LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - Thousands gathered in Lowville Tuesday night to see the annual parade that's part of the kickoff to the Lewis County Fair.
Many sat in lawn chairs that lined the streets.
As candy was thrown and tractors drove by, Mindy Johnson celebrated the tradition with her daughter, Lola.
"I've been coming all my life," Johnson said, "but since she was born, we've been coming and looking forward to it every year.
Lola Johnson says shes excited for this week.
"I like to see the animals at the fair," she said.
Her mom says coming together makes this time of year so special.
"It's always been a family event, this is my entire family," Mindy Johnson said, "and so every year we look forward to coming and spending the evening with out family."
Just down the street, Jim Height was spending time watching the parade with friends from his senior living community.
"It's nice, ya know, it gets us out," he said.
Height said the event is important to him and the rest of this community.
"Well, look at the crowd, that'll tell you right there," he said. "They love to come out to these things."
There’s more fun on the way this week. Wednesday is Children’s Day and Dairy Day, which includes the popular truck pull at 7 p.m.