The Nokesville Day parade drew a crowd to Fitzwater Drive on Saturday, May 18, to celebrate the rural hamlet in western Prince William County.
Parade participants included a grass-skirt-wearing cow, cheerleaders, fire trucks and Citizen of the Year Jay Yankey.
Vendors lined Fitzwater Drive for browsing and buying after the parade.
Looks like it was a great day!
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It was hot enough in Nokesville on Saturday to make one feel as though they were in Hawaii, perhaps wearing a grass skirt and a lei like this lovely cow.
Farmer Jay Yankey waves to the crowd during the Nokesville Day parade on Saturday, May 18. Yankey is this year’s Nokesville Citizen of the Year.
The T-shirt says it all. This young man wasn’t the only one at Nokesville Day wearing his civic spirit.
A climbing wall tested the skills of those gutsy enough to try.
Kids tried their best to stay on Buster the Bull.
This couple looked over the offerings at the yard sale of the Church of the Brethren. Nothing was priced. Buyers could pay what they wished.
These two banner carriers preceded a the grass-skirt-wearing cow who joined the Nokesville Day parade.
Therapy dog Avicii awaits the next petting.
Horse riders move down the parade route along Fitzwater Drive.
Brentsville District High School cheerleaders march past the parade crowd.
This Nokesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue fire truck was one of several in the parade.
Passengers on a Nokesville fire truck wave to the parade crowd.
Nokesville Day attendees walk down Fitzwater Drive, which was lined with stands selling food, jewelry, art and other items for Nokesville Day.