TRURO - Near-perfect weather condtions are expected for Sunday's Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition parade.
Nearly 70 entries plus four marching bands – CFB Stadacona, 33rd Highlanders from Halifax, Pictou County Pipes and Drums and the Truro Concert Band – will take part in the event.
The theme is 'down on the farm' and mary farm animals, dogs and miniature horses will make appearances.
Parade chairman Gary Burley, along with his wife Barbara, has been busy organizing the parade since last fall, picking up the torch after it was cancilled due to lack of interest last year.
"I want it to be a fantastic day and for families to come out and enjoy it," said Burley, a resident of East Mountain. "We'll have clowns and horses and a few surprises that people will be very pleased with. We'e doing quite a few things that are different."
The parade begins at 1 p.m. at the Colchester Legion Stadium. The route, when leaving the stadium parking lot, includes Prince and Walker streets, Main Street in Bible Hill and Ryland Avenue. The parade will end at the exhibition grounds, with the entries completing a lap around the racetrack.
Motor vehicle traffic will be stopped along the route.
Provincial Hearing Services, owned by Annette Cross, is the parade sponsor.