8 am Vendors must have arrived in Warren preparing for setup. Night-before setup is fine.
8 am Mad Bus begins running from Lincoln Peak (Sugarbush) and Yestermorrow School (Route 100 north of Warren) until 4 p.m. Pick up after the parade is at covered bridge/Route 100.
8:30 am Main Street Warren closed to vehicular traffic at north Main Street entrance to the intersection of South Main Street and Covered Bridge Road, intersection of Brook Road and School Road to Main Street and the intersection of Fuller Hill and Main Street. Only emergency and pre-authorized traffic will be permitted.
Parking for individuals with disabilities will be at municipal building and at the grist stone/commuter parking area. Handicap Parking placard must be clearly displayed.
8:30 am Floats should arrive entering the village from South Main Street and Route 100 (NOT Covered Bridge Road) and line up in the order of arrival or as assigned by the float patrol. Floats and marchers should be respectful of float patrol and stay in the order assigned. Floats and marchers do not need to register; simply show up. No horses allowed. Incorporate the theme: "Live it! Love it!" Color guard, Warren Fire Department, Grand Marshals (Mad River Riders and Mad River Path Association) and other dignitaries go first; the rest fall in line.
8:30 am Buddy Badges go on sale for a minimal entry fee donation at each gate into town – a chance to win a prize by spotting the person with a matching number. All proceeds collected go to support the event, so donations are welcome.
8:30 am WDEV broadcasts live on 96.1FM from the porch of The Pitcher Inn.
10 am Everyone listens for Clive's cannon and the signal to start the parade from the south end of Main Street by covered bridge moving north on Main Street, turning right on Brook Road toward Warren School. Floats may park at the town garage on School Road. Cars may not park there.
11:15 am Parade winds down, Dave Grippo Funk Band (sponsored by Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom) warm up on the porch of The Warren Store and the street dance begins.
Noon-ish: Take the Warren Village path from Brook Road to the elementary school for kids' activities at the school (Brooks Field) led by Melody Showacre and KidVentures. Mad Mountain Scramblers (sponsored by Jamieson Insurance and Building Performance Services) crank up the tunes and Cornerstone Pub sells beer in the designated beer garden. Food vendors begin serving food.
There is no alcohol allowed in Warren Village with the rule strictly enforced by security personnel.
Please respect the rules.
Limited street opening as crowds disburse. Warren Village Main Street from intersection of Brook Road south to Flat Iron Road will remain closed until band is done and street is swept.
Noon: Sugarbush opens disc golf, lift-served mountain biking, zipline, BBQ, live music, kids' activities and more.
3 pm Warren Village and Brooks Field activities wind down, streets reopen.
4 pm Madbus ends its free shuttle service to Yestermorrow and Lincoln Peak.
6 pm The Detonators appear at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak for the evening.
9:15 +/- Fireworks at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak. Arrive early.
Key Features this year:
• "Live it! Love it!" is the theme; use it with creativity!
• Recycling bins by the large dumpster at The Warren Store and at Brooks Field for glass, plastic and paper. Sponsored by Casella and Mad River Solid Waste Alliance.
• Event organizer this year, Rebecca Baruzzi. Doug Bergstein and Allison Duckworth are parade announcers. Spike Brodeur is float patrol; Karen Anderson and Audrey Mosley are judge handlers.
• Dumpster Dynamo, sponsored by Casella (street cleaners), is Jeremiah McHugh and Katie Finnegan.
• Happy Tail: Please leave dogs at home.
• Clean Streets: There are always spare trash bags in the cans on the street. Those who encounter a full can, feel free to pull out the full bag and replace with an empty bag.