Cowan Parade Facebook PageThe 49th annual Cowan Christmas Parade will be held onSaturday, Dec. 7, 2013 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Cookie’s Corner and proceeding down Cumberland Street through the downtown area to end at Cowan Elementary School.

The theme for the 2013 parade is “Racing to Christmas”. This theme was chosen by the committee in conjunction with our choice of grand marshal this year. We are excited to announce that Ryan Gifford, Drive for Diversity and NASCAR Next driver from Winchester, Tennessee, will be traveling from his home in North Carolina to serve as our grand marshal. We encourage participants to showcase their interpretation of the theme on their floats. Over $2,000 in prize money will be awarded for parade entries in six different categories.  (Download Parade Entry Form)

“The parade committee invites you to come out and share in the fun and excitement of the annual Christmas parade in beautiful Cowan, Tennessee. The parade with its marching bands, colorful floats, and the Shriner’s Tin Lizzie Unit marks the official start of the Cowan holiday season. The deadline for submitting parade entry forms is Wednesday, November 27 at 12:00 noon. For the last 48 years, as many as 5,000 Franklin Countians and visitors from surrounding areas have enjoyed the parade and we look forward to another wonderful parade for 2013.

We are once again sponsoring the “Cowan Christmas Market” at Monterey Station on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. Door prizes will be given away each hour on Friday night. We are currently selling booth spaces and will have multiple vendors with a wide variety of products. We invite everyone to visit the market and get some of your Christmas shopping done. Booths will be open for business from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6. In addition, we will offer free photos with Santa (starting at 5:30 pm), face painting, entertainment, and other activities for your enjoyment during the evening. Saturday hours for vendors will be from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to visit with the Grand Marshal before and after the parade at Monterey Station. Refreshments will be served after the parade.  (Download Vendor application.)

Sponsors are still needed for this year’s parade. For more information or to obtain a parade entry form or a market booth, call 967-7318. Please like us on our Facebook page (Cowan Christmas Parade and Marketplace).

Photos from the 2013 Parade and Market are on our Facebook Page

Photos from the 2011 Christmas Parade


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