Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sunflower Fesitval Parade

In July Altona, my home town, holds the Manitoba Sunflower Festival. It starts on Friday with a few things happening around town, but Saturday is the big day. Everything begins with the morning parade :)

Waiting for the parade to start. Right to left - Brad (hat), Heather (Logan's girlfriend), Logan, Luke and Zach (friend of the family)

Why does the first thing in a parade have to be bag pipes? Not my favorite sound.

We are only 6 miles from the ND border, and there are quite a few Americans that come up for shopping and the Festival.

Apparently every guy needs a motorized bar stool?

I want one of these!! But maybe in yellow or red.

Just what every one needs! A motorized couch :) The gentleman in red owns the local Furniture store.

Brad wanted a photo of the truck with bubbles.

Last summer Luke worked at Fort Garry Fire Trucks in the Engineering department. Altona was getting a new Fire Truck that year and Luke even got do design a few small pieces for it. This is the Fire Truck.

Since it's a farming community you have to have some machinery in the parade :)

I didn't take photo's of every float or entry - that would just take too long! Stay tuned for Part 2.


  1. Great pictures. I think Brad didn't want his picture taken :-)

    That some high dollar farm equipment. Myself, I like to watch tractor pulls.


  2. That looks like a fun way to spend the day! I enjoy the bagpipes, but I can understand why some people don't! Have a great weekend!!

  3. love parades. We have one every year for our local fair. It consists of school bands, tractors, horses and a few various other things. Can't wait to see part 2

  4. That looks like alot of fun. Great pictures. And I just love the John Deere Tractor...yes, I am of fan of John Deere.

  5. I wouldn't mind owning a motorised couch. Would be a great way to drive to work.

  6. What fun! I love parades. I live in the mountains so the only parades I see are the cows as they go parading by to get their hay. :-)

    Hope you're having a good weekend!

  7. The motorized couch is hilarious!!!!


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