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 9:00 a.m. at the Mexico High School south parking lot by the gymnasium. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Entries Welcome
All entries in the parade must submit an application no later than August 25, 2023 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 Mexico Jaycees ATTN Soybean Parade, PO Box 341 Mexico, MO 65265. Please note, Candy must be handed out, not thrown. No animals are allowed. All entries are subject to Jaycees approval.