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It's not too late to enter Effingham County Fair Parade
Bible Lutheran float
Bible Lutheran Church’s float moves along Laurel Street during the 2021 Effingham County Fair Parade. It gives a nod to theme: Celebrating farmers past, present and future. Adherence to theme is figured in the judges’ scoring. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

 SPRINGFIELD — There is a spot reserved for you in the Effingham County Fair Parade.

The Effingham County Fair Parade Committee is inviting all businesses, clubs and organizations to enter floats cars and other units in the Oct. 17 event.

“You can enter up until (Oct. 14),” Effingham County Fair Parade Co-Chairman Len Morgan said. 

A entry permit is required. One may be obtained at or by emailing You may drop off completed application to the drop-off box at the fairgrounds or mail to:

Fair Parade Chairman

2302 Midland Road

Guyton, Ga. 31312

The parade currently has about 30 entries and will feature floats, decorated units, cars, motorcycles and horses. Only properly licensed motorcycles with licensed drivers will be permitted and all horses must have a negative Coggins test on board the rider throughout the parade.

In addition, candy can’t be thrown for parade entries.

The parade will start at 5 p.m. and proceed from Madison Street down the main street of Springfield to the fairgrounds.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries in three categories — school, civic (nonprofit) and professional.  Winners will receive $75 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third.

Floats will be judged on the following criteria:

— Carries out the fair theme (0-25 points)

— Well organized (0-25 points)

— Neat and attractive (0-25 points)

— Colorful (0-25 points)

Morgan said he has nothing to do with the judging.

“All I do is line them up, start them out and keep them moving,” he said.

This year’s theme is, “Sow it. Grow it. Show it. Promoting agriculture year round.”

For more information, email or call (912) 667-3879.