2016 Holiday Parade & Festival Information 

Join the BBA for the Historic Buford Holiday Festival and Parade ~ a fun filled day of Stage Performances, Vendors, Shopping, Giveaways, Holiday Treats and an exciting Parade! This annual festival draws residents and families in the City of Buford and the surrounding area together to showcase all the great businesses, venues and people that make up the Historic Buford Area. In previous years this event had more than 1000 parade participants, 400+ school children and local artists on the stage and 75+ vendors and nearly 4000 attendees enjoyed the festivities.this in an outdoor event, rain or shine.

There are several ways to participate and registration is required to get involved.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Vendor Booths Available
  • Free Parade Participation
  • Free Stage Participation
  • Holiday Gift Bag Inserts & Giveaways
  • Event Day Volunteers

**Sponsorship Deadline 11/7/15 for all advertising benefits!

Vendor Booths

$50 Current BBA Members/$100 Non BBA Members

$150 Food Vendors includes Day Of Permitting (add $15 for electrical access - no heaters, fans, high electrical appliances without prior consent)

These approx. 10x10 outdoor spaces are available to sell products or showcase your business.

There is limited electrical accesses (additional fee) and is available on a first come, first served basis through your registration.

Tents are encouraged, but not required.

You will receive specific instructions for the vendor set up/break down - times, parking, assistance available... approx. 10 days prior to the event. There is special pricing for BBA members and those who wish to become members. $50 discount for members (must be member in good standing at the time of registration), $100 for non-members - Electrical Access Additional $15.00 Food Vendors require an additional permit issued by the City of Buford and must be licensed to provide food for consumption, additional forms will be emailed to you. All food and beverage items other than wrapped candies must be approved for sale or giveaways.

Holiday Gift Bag

$25 Available until 11/16/2016 at 4:00 p.m. 500 holiday gift bags will be distributed during the event. These valuable bags will contain coupons, brochures and literature as well as freebies for attendees. Submission of your materials is included for $25.00 or FREE With Sponsorship Packages. This is a great opportunity to have a presence at the event even if you are unable to attend and would like to market your product or business. This benefit is free to all sponsors and vendors.

Marketing material to be included must be delivered to Pinnacle Custom Signs during their business hours, Monday - Friday.

Deadline for material drop off is Friday 11/18/2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Pinnacle Custom Signs
5170 Belle Wood Ct
Buford, GA 30518
(678) 714-8700

Stage Performances

Free to participate, but registration is required to communicate your activity & staging needs. Every consideration will be given to your time preferences and space requirements. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase the amazing talents of local school groups, karate and dance organizations, local singing and performance artists and educational speakers.

Register early before the stage schedule is full!

The BBA reserves the right to decline registration if deemed inappropriate for the event.

Parade Participation

Free to participate, but registration is required so we can keep you informed of timing and line up instructions. Parade participants will line up at Tannery Row and travel along Main Street. The parade will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. and we ask that you arrive in the Tannery Row parking lot between 9:30-10:30 a.m. We will be giving awards and recognition to some of the best, most creative and funniest floats & displays, so bring your imagination and spirit with you!

Register Now

We look forward to working with you to make this the best BBA Holiday Event to date.

 If you have questions or comments about your registration, special needs, or other organizational assistance, email (preferred) Dannella@OakwoodOccasions.com or call 678-677-3858.

If you have questions concerning a BBA membership, please email the Buford Business Alliance at membership@visitbuford.com

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