It was a day for the wee little town of Douglas to become 'the place to be' in the valley....thousands of people descended upon the village.
And it was spectacular.
The entertainment started in the late afternoon in the downtown. The 4-H square dancers started it off...
And then there was dancing in the street.
At the other end of town the floats were arriving and people were preparing....and visiting....and eating.....and celebrating.
The theme for our float this year was "Dwyer's Patayda Patch"....because we grow pataydas and eat pataydas....and we love pataydas.
We had two rows of tissue paper pataydas with a scuffler in the middle. We all took turns scuffling those pataydas.
Time to get on those stepdancing shoes and tune up the fiddle....
The floats are all so creative....and so much fun!
Everybody ready? Time to go....
I'm not sure how many floats there were....maybe 70.
The crowds were amazing....probably about 5000 people.