Welcome to The Flood Zone!
4th Annual Anchored Mini Boat Parade
Benefiting Union Bridge & New Windsor Fire Departments
July 12-16, 2023
Boats will be anchored in Little Pipe Creek from
Wednesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 16, 2023
Come out and vote for your favorite boats!
(in monetary donations)
The fire departments will compete for a $2,000 prize and a chance to win the Agnes Cup, which will be displayed in their department for a year.
The public will compete, and prizes will be given to the boats who raise the most money in sponsors and votes. (Details to enter a boat below)
1st place prize $500 * 2nd place prize $250 * 3rd place prize $100
Launch Party on Wednesday with DJ Matt Phelps
Live Music all Weekend
Prizes to Boats with the Most Votes
more details to follow
100% of all proceeds benefit Union Bridge & New Windsor Fire Departments;
boat entries, sponsorships, voting and additional donations, and dunk booth
We invite you to enter a boat, for a chance to win $2,000 for your station and the Agnes Cup!
Enter A Boat!
(opens May 15)
AHOY MATEYS!! All you sailors, pirates, fisherman, yachtsman, and other boat enthusiasts get your duck tape, paper clips, and super glue ready for the 4th Annual Flood Zone Brewery Anchored Mini Boat Parade!
We invite all fire departments to enter a boat at a chance to win the coveted Agnes Cup and $2,000 for their station!
Build a boat! ENTRY FORM WILL OPEN MAY 15 (online entries only) $25 entry fee
(payment link provided when form is submitted or checks payable to Flood Zone Brewery)
Get business sponsors! Minimum sponsorship $50
Boat anchored in Little Pipe Creek from July 12-16
Patrons vote in monetary donations for their favorite boat
100% of ALL proceeds (sponsorship donations, entry fees, voting donations, dunk booth) are split between Union Bridge & New Windsor Fire Departments!
Prizes will be awarded to 1st ($500), 2nd ($250) and 3rd ($100) place for the boats with the most cash donations and sponsorships combined!
>The fire departments will be competing separately for the Agnes Cup and a $2,000 cash prize<
BOAT ENTRY FEE: $25
DATES to display & voting: July 12-16
BOAT ENTRY DEADLINE: July 5
Voting Ends: July 16 at 3pm
Winners Announced: July 16 at ~4pm
Secure as many sponsors for your boat as you can!
Entry form will open online May 15
The maximum boat dimensions are: 5’ L x 18” W x 4’ H
Any captain can enter and build a boat, but the boat should float.
Boats must have hardware for mooring, and lights are suggested, but not required.
Captains must get sponsors. Minimum $50 per sponsor and sponsor names and donations are due to Flood Zone Brewery by July 5 (this is a strict deadline for banner printing). Sponsors are encouraged to be visible on the boat with some form of artwork provided to captains (stickers, material with logo, etc.)
Boats must be placed in the creek by 3:00pm on Wednesday, July 12. *Contact us at email@example.com if other arrangements need to be made. Boats will be on display for 5 days in the creek for voting. Captains are responsible for putting their boat in the water (we will assist), and boats can be removed each night, but must be anchored at least an hour prior to opening the next day.
Boats must be removed immediately following the announcement of winners on Sunday, July 16. (No later than 6pm).
Voting by patrons will be throughout the weekend, in CASH monetary donations (although we can accept votes by check made to Flood Zone Brewery or credit card at the register). Please, promote your boat!
If you wish to take your boat out of the water each night, you may do so but they must be placed back in the creek prior to the start of business the following day, otherwise they will remain anchored **weather permitting.
**If bad weather is in the forecast, you must make arrangements to remove your boat from the creek.
Checks made payable to Flood Zone Brewery.
How Do I Vote?
Voting for your Favorite Boat
Visit the The Flood Zone during regular business hours between Wednesday, July 12 and Sunday, July 16 (voting ends Sunday at 3:00pm). There is a voting box where you add your monetary donation for your favorite boat! All boats are numbered, so you just place your votes in the box(es) of your choice! Cash, credit or checks accepted.
(Checks made payable to Flood Zone Brewery)
Current placement of boats in order of votes received, will be posted each day.
NO CASH? NO PROBLEM! You can add your vote to your tab! Get a receipt from the bartender, add the boat number that you voted for and place the receipt in the voting box (or we can do this for you).
You can vote through the DONATION link (will be available here during the week of the boat parade). *Online votes will not be counted in daily totals. Online voting end Saturday at midnight and will be calculated in the total votes on Sunday.
Sponsor A Boat!
If you would like to sponsor a boat, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorships are due no later than July 6. Sponsorship link (will be posted here May 15)