Apple Festival Parade

Wrap up Apple Festival weekend with the Grand Parade down historic Rittenhouse Avenue! 

The parade features the Pipes and Drums of Thunder Bay, Apple Orchard Floats, High School Band performances and a Mass Band playing "On Wisconsin." 

If you are interested in participating in the parade, please download and submit the below forms to the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau. 

Parade Applications

*Band and float application deadline is Friday, September 16.*

  • Band directors will be notified by Monday, September 26 whether their band is accepted into the 2022 Mass Band. The Mass Band will be limited to 9 bands.
  • School bands will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis per the date of the application received. The Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau reserve the right to approve or deny all applications.
  • Any band interested in participating in the Mass Band march is required to know the music to ON WISCONSIN proficiently and play while marching. If you are in need of sheet music, contact Carol Fahrenkrog at
  • There is no school bus parking on Hwy. 13 (Sixth St.) prior to the parade. All school buses must park in their designated area on Broad St. prior to 1pm.
  • Loading or unloading of students on Hwy 13 (Sixth St.) or Manypenny Ave. is not permitted. Any bus arriving after 1pm will be required to unload on Seventh St.
  • The parade begins at 2pm
  • Line-up notification and instructions will be emailed by September 30.