Parade kicks off fair

Two spectators react as they watch the Umatilla County Fair Parade flow by.

As the parade started rolling through town on Saturday night, the Umatilla County Fair officially got underway.

The event heralded fair week with horses, vintage cars, decorated floats, royalty, regalia and even a real airplane on a flatbed trailer. Candy rained down on the streets as children raced to fetch it. Watermelons, one of the symbols of Hermiston, were handed out to lucky spectators. Grand marshals Dan and Terri Doran led the way.

The fair, which opened Tuesday, will offer 4-H competition, entertainment, carnival rides, rodeo action and a concert each evening.

Parade kicks off fair

Riders on horseback hold sponsors’ banners during the Umatilla County Fair Parade.

Umatilla County Fair Parade in pictures

Dan Dorran, serving as grand marshal with his wife Terri, throws candy to spectators during Saturday’s Umatilla County Fair Parade.

Umatilla County Fair Parade in pictures

A rider in the Umatilla County Fair Parade shows his horsemanship.

Umatilla County Fair Parade in pictures

A horse in a hat walks the route of the Umatilla County Fair Parade, garnering some admiring glances.

Umatilla County Fair Parade in pictures

A little girl clutches candy as she watches the Umatilla County Fair Parade flow by her.

Umatilla County Fair Parade in pictures

Happy Canyon Princess Kaia John rides Saturday evening in the Umatilla County Fair Parade in Hermiston.

Umatilla County Fair Parade in pictures

A vintage car motors along the route of the Umatilla County Fair Parade on Saturday evening in Hermiston.

Parade kicks off fair

Two spectators expressed appreciation for their town Saturday evening during the Umatilla County Fair Parade.

Parade kicks off fair

The driver of a vintage car takes in the view during the Umatilla County Fair Parade.

Parade kicks off fair

Motorcycle riders rumble along the route of Saturday’s Umatilla County Fair Parade.

Parade kicks off fair

A little girl travels the route of the Umatilla County Fair Parade on horseback.

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