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September 23, 2014
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Before the parade passes by

More than 300 tractors snaked their way through Callicoon, NY, celebrating the 18th annual Tractor Parade that draws onlookers from far and wide.
TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox


Another parade is in the offing and is one that grows in popularity with each passing year. That’s right, the Trout Parade! Now in its 11th year, (where does the time go?) the Livingston Manor fish-fest is set to cast off on Saturday, June 14 at 1 p.m. Online information (www.catskillartsociety.org) promises that “local businesses and organizations are known to put their creative hats on and add a witty, wacky twist to their march down Main Street,” and I have no doubt that participants and attendees will enthrall. This year’s theme is “steampunk,” which combines old-school science fiction with retro 19th century style, twisted up with Jules Verne, Sherlock Holmes and crazy robotic design that is bound to amuse, surprise and entertain. Naturally, Dharma the Wonder Dog and I will be there, snapping pics and cheering from the sidelines as this truly unique parade snakes through town, giving Mardis Gras a run for the money. Say hello, I might take your picture!