Englewood Pioneer Days



Mayor for a Day

The following are the rules for the 2018 Mayor For A Day contest as part of the 62nd Annual Englewood Pioneer Days. They have been approved by the board and will govern the 2018 race. The race is officially open as of May 21, 2018 and deadline to declare a candidate is July 31, 2018.

Any area non-profit may enter a candidate into the “race”.  A $10. entrance fee will collected at the time of the application.  A bio (200 words or less), information about the charity or non-profit you will be representing and current photo will be part of the application process and retained by The Englewood Pioneer Days Committee and will become property of EPD for the sole purpose of marketing and promoting the event. The application should be completed online at the www.EnglewoodPioneerDays.com  along with a place to upload your photo and pay the entrance fee. 

The Englewood Pioneer Days Parade Committee will host the 2018 event and not enter a candidate. The Committee will help established several polling places covering all areas of Englewood along with at least 2 “Mayoral Debates” hosted by EPD Committee during the campaign. It is up to each candidate to provide a secure container, decorated to represent the person and/or charity to be placed at polling places around Englewood.  Voting will also be available on the www.EnglewoodPioneerDays.com website processed thru PayPal. We encourage the “candidates” to find other “polling” places for the purpose of collecting votes as well as holding fundraisers and other events to get out the vote!

The winner is based on the amount of votes collected, (one dollar = one vote). The individual with the most votes/dollars collected will be named “Mayor For A Day” with the funds collected distributed as follows:

For every dollar collected by a non-winning candidate, will be split with 75% going to the candidates selected charity and 25% being retained by the EPD Committee. The winning candidate’s charity will be given 100% of their dollars collected. All moneys must be reported by 3pm on Thursday August 30, 2018 and the “winner” will be contacted on Friday, August 31, 2018.

The “Mayor for a Day” will be officially announced at the Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday September 1, 2018 and receive the “Mayor sash” prior to the start of the first race.  Duties will include selecting the “Mayors Choice Award” at the Cardboard Boat Race, riding in a vehicle for the Parade on Labor Day (vehicle provided by the EPD Committee), selecting the “Mayors Choice” for the Open Car Show on Sunday September 2, 2018 and “Mayors Choice” for the Corvette Car Show on Monday, Labor Day September 3, 2018. The duties don’t stop there, the “Mayor” will proudly wear the sash and be the “Mayor For A Day” until next Labor Day weekend in 2019. Public appearances could also be part of the yearlong bragging rights and helping YOUR charity for more than a day.

The winning charity or the individual candidate will not be eligible to submit a candidate or run for two years, allowing other non-profits to declare a candidate for Mayor. The event is a big fundraiser and we as a board want to give ALL area non-profits an opportunity to participate.


P.O. Box 1411 Englewood FL 34295              941.474.8700                  info@englewoodpioneerdays.com

Two debates have been schedule

The first will be at Howard's Restaurant

 70 North Indiana Avenue

On Wednesday August 22 from 7 to 9pm

The second will be at Ricaltini's

1997 Kentucky Avenue

on Tuesday August 28 from 7 to 9pm

Dinner will be available at both restaurants starting at 5

These debates are all in fun and we hope you will join us and get to know the three candidates.