Manor


2nd: Proscape


3rd: Jolly Jayhawkers 4-H Club










1st: Proscape
2nd: Farm Bureau
3rd: MKC

1st: Village Manor
2nd: Impact
3rd: Brookdale

1st: Jolly Jayhawkers 4-H Club
2nd: Abilene Parks and Rec
3rd: AHS Activities Float

Pete Shank


Faith Rocks