The Harvest Homecoming Parade has a new starting time of 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5.

Reality in 2017.

I’m told the reasoning for the later starting time is to encourage parade participation (iffy) and to provide a natural segue into evening dining hours for participants and spectators alike in the hope they’ll roam downtown (entirely possible).

It seems like a good idea to me. Should we still begin porchside drinking at 10:00 a.m. or wait until 1:00 p.m.?

Harvest Homecoming Parade
Starts: October 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Ends: October 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Place: Start: New Albany High School End: Bank & Elm Streets

The Harvest Homecoming Parade is the official kick-off to the Harvest Homecoming Festival! Come experience over-the-top floats, vintage cars, and loud bands with our Carni-Fall parade. The Parade kicks off at 3:00 PM from New Albany High School, marches down Vincennes Street then takes a right on Spring Street and ends on Bank Street. You can have a front row seat to all the action, along any street!

New this year – A parade “float show” will begin in bicentennial park immediately following the parade and be available for an up-close look at participating parade floats during Harvest Karaoke.