Mayor for a Day

The following are the rules for the 2019 Mayor for a Day contest as part of the 63rd Annual Englewood Pioneer Days. They have been approved by the board and will govern the 2019 race. The race is officially open as of June 15, 2019 and deadline to declare a candidate is July 15, 2019.

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 and fee can be completed online at the  under events and your photo will need to be emailed to . 

The Englewood Pioneer Days Parade Committee will host the 2019 event and not enter a candidate. The Committee will help establish 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 secured container, decorated to represent the person and/or charity to be placed at polling places around Englewood. The candidate will be responsible for collecting funds.  Voting will also be available on the 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! It’s up to YOU to WIN with the MOST VOTES!

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:

ALL candidate’s charity will be given 100% of their dollars collected. All moneys must be reported by 3pm on Thursday August 29, 2019 and the “winner” determined by collecting the most votes/funds will be contacted on Friday, August 30, 2019. NO FUNDS retained by the Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and Festival Committee.

The “Mayor for a Day” will be officially announced at the Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday August 31, 2019 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, selecting the “Mayors Choice” for the Open Car Show on Sunday September 1, 2019,  riding in a vehicle for the Parade on Labor Day (vehicle provided by the EPD Committee), and selecting the “Mayors Choice” for the Corvette Car Show on Monday, Labor Day September 2, 2019. 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 2020. Public appearances could also be part of the yearlong bragging rights and helping YOUR charity for more than a day.

All participating charity and/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.

©EPD 2019

Event Chair: Dave McFayden

P.O. Box 1411 Englewood FL 34295              941.474.8700        
Englewood Pioneer Days

63rd Annual

Englewood Pioneer Days

Two debates will be scheduled