My most favorite night in Ferndale is the annual Lighted Tractor Parade. I love the creativity the local ranchers and other citizens show each year in decorating their tractors and coming up with new themes.
This year was no different, and with a record number of entries and a super slow parade pace led by the chief of police, the parade provided quite a bit of time to admire all the floats. Even better, the conditions were almost perfect. Just enough rain before the parade to wet the streets which makes the reflection of all those lights even prettier, and not too much rain during the parade that I had to put the camera away.
There were lots of great floats this year, and the usual contenders were there, impressive as ever. But the one that made me chuckle the most was this little girl driving her toy tractor, with her little brother riding in the little red wagon she was pulling. Can’t get them started too young!