King Apple Parade Event Details

See below.


King Apple Parade

Thank you to everyone that participated in the King Apple Parade! Below is a list of the 2021 King Apple Parade winners. Congratulations!


  1. WXOW News 19


  1. South Dakota Snow Queen Festival
  2. Oktoberfest
  3. Cranberry Fest


  1. La Crescent Montessori & STEM School
  2. La Crescent Youth Hockey
  3. Nicole’s School of Dance

Marching Band Class C

  1. Aquinas High School
  2. Luther High School
  3. Houston High School

Marching Band Class B

  1. West Salem High School
  2. La Crescent High School

Marching Band Class A

  1. Onalaska High School
  2. Holmen High School


The La Crescent Apple Festival Board of Directors cordially invites you to participate in our Annual King Apple Parade. Each year, the King Apple parade is held on the Sunday of Applefest at 1:00 PM in La Crescent, MN.



The parade starts at 1pm. The staging area will open at approximately 10 am. We request that all units enter town as soon as possible and make their way to the staging area as indicated on the map that you will receive prior to the parade. All units should be in the line-up no later than 12:15pm. There will be parade official available after 10:30 am to direct you if needed. All units will be judged DURING the parade. The judging stand will be located at the corner of South 2nd and Oak Street. ALL BANDS will stage near Prince of Peace Church parking lot West of N. Hill St. and transportation should proceed to the HS parking lot for post-parade pickup. 

Candy may be handed to spectators but should not be thrown from moving units. All equestrian units must provide clean up. Due to small children in attendance at the parade, please be cognizant of any use of extreme noise makers, such as airhorns. 

The Applefest Board of Directors will greet you at the end of the parade. Disassemble your unit PAST the high school, after the Board of Directors.  

Awards will be announced after completion of the parade, in the King Apple Tent on the fest grounds. 

La Crescent Apple Festival requires a certificate of insurance from all motorized parade vehicles. Please attach your certificate of insurance to the application below, or have it sent to the email listed below. All for profit units must send a registration check to the address listed below for $75. Please write ‘Parade’ in the memo line. Non-profit units will have the registration fee waived.  


Please submit your registration form by September 14. 


Information regarding the staging area, line up numbers, judging and place of awards presentation will be posted on this website’s Parade News – Blog page before the parade. 




Online parade entry form:

  • Please enter a name that will be used in the lineup, and parade mailing.
  • Please attempt to use an address that will reach your organization regardless of personnel changes.
  • Please attempt to use a phone number that will reach your organization regardless of personnel changes.
  • Email will only be used save postage on Applefest parade correspondence. Please attempt to use an email that will reach your organization regardless of personnel changes.
  • Please enter a short description of your unit that will help with distance calculations. (e.g. walking unit, car, truck and trailer, semi tractor and trailor)
  • Provide copy as you would like it heard on the air by our TV Broadcasters.
  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
    If you don't have an electronic copy please mail proof of insurance and payment to Parade Chair, PO Box 65, La Crescent, MN 55947

Contact Information

Bridget O’Connell – Chair
Verissa Jonsgaard – Committee Member
PO Box 65, La Crescent, MN 55947