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Huge parade for fair kickoff

By John Miller, 09/13/22 9:52 AM

PRESCOTT – Streets from the Hamilton-Blakely Senior Center to Central Baptist Church were packed Monday for the annual Nevada County Fair Parade.

The fair kicked off with exhibit houses and livestock pens being filled over the weekend, with more to be done before things really get going Wednesday when the carnival and midway open for business. Current weather predictions couldn’t be better for the fair, as clear skies and moderate evening temperatures are predicted the entire week.

However, this year’s fair was one of the largest with more than 40 participants. Several of those on floats tossed candy to those watching, much to the delight of the children on hand. There were even a couple of “celebrities” in the parade as Elmo and Scoobie Doo rode on floats. A pair of firefighting dogs sat on the front bumper of a firetruck with a firefighter between them. In addition, those running for office made an appearance, seeking votes in the upcoming November election.