The Soybean Parade features a wide variety of floats and vehicles from around the Mexico area. The parade regularly features over 60 entries, ranging from giant farm machinery to small groups of walkers, as well as marching bands, fire trucks, classic cars, and many entries from community organizations and local businesses. The parade begins at the Mexico High School and ends at the Mexico Square, traveling East on Love Street, turning South on Clark Street, where it proceeds East on Monroe Street around the square, turning South on Jefferson and then exiting at Jackson and Coal. Lineup begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Mexico High School south parking lot by the gymnasium. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m.
All entries in the parade must submit an application no later than August 24, 2018 to be registered for the parade. Registration forms are available at the link on this page and at the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce offices, located at 100 W. Jackson St., Mexico, MO, 65265.
Completed applications may be submitted to Kate Becker, at the Audrain County Collector's Office, 101 N Jefferson Room 103, Mexico, MO 65265, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also fax completed applications to (573) 582-7221. Candy must be handed out, not thrown. No animals are allowed. All entries are subject to Jaycees approval.
Brick City Bad Boyz II Cruise Night Saturday, 5-8 p.m.
Car and Bike Show Registration is a suggested $10 donation. Registration and parking starts at 5 p.m. immediately following the parade. The show will last from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Awards will be given out at 7:30 p.m. , the cruise out is at 8 p.m. There will be BBQ, Concessions and a DJ on site.
The Graf's Reloading Supercenter Beer Garden is open from 5-11:30 p.m. on Friday and from 12-11:30 p.m. Saturday. Come celebrate with us!
Proper ID will be required from anyone who attempts to purchase alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed out of the Beer Garden.
Try your luck and enter a team into our 2nd Annual Cornhole tournament. Cash prizes!
Carnival Rides are open from 5- 10 p.m. on Friday evening and from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday.