These traditional events began over thirty years ago when residents celebrated the season at the old Burt Reynolds Ranch, which then evolved into our annual parade, then hosted by the Jupiter Horseman's Association.
After several years an independent parade group was formed, along with the tradition of honoring a Local Hero as our Parade Grand Marshall. A few years later we added the Craft Fair and Market to augment the celebration celebration after the Parade.
We exist solely to present the community with a family and horse friendly event that brings us together around the traditions of our neighborhood. This year we are bringing everyone together at Jupiter Farms Park with some new and exciting opportunities. We hope you join us as a volunteer, sponsor or participant!
Yes - we are still having a Parade! Read on!
This year we are having a Pet Parade in the Grass Arena at Jupiter Farms Park!
Register now for a fun new twist on our Jupiter Farms Parade!
Everything needs to be powered by foot, hoof or paw. No mechanized vehicles in the arena.
We have different age categories: with Kiddos under 10 (need an adult escort); Juniors 11 - High School Seniors; and Adults.
Entries can be (1) individuals and small groups up to 5 people, or (2) large groups over 5 people.
All entries must be pre-registered - no same day registrations.
Registration Forms are available now - click through to the Parade page!
Introducing "Park Floats"!
This year the Floats have moved to the Park and the public will be able to move around them to enjoy the whole thing!
We will have both competitive and non-competitive community floats or exhibits. Spaces will be allocated, and you can decide whether to bring a decorated trailer like a traditional float, or use tables, tents and any other props to fill the space.
Competitive entries will be judged on TWO aspects – 1) Decorations and promotion of the theme, and 2) Community interaction. Because of the new format we have a great opportunity for groups and organizations to interact with the public. Entries can make their interaction educational, entertaining or a combination of both! We welcome everyone’s creativity, and only ask that entries adhere to the spirit of our Bringing Us All Together for Christmas theme.
Non-competitive entries will be allowed for non-partisan community organizations that want to bring information and opportunities to the public.
Registration Forms are available - click through to the Parade Page!
The Craft Fair and Market is open to independent craft artisans and local growers.
Set up starts at 8:00 am and vendors breakdown starts at 5:00 pm.
What is an "independent craft artisan"? A maker who creates their own goods. No buy-sell items or re-sell items will be allowed. We are having a "jury" process this year just to make sure your products fit the criteria. Click through for more information.
Jupiter Farms growers are also welcome to sell their locally grown plants, vegetables and fruits.
Applications are available NOW! Click through the "Learn More" button. Apply soon because space is limited!
We are excited to offer local non-profit groups and institutions the chance to have an exhibit space for free at our Christmas Festival!
Spaces are 10' w x 15' deep, and will be near the Craft Show and Park Floats/Santa area. All tents, tables, chairs and anything else needed are the Exhibitor's responsibility to bring and clean-up.
Registration Forms are HERE!
"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be part of." - Geri Weitzman
Help us build a great event for Jupiter Farms by becoming a sponsor, helping as a volunteer, and following the safety guidance for the day of the Parade. It takes all of us working together to keep our traditions alive!
We would LOVE to have you as a volunteer on December 4th - and YES, we can provide High School Community Service Hours.
Volunteers are needed at the Parade and at the Craft Fair. Click through to see the positions available and to sign up.
Support the community that supports you! Sponsors help us provide trophies and prizes for the Parade contestants and supports our volunteer efforts to continue this Jupiter Farms tradition. Click through to our payment site for sponsor levels and other ways to contribute.http://www.jupiter-farms-parade-and-craft.square.site
All Parade and Craft Fair activities are official Equestrian Activities and protected by State Law. Please use caution around all horses.
We will be following CDC guidelines for outdoor activities. Please respect those around you and any vendors requesting additional protections.
Jupiter Farms Park will have plenty of parking for everyone! Some spaces near the Grass Ring area will be blocked off for equestrian trailers and emergency vehicles, so please respect those spaces.
No vehicles of any kind (including golf carts) will be allowed in the Grass Ring area between 10:30 - 5:00 on December 4th. (The exception is Event Staff and Mobility Accommodation).
Images here are from our Jupiter Farms Residents Facebook group. We look forward to adding this year's pictures!