Fun Fest: Kids bike, wagon parade returns for 2nd year

By on August 30, 2012

aMaple Park Fun Fest
Bike and Wagon Parade

Saturday, Sept. 1 • 12:30 p.m.
Main Street, Maple Park
Children up to 12 years of age may participate

Cash prizes for the most creative
and the most patriotic

for a form to register

by Susan O’Neill
Maple Park—The bike and wagon parade was such a hit last year that it is back again for this year’s Maple Park Fun Fest. According to organizer Brittany Altepeter, there were 35 entries in the parade last year, and they were “pretty decked out.”

The age limit on the high end is 12 years old, but there is no limit for how young the riders can be. In fact, strollers are also be welcome, Altepeter said.

Contestants will compete for one of two $25 cash prizes—one for the most creative; the other for the most patriotic.

“We encourage people to do their decorating ahead of time, but we will have some decorations available,” Altepeter said.

Altepeter said that participants are encouraged to sign up ahead of time by using the form on the Fun Fest website. However, they may also register the day of the parade at the decorating station on Main Street. The decorating station will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., when the line-up will begin.

The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. and will move down Main Street.

Cream King, the owner of the ice cream truck serving Maple Park, will provide free ice cream to the participants once the parade is over. Participation in the parade is also free.

To access the registration form, visit the Fun Fest website at