The forecast was for scattered showers, the outdoor event was Pt. Reyes Station’s Western Weekend.
We lucked out, the sky didn’t even shed a drop.
Western Weekend is all about an annual parade through town at noon, which lasts at least one hour. And it’s also about Marin County Farm Bureau’s chicken barbecue. This year, MCFB board member, John Taylor rallied up a few portable barbecues and a cook crew to barbecue the chicken right there in downtown.
Driving into town that morning at 10a.m., the aroma of barbecue chicken filled the entire downtown area.
The parade began at noon.
Pt. Reyes-Olema 4-H Club put together this cute float….all about baking.
With every parade, there’s a Queen. This year’s queen is Alyssa Tanner.
After the parade ended, it was back over to the BBQ area to start feeding the huge crowd, ready for chicken.
While the chicken barbecue at Western Weekend is a fundraiser for Marin County Farm Bureau, it is also a service to the community to help feed the crowd of parade attendees.
Such a fun day! So glad the weather held off!