88th Annual Ancients & Horribles Parade

FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014 @ 4:00 PM

Other Events & Activities
Fireworks : Road Race : Family Carnival : Battle of the Bands : Concert : Chef Challenge : 50/50 Raffle



Nothing is sacred as Glocester locals spoof local and national politics during the famous  Ancients & Horribles Parade on the Fourth of July. The parade first wound its way down Main Street in Chepachet in 1926 and, with the help of many dedicated volunteers, has  continued to delight Glocester residents (and many others) each and every year since. Keep reading to learn more about the Ancients & Horribles Parade and how you can be a part of this tradition.

The Ancients & Horribles Parade Committee was established at the Glocester Town Council Meeting of April 17, 2003. Terms are ongoing. Committee Membership includes 9 voting members, 1 alternate voting member, and unlimited ad hoc non-voting members. The purpose of the Committee is to organize and oversee all Parade related activities (fireworks, fund-raising, grants, vendors, bands, etc.) while observing all Town Ordinances, policies and other guidelines as the Town Council deems necessary.

Volunteers and donations are always needed. Please contact Mike DeGrange, Parade Chair, at
ahparade@gmail.com and let him know how you want to help!

We still have a few spots open for Parade Vendors. If interested, please call 401-217-9966.

Parade participants are requested to pre-register online. Participants may also register by mail or in person at the Town Hall.

All registrants must pick up their entry number at the booth across from Abby’s Restaurant on Money Hill Road between 12:30pm and 2:30pm on July 4th, 2014. You must have a number to be judged.

All registrants must sign a waiver of liability form and follow the rules set forth by the Parade Committee in order to participate and be eligible for prizes!

Late registrations will be eligible for prizes if they report to the staging booth between 9:00 and 12:00 the morning of the parade and prominently display their registration number on their parade entry (auto, float, cart, etc.). Any Late Registrations after 12:00 PM the day of the parade may march in parade, but will be ineligible for the prizes. All participants must sign a waiver of liability.

Participants registering the morning of the parade will not be eligible for prizes, but are required to sign a waiver of liability to participate.


  • No drugs or alcohol are permitted. Any entrant visibly impaired will be referred to the Glocester Police Department.
  • Parade entrants must use common sense and decency in planning a parade entry. This is a family event, and parade organizers reserve the right to refuse an entry on any reasonable grounds.
  • No entrant may throw, spray, or shoot, etc. any water, liquid, mud or other material at other entrants or spectators.
  • No fireworks may be used or distributed by participants before, during, or after the parade while in the designated route areas. The use of fireworks on the parade route will not be tolerated.
  • Any motorized vehicles must be operated by a licensed driver. All vehicle and operator laws apply to entrants. ATV’s and motor cross off-road dirt bikes are NOT acceptable entries into the parade.
  • An entry in the section of Farm Tractors will allowed as long as all “Farm” tractors are roadworthy and safe as deemed by Parade Chair and/or Designee, as well as ONLY operated by a licensed operator of at least 18 years of age.
  • Large floats are required to have a functioning fire extinguisher onboard. See Parade Float Fire Safety Requirements below.
  • Entrants must keep their staging area clean. Bag and carry out what you bring in.

An information bulletin from the Chepachet Fire Department containing important information regarding float materials, safety equipment, etc.


50/50 Raffle

We would like to thank everyone for their support in our 50/50 raffle!

The winners are as follows:

  • 7/4/14- ticket #70 won $114.50
  • 7/5/14- ticket #850 won $265.00
  • 7/6/14- ticket #992 won $25.00

All winnings can be collected at the Glocester Town Hall Tax Collector’s Office Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm. You must bring in your ticket to collect your prize.



41st Annual Road Race
Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 9:00am
Chepachet Union Church
1138 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI

There are four races: a 5.5 mile race, a 1.75 mile race, a 1 mile race for children 8-12 years old, and a .5 mile race for children 7 years old and under. There is a registration fee, although Glocester residents are charged less than out-of-towners, and Glocester youths run for free. All participants receive a free T-shirt while supplies last.

Registration fees may be paid online, by mail, or the day of the race.




Family Carnival   NEW TIMES!
Friday, July 4th — 3:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, July 5th — 1:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday, July 6th — 12:00pm-6:00pm *
BGYSA Soccer Complex
1407 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI

Bring the kids and help raise money for 2015 fireworks!

* Carnival closes at 10:00pm if fireworks are postponed to Sunday evening.




Battle of the Bands
Saturday, July 5, 2014 @ 4:00pm
BGYSA Soccer Complex
1407 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI




Steve Malec and the Electric Flood
Saturday, July 5, 2014 @ 7:30pm
BGYSA Soccer Complex
1407 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI




Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 9:00pm
(Rain Date: Sunday, July 6th)
BGYSA Soccer Complex
1407 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI




Special Ingredient Chef Challenge
Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 3:00pm
BGYSA Soccer Complex
1407 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI

     Junior: Ages 17 and under
     Adult: Ages 18+

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