Marchin' Right On Down Main Street!


The theme was "Bringin' Home the Chops Since 1954" and the color scheme appeared to be red, white and blue...and pig pink! And that's what the 2014 Hog Days parade seemed to be all about in a 90 minute spectacle that wound its way from one side of town to the other over a two mile route.

When Hog Days began its run on Labor Day weekend, the parade was held on Monday as a Labor event.  In the early 1970s, it moved to Saturday and became the Hog Days Parade and nowadays serves the purpose of honoring America, Labor and our agricultural roots all in one.

Upon entering the parade, all applicants are categorized with awards going to those judged best in each of the categories. For 2014, the winners included:

  • Great Dane Trailers - Commercial Award
  • Kewanee YMCA - Not for Profit Award
  • Kewanee Food Pantry - Mayor's Cup Award
  • Windish Transfer - Sweepstakes Award
  • Colors Unlimited - Most Original
  • Parade Marshal was Dave Clarke, columnist and reporter for the Kewanee Star Courier.

    You can get more information regarding entry in the 2015 Hog Days Parade from the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce or by clicking here.

    Come join us Saturday, September 5th, 2015 at 2 PM for one of the lynchpins of our Labor Day weekend celebration that is viewed by several thousand...the annual Hog Days Parade!


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