Walla Walla
Frontier Days

Sponsored by Baker Boyer Bank

Saturday, September 2nd
10:00 a.m.

Parade Marshals

Ed & Chris Burlingame

The 2017 parade marshal honor will be shared by Ed & Chris Burlingame, a deserving couple whose faces are very familiar at our Fair.

This cowboy is from a pioneering family in the Walla Walla Valley and is the 4th generation to be raised on the family farm. He has been participating on these grounds from the time he was a youth showing livestock as a member of FFA. He attended Washington State University and has spent his life farming and in the equipment business. He served on the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Board of Directors for nine years as the Rodeo Director and has sponsored the Fair through his business venture for several years. Ed is proud to be following in his great-grandfather's footsteps who was parade marshal in 1955.

The “better half” of this union wasn’t raised around here, but she has been around our area most of her adult life serving as a club leader and very active with many youth organizations. She is an attorney in Milton-Freewater, serves on numerous community & show boards and works tirelessly as a volunteer for many non-profit entities.

Together, they have four children, six grandchildren - many of whom are with us tonight. They enjoy spending time with and supporting their grandchildren’s activities and traveling.

The Burlingame's have generously and avidly participated and volunteered at the Fair for many years including working in the arena, supporting the youth market sale, providing hospitality at the Fair, escorting on Education Day and just helping anywhere throughout the grounds where they can lend a hand.

We are thankful for their generosity and participation throughout the years!


10:00 a.m.


Starts at the corner of 5th & Alder, travels East on Alder to Palouse Street, North on Palouse Street to Main Street. West on Main to 5th Avenue. South on 5th, East on Willow, South on Chase to the Fairgrounds.


125 entries including floats, mounted groups, bands, antique cars, marching bands, horse drawn wagons, clowns and more.

Starts prior to Frontier Days Parade. Meet between the Mill Creek Brew Pub & Wingman Birdz & Brewz by 9:15 a.m.

Sponsored by the YMCA
Passes for participants
provided by
World Wide Travel

Former Frontier Days
Parade Grand Marshals

1939 Lt. Col. Frederick Roecker
1940 Sheriff C. A. Woodward
1941 Washington Governor A. B. Langlie
1942 –1945 War Years
1946 Col. Frederick Roecker
1947 Associate Justice W.O. Douglas
1948 W.R. Winn
1949 Fay S. Legro
1950 E. N. Boylen
1951 James Blakely
1952 Hal Holmes
1953 Sheriff J. R. Cummins
1954 Eugene Tausick
1955 E. C. Burlingame
1956 R. E. Burrows
1957 Guy Kent
1958 Roy Kelly
1959 Alberta Dooly
1960 Ed Tucker
1961 C. W. Martin
1962 Clem Bergevin
1963 W. E. Falconer
1964 Howard Burgess
1965 Chet Young

1966 Claude Pennell
1967 Charles Baker
1968 Dewey Drumheller
1969 Frank Maiden
1970 Carl J. Penner
1971 Orin Walker
1972 Preston Hanson
1973 W. L. Teague
1974 Otto Hellberg
1975 Ival Sutherland
1976 Merle C. Brown
1977 Raymond Young
1978 E. A. Duncan
1979 Swede Anderson
1980 Frank LeRoux
1981 Ray Small Jr.
1982 Art Klundt & Martin Dorsey
1983 Fred Strohmaier
1984 Francis Stiller
1985 Frank Curcio
1986 Harold Jackson
1987 Don Thomas
1988 Bob Williams
1989 Margaret Bergevin & Mary Lynch

1990 Harmon Johnson
1991 Peter Brooks
1992 W. L. "Shine" Minnick
1993 Jeanette Hayner
1994 Scotty Cummins
1995 Claro Bergevin
1996 John Thrasher
1997 Ed Stiller
1998 L. A. "Bud" Christensen
1999 George Collins
2000 Bob Stevens
2001 Carroll Adams & Bill Bennington Sr.
2002 Chuck Maiden
2003 Don Johnson
2004 Pat & Rod Ingham
2005 Shirley Dickerson & Greta Hassler
2006 Richard Neher
2007 Tom & Phyllis Donovan
2008 Gale Kimball
2009 Steve VanAusdle
2010 Dave & Maralyn Carey
2011 Connie Vinti & Rose Hof
2012 Leland & Carolyn Hellberg

2013 Pam & Dallas Thompson
2014 Pam Ray
2015 Ron & Marilyn Miller
2016 Dick & Juliann Moeller