Cleghorn’s old-fashioned ode to the the end of summer is a small parade by Eau Claire’s standards — just the one-third mile length of downtown Cleghorn. It doesn't have some standard parade scenes like marching bands or politicians, but it is packed with what makes up the small rural community of Cleghorn.
Each year is a bit different, but routinely you’ll see kids on horseback, local residents in classic cars, military vehicles, tractors, and schoolchildren. Kicking it off every year are several Township Fire Department fire engines and the Pleasant Valley firefighters who protect the Cleghorn area.
To end the parade is the Ol’ Timers Parade — a comical look into the past. One never knows what folks will come up with, but it sure does leave everyone with a smile on their face and story to tell.
The parade kicks off at 12:30 on the Saturday of the Cleghorn Harvest Fest weekend. Arrive early to get your spot picked out and don’t forget to bring a bag for all the candy!
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