Sections

Avon River Days' 2017 festival a hit with the crowd


Published on August 6, 2017

Published on 06 August 2017

Ernie's Septic Service knew just what to do to make the crowd laugh during the parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

This 1951 tractor, owned by Steve Harvey, was purchased for just $1. It was one of the many antique tractors on display in Windsor Aug. 5.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

This 1949 harvester, owned by Monty Hall, was one of the many antique tractors on display in Windsor Aug. 5.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Antique tractors were on display at the Avon River Days festival, and were featured prominently at the start of the parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

There were lots of smiling faces during the 2017 Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Antique tractors were featured prominently at the start of the annual Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Those who love antique tractors were in for a treat Aug. 5. Some collectors not only had their vehicles on display at the Hants County Exhibition grounds but also drove them in the parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Those involved with Windsor's summer recreation programs promoted the importance of bicycle safety.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

It was easy to spot Windsor's summer recreation co-ordinator Jessie Bryan at the Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Liam O'Hara spread some cheer as he participated in the Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

A mini Wonderwoman stopped by the Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Sparky was on hand to remind folks to stay safe this summer.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

West Hants Warden Abraham Zebian waved to the crowd with his daughter, Zaina, perched on his shoulders. His wife and his sons, Ali and Jad, also participated in the parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

The Royal Canadian Legion's Hants County branch 009 was well represented Aug. 5.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

There were a few marching bands taking part in this year's Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Donald MacCoy, from the Royal Canadian Legion's Kingston branch 98, waves to the crowd.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Princess Windsor 2017 Savannah Sullivan, her child attendant, Maura Macumber, and the 2017 Apple Blossom Festival's Miss Congeniality Brittany Longley (Princess Kentville 2017) road in style Aug. 5 when they participated in the Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Princess Hantsport Courtney Garland and child attendant Abby Sefcik took part in the 2017 Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Sobeys employees and family members waved to onlookers during the annual Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

West Hants Historical Society volunteers showed off artifacts from years gone by.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Home Hardware's Mike Brown shows off some useful lawn equipment as he took part in the parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Frank Reinhardt, Robert Bennett, and Allan Ball represented the Eastern Valley Shrine Club and Welsford Lodge No. 26 during the 2017 Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Shriner Bob Shay had the crowd smiling with his motorized recliner.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

An impromptu water fight broke out in front of the Windsor Fire Department.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Johnathon Benedict, of Royal LePage Atlantic's Benedict Group, was all smiles walking the parade route.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Tractors were in the spotlight during the 2017 Avon River Days parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Ernie's Septic Service knew just what to do to make the crowd laugh during the parade.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Sandra Innes, of Windsor, volunteered to hand out festival pamphlets during the waterfront activities Aug. 5.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Nine-year-old Effa Jordan (aka The Beef), Wendy Jordan (aka Bitta Badness), and Shelly Terkuc (aka Bombshell) helped raise awareness of the dunk tank fundraiser taking place Aug. 5 along the waterfront.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Ethan Steeves throws the ball as hard as he could to try to sink roller derby athlete Wendy Jordan (aka Bitta Badness).

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Roller derby athlete Wendy Jordan (aka Bitta Badness) reacts after being plunged into the dunk tank.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Three-year-old Maddison Lamey, of Dartmouth, had a blast visiting her grandmother, Darlene Lamey, of Windsor. The Lamey family took advantage of the wet and wild pool party at the Hants Aquatic Centre Aug. 4.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Audrey Lamey, 6, of Dartmouth, relaxes in the pool as peers splash around during the afternoon party.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Three-year-old Maddison Lamey, of Dartmouth, giggles as she plays with her grandmother, Darlene Lamey, of Windsor.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

This youngster had a fun time playing in the water.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Youths took part in a variety of water sports during the wet and wild pool party in Windsor.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Emma Mahoney showed no fear as she tried out some different ways to jump into the pool.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

Published on 06 August 2017

Lucas Lake, who is turning two years old this month, seemed to enjoy the pool party on Aug. 4 in Windsor.

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

WINDSOR, N.S. — As the 2017 Avon River Days festival begins to wrap up, committee members are pleased with how well it went.

Starting on Aug. 4 and running until Aug. 6, volunteer Jim Ivey said the event offered something for all ages to enjoy.

“We had great weather; we had a terrific parade and lots of folks on the waterfront plus vendors,” said Ivey.

And, he said, there's still plenty to see and do on Sunday, including the fireworks display that concludes the festival. The fireworks typically go off around 9:45 p.m.

“There's more activity on the waterfront. There's bouncy castles for the kids and vendors. There will be more music, starting mid-afternoon,” he said.

“The fireworks... is always a crowd pleaser.”

Sunday will also feature the Third Annual Tractor Pull at the Hants County Exhibition Park, a fundraising tea by the West Hants Historical Society, Trecothic Creek Railway Rides and plenty of live music downtown.

Windsor Fire Chief Scott Burgess said the department worked alongside various agencies to ensure the changed parade route was safe and accommodated first responders should there be an emergency. He said it came together well and there were no issues.

For more details about the festival, visit: www.avonriverdays.com.