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Parade and Float

Float and Parade Guidelines

***Registration Form for Float/Parade Entry here***








3rd Place



2nd Place



1st Place



Parade Line Up:

Parade will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 28.  Parade line-up will begin at 3 p.m. that day.  All participants must be there by 3:45 p.m.  If your float is late, you will not be allowed to participate.  Staff will place floats in order to ensure safety and flow of the parade. 

Float Contest Rules:

Skit: There will be a three person judging panel halfway through the parade route.  While at the judges’ table, you will be judged on three different categories that will determine the best floats of Homecoming 2014.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to perform a skit, no longer than two minutes, to highlight your float and group as a whole.

Judging: Your float will be judged on the three categories listed below.  Each category will be scored on a 1 to 10 scale with 10 being the highest possible score for each category.  The judges’ scores will be added up and the float with the most overall points will win 1st place.  Plaques will be given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. 

  • Originality and Creativity
  • School Spirit, including enthusiasm and UNC Asheville pride
  • Craftsmanship and Attractiveness, including design, appearance and presentation

Safety Requirements:

  • Each float rider must have appropriate body support or hand holds. 
  • Float riders are not permitted to throw anything from the floats.
  • If you want to distribute items, you must have walking participants.
  • No getting on or off moving floats.
  • No standing or walking between tow vehicle and trailer.
  • Float riders not permitted on vehicle roofs or on roof racks.
  • Float driver must have 180 degree vision.
  • No smoking, consumption of alcoholic beverages, or use of drugs allowed on any float.
  • Must maintain control of animals.
  • Must maintain a set distance from the float ahead of you.  50 feet.
  • Must not engage in negative behavior outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

 Please note that the primary contact of your group must attend a mandatory safety brief on Friday, February 28 at 3:15 p.m. The location of this meeting will be at the start of the parade route (between Brown Hall and Rhodes Robinson). Have questions? Contact Blair Jenkins at or Erin Spence at



Last edited by on January 15, 2014