Old Home Week Parade, Saturday July 29

Theme: “Rooted and Growing in Freedom”

Parade line-up and organization starts at 9am at the Freedom Elementary School, 40 Loon Lake Road. Pre-registration to be in the parade is not required.

2016 mini carsParticipants, click here to download a parade guide.

Parade participants are requested to kindly refrain from throwing confetti, glitter, silly string or other items that create litter along the parade route.  While candy is popular, for safety reasons please try to hand it (rather than throw it) to the children along the parade route. 

2016 bass drumsAwards
Best Band or Musical Group
Best Local Organization/Club/Business
Best Family Float/Group
Best Antique Vehicle
Best Classic Vehicle
Best Camp
Best Individual or Neighborhood Group
Best Unique Entry

Judges Grand Prize Trophy: Awarded for the best overall parade entry. This entry must receive points in all 5 judging criteria.

Spirit Award: Awarded to the entry that best personifies a spirit of enthusiasm, ingenuity and originality, and brings the greatest pleasure to and response from the spectators.

2016 veteransJudging Criteria for Floats and Groups

  1. Parade Theme (maximum of 20 points awarded)
    -How well the float, organization or group adapts to the parade theme
  2. Originality (maximum of 20 points awarded)
    -The creativeness and originality in the float, organization or groups design concept
  3. Workmanship (maximum of 20 points awarded)
    -The craftsmanship of the float or detail, ingenuity and creation of non-float participants with the effective use of colors or materials
  4. Public Appeal (maximum of 20 points awarded)
    -Public appeal is the enjoyment of the float, group or organization by the parade audience
    Quality of the first 3 criteria will affect their enjoyment
  5. Overall Effort and Final Result (maximum of 20 points awarded)
    -The overall effective presentation and enthusiasm of the float, group or organization

Contact the parade chairperson at or 539-8312.

2016 Parade Award results

YouTube Videos of Past Parades
2013 Parade Part 1
2013 Parade Part 2

2016 spyders

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2017 Dates to Remember

Ducky Day: June 24
Old Home Week: July 28 to Aug 6
Parade: July 29

Future Old Home Week Dates

Ducky Day: June 30
Old Home Week: Aug 3 to Aug 12

Ducky Day: June 29
Old Home Week: Aug 2 to Aug 11

Ducky Day: June 27
Old Home Week: Jul 31 to Aug 9

Ducky Day: June 26
Old Home Week: Jul 30 to Aug 8

Ducky Day: June 25
Old Home Week: Jul 29 to Aug 7

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P.O. Box 359
Freedom NH 03836

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