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Avon River Days' 2017 festival a hit with the crowd


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.

 

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