King Apple Parade

Sunday, September 22, 2024 

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.  

 2023 Parade Winners

Thank you to everyone that participated in the King Apple Parade! Below is a list of the 2023 King Apple Parade winners. Congratulations!


  1. Don’s Towing
  2. Acentek
  3. Springbrook Village La Crescent


  1. Albertville Royalty
  2. Oktoberfest Royalty
  3. Riverfest Royalty


  1. Youth PEG
  2. La Crescent Robotics
  3. La Crescent Youth Hockey

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

Please direct questions to,