Every year, parade applicants have the option of entering into a judged portion depending on their category. The top three contestants in the float, school marching band, equestrian, cheer and wheels categories all had cash prizes up for grabs and the results have been tallied. Certain categories held only one or two entries with the winner taking home the first-place prize money.
2017 Happy Trails Parade Winners!
- 1st Desert Rocks Film & Music – Float (TIE)
- 1st Apple Valley Animal Services – Float (TIE)
- 2nd Mojajve Historical Society
School Marching Band Category
- 1st Granite Hills Mighty Cougars
- 2nd Sitting Bull Academy & Vanguard Preparatory
- 3rd Apple Valley High School
Drill & Cheer Category
- 1st Apple Valley Rattlers
- 2nd PCM Cheer & Tumbling
- 1st High Desert Antique Power Association (TIE)
- 1st Drylie Clan Builds Memories (TIE)
- 2nd Messenger Family, 1930 Ford Model A Sports Coupe
- 1st Kathy Bradigan