The 2017 Great Lisbon FARMERS FEED THE HUNGRY Christmas Parade presented by the Howard
County Farm Bureau held on December 9 was a grand success!
The snow added such merriment to the annual Christmas Parade which brought together over
1,500 people – parade participants and spectators – to the charming historic Town of Lisbon sitting
toward the edge of Western Howard County.
Led by local farmers driving their festively decorated tractors hauling wagons full of spirited
people, followed by seasonally adorned horse drawn carriages, and saddle horses trotting up
Lisbon’s “Main Street” – the holiday parade with a mission to feed the hungry went off without a
Feeding the Hungry
Thanks to a generous community, over 2,000 pounds (one ton) of nonperishable food was donated
on-site along the 2017 parade route and evenly distributed the two food banks - Howard County
Food Bank and Carroll County Food Sunday. This presented an increase of over 1,200 pounds from
the 800 pounds food donated in 2016!
More than $15,000 was raised at the 2017 Lisbon Christmas Parade through the generous support
of parade participants, and sponsors and spectators! Including this year’s parade donations, the
parade has raised more than $65,000 dollars to feed the hungry; helping people in need.
These funds were presented at a check presentation to the beneficiaries at the April 12 Howard
County Farm Bureau’s Annual Legislative Dinner. Both food banks received $5,000 while $2,000
was presented to both LVFC and FHFH.
The 2018 Parade
Mark your calendars! The Great Lisbon FARMERS FEED THE HUNGRY Christmas Parade is
scheduled to kick off on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Stay tuned and learn more by
Started in 2011, the Lisbon Christmas Parade - known as The Great Lisbon FARMERS FEED THE HUNGRY Christmas Parade - has grown to include more than horses, carriages and the people who ride them. It's grown to include the local farmers, and more! Check out our press archive for information about past parades.