County Fair Parade Winners Announced

2015 Fair Parade Winners
The Hermiston High School marching band was among the first-place winners in the 2015 Umatilla County Fair Parade.

A huge crowd turned out Saturday night for the Umatilla County Fair parade, officially kicking off fair week in Hermiston.

Parade watchers began setting their chairs out as early as Friday morning in order to get a good viewing spot. A total of 145 entries lined the streets of Hermiston Saturday evening. Thirteen entries won first place.

The 13 winners were:

Youth Band: 1st Place – Hermiston High School Marching Band

Adult Dance Group: 1st Place – Fillipino American Community

Youth Dance Group: 1st Place – Irrigon Cheer

Adult Equestrian Group: 1st Place – Snow Queen Elsa

Youth Equestrian Group: 1st Place – Oregon Trail Rider 4-H Club

Business Float: 1st Place – Banner Bank

Non-Profit Float: 1st Place – On Our Way to Heaven, Enjoy the Ride!

Motorized Group: 1st Place – Wyked A&I

Single Motorized: 1st Place – Old Echo Fire

Business Non-Float: 1st Place – Legendary Longhorns

Non-Profit Non-Float: 1st Place – Umatilla Morrow Head Start, Inc.

Royalty: 1st Place – Miss Sapphire Royalty for Autism Awareness

Overall Sweepstakes Award & Banner Bank Fair Theme Award: Hermiston Realty

The Umatilla County Fair gets under way on Tuesday and the Farm-City Pro Rodeo gets started on Wednesday.