Parade Trivia and Facts

Fun Parade Facts

  • First Harvest of Harmony was held October 20, 1938.

  • 8 Schools marched in the first parade: Grand Island, St. Paul, Ravenna, Gibbon, Scotia, Central City, North Loup, and Broken Bow.

  • The parade was originally named the Central Nebraska Music Festival. It was changed to Harvest of Harmony in 1946.

  • The 1st Harvest of Harmony Queen was Pelorice France of Gothenburg.

  • St. Paul has the most candidates named Harvest of Harmony Queen with 8.

  • 21 bands performed in the 1948 parade.

  • In 1996, 130 bands marched in the parade "A Guinness World Record"

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