The Downtown Hays Development Corporation has announced the winners of the  2018 Frostfest Illuminated Parade. 

This year’s parade theme was “Christmas Flicks on the Bricks,” submitted by Sabian Chaney last year. Chaney served as the 2018 parade grand marshal.

Six judges, including Fort Hays State University’s mascot, Victor E. Tiger, judged the parade entries on use of theme, lighting and creativity. The winners in each category receive $100 in Chamber Cheques.


1st place – Kansas Western Horseman’s Association

2nd place – Big Creek Riders

3rd place – Jayhawker Rodeo Queen and Princess


1st place – Elements of Massage

2nd place – Bullseye Millwright and Welding

3rd place – High Plains Mental Health Center


1st place – Hays Public Library

2nd place – Girl Scouts of the Kansas Heartland


1st Place – NCK Technical College


1st Place – Donna Fleishacker’s “A White Christmas” Buggy

2nd Place – Hays Area Young Professionals

3rd Place – Our Diamond Miss and Pay it Forward Pageants

This was also the ninth year for the Nex-Tech Wireless People’s Choice award, which was voted on by parade goers via text message. The winner of this award receives $200 in Chamber Cheques.

Nex-Tech Wireless People’s Choice

1st place – NCK Tech College

2nd place – Bullseye Millwright and Welding

3rd place – Elements of Massage

The theme for the 2019 parade, “A Kansas Christmas,” was revealed at the end of the parade. It was submitted by Melissa Chaney during the annual Frostfest Theme Contest.