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Sunday June 4 1:00pm

cheese festival grand parade

The Pine Island Cheese Festival is excited to announce our 2023 Grand Parade. We hope each and every one of you will take the opportunity to participate in this event and join us as we celebrate the city we call home and the 87th year of Cheese Fest.  The parade will begin on Sunday, June 04, 2023 at 1:00 PM.  Line-up begins at 11:00am

Parade Lineup

1    Goodhue County Sheriff
2    American Legion Honor Guard
3    Remember Their Sacrifices
4    Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Pipe & Drums
5    Honor Guard - Fire Department
6    Pine Island Fire Department
7    Oronoco Fire/First Responders
8    Grand Marshall - Doris Glamm
9    Rochester Shrine Cycle Patrol
10    Meints Chiropractic & Wellness
11    Frandsen Bank
12    Small Town Media & Production
13    LP Collision and Island Tire
14    Pine Island Big Cheese
15    NextEra Energy Resources
16    Pine Island Paws
17    M&M Lawn & Leisure
18    Island Market
19    OnTrend Boutique
20    Girls Scouts of America
21    AR Auto Care
22    Miss Angie's Place
23    The Little Hair Salon
24    DeCook Drainage
25    PIHS Class of 1973
26    Goodhue Cty Sheriff Bearcat Horses
27    Land O Lakes
28    Larson Siding & Windows
29    Middle River Tree Service
30    Kats Excavating
31    Flagship Chevy LLC
32    Boy Scouts Troop 69
33    Pine Island FFA Chapter
34    Dodge County Dairy Princess
35    Paradigm Dance Project 
36    Bob the Bug Man
37    Pine Island United Methodist Church
38    Goodhue Habitat for Humanity
39    Pine Island Panther Youth Wrestling
40    Olmsted County Dairy Princess
41    Treasure Island Resort & Casino
42    Prairie Island Indian Community
43    Nicole Mills Photography
44    Bevcomm
45    Cannon Valley Fair
46    Bellechester Lions Club
47    Peak Remodel & Design Solutions
48    Smiley Face Car
49    Island Riders Saddle Club
50    Pine Island Girls Basketball
51    Pine Island Lions Club
52    Texas Roadhouse
53    St. Paul Lutheran Church
54    Mayor (David Friese) 
55    Promised Meadow horses
56    Prinvest Advisors
57    Lisa Levi, the Free Book Buggie
58    Miss Mazeppa
59    Visiting Angels
60    Goodhue County Republicans
61    Legacy Concrete
62    Historical Couple of Pine Island (Kim/Carol Tipka) with Spirit Club
63    Pine Island Spirit Club/Cheesely
64    Mini horses/carts
FEED    Classic Tractors



General Rules

  • Entries in the parade must adhere to line-up times. This information will be communicated prior to the festival. 

  • A valid driver’s license and insurance information for the unit will be required at check-in for units that are motorized. 

  • Unless approved prior to the parade, vehicle count is limited to 4 vehicles per unit. 

  • Please keep the parade moving and avoid large gaps between units. All units are required to maintain a forward motion. 

  • All units will refrain from squirting water. 

  • Entries with animals must provide their own clean up. 

  • In the event of heavy rain, lightning, thunder, and/or hail, the parade will be delayed up to one hour. If there is a break in the weather, as determined from the present conditions, weather reports, and the discretion of the parade committee, the parade will start in its scheduled order. If the weather remains severe, the parade will be canceled. 

  • Paid parade entries in attendance will be paid if the parade if cancelled. If your entry is not present, you will not be paid. 


  • All units need to stop by the yellow Lions check-in tent between 11AM-Noon to sign in and get a line-up position.

  • The tent is located at the corner of 1st Ave SE and 2nd St SE. (American Legion property/main entrance of PI High School). 

  • Line-up begins at the corner of 3rd St SE and 3rd Ave SE. Line-up streets include 3rd Ave SE (N+S), and 4th St SE (E+W)

  • The parade route travels N along Main St to 3rd St NW. At that intersection it turns W toward Pine Haven Care Center.

  • End point is Collins Park at the corner of 3rd St NW and 3rd Ave NW. Make arrangements to pick up marchers at Collins Park.

  • For-profit businesses must have their entry fees paid prior to marching. You may do so in person by check, or by mail PO Box 217 Pine Island, MN 55963.

  • Paid units can pick up their fees at the yellow check-in tent prior to marching.

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