Parade Kicks Off 160th Chenango County Fair

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 7, 2007 at 11:30 PM EDT

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Norwich, to watch the annual Fireman's parade.

Each year it kicks off the Chenango County fair.

"It's really fun to watch all the cool different stuff," says Jacasa Currie of Norwich.

"The bagpipes and some of the animals that went by and people in their costumes," says Taylor Currie of Norwich.

"Explorers and all the cool old trucks. Saw a pretty neat things today," says Jaden Chesebro of Oxford.

"The cow that was dancing," says Jakrya Brown of Norwich.

Actually there were 3 dancing cows.

All strutting their stuff while doing the Tootsie Roll.

There were also real cows, goats and plenty of other animals.

And don't forget the fire trucks, representing all the fire companies in Chenango County.

Heavy rains came and delayed the parade for a short time.

And while many people went home soaking wet, the heavy rains didn't dampen their spirits.

"She had a blast event though it poured so it was really nice. I like how they do so many community things around here. We always come out for all of it," says Samantha Smith of Norwich.

There were even cheerleaders on hand, to pick up the spirits of those who just wanted to get out of the rain.

The parade ran from Norwich high school down East Main Street and ended at the fairgrounds.

And while many of these people went home for the night to dry off, many said they would be back tomorrow.

For more fun and games.

And hopefully some much better weather.

The Chenango County fair runs all week through Sunday at 6 pm.

Rides open at noon everyday.

For more information, you can visit the website at chenangocountyfair.com.

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