Volunteers from the Quincy Fire Department, including mascot Sparky, make their traditional journey up Main Street. See if they will make an appearance this year. Registration is due this Friday, July 22 for the Saturday, July 30 annual fair parade. File photo

Spectators line Main Street for 2018 Fair Parade

Crowds lined Main Street in Quincy to see everyone who entered this year’s Plumas-Sierra County Fair Parade sponsored by the Quincy Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 11.

It’s become a decades old tradition that Quincy resident David Adrian starts the parade with the firing of the gun powder-laced anvil that creates a large attention getting boom. It’s said that Adrian brought the tradition to Plumas County from Weaverville where it was used to start their annual Fourth of July festivities. At the time Adrian moved to Plumas County he was a business teacher at Quincy High School. He later passed the state bar exam and opened his law offices.

Another tradition following the firing of the anvil — the California Highway Patrol guides the first of the parade participants, this year the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3825 with Alan DeWolf, Marty Byrne, Russell Jennings and Robert Turcott.

The Quincy Chamber of Commerce noted that without the assistance of many volunteers this parade would not have happened.

Parade winners
Boy Scouts Troop 151 and Pack 151 joined this year’s entries in the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Parade held Aug. 11 in Quincy.

Division: Float

Category: Club or Organization

1st: Indian Valley Museum

2nd: Feather River College

3rd: QHS Cheer Squad

Division: Float

Category: Commercial

1st: Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel

2nd: Quintopia Brewing Co.

Division: Float

Category: Individual or Family

A parade isn’t a parade without plenty of royalty. From left are this year’s Miss Lassen County Court with Becky Struthers serving as Ambassadress of Susanville, Gracie Claypool, Miss Lassen County and Princess Ariana Miranda.

1st: Lori Harner

Division: Bands

Category: 1 to 5 Players

1st: Face the Music Studio

Division: Bands

Category: 6+ Players

1st: Quincy Music Program

Division: Novelty

Category: Individual

1st: Nina Peters

Division: Novelty

Showing off the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office’s new Razor all-terrain vehicle are Sheriff Greg Hagwood behind the wheel and the new Quincy area CHP Commander Eric Egide.

Category: Group


1st: Beautiful Feet Dance Company

2nd: Plumas Bank

3rd: Boy Scout Troop 130

Division: Horse

Category: Fancy Dress

1st: Rosemary Balbiani

2nd: Rylie Botts

Division: Horse

Category: Novelty

1st: Kristen Johannsen

Division: Motor Vehicles

Members of Beautiful Feet Dance Company, a faith-based group, bounce and jump their way up Quincy’s Main Street in this year’s parade.

Category: Commercial Vehicles

1st: Sierra Pacific Industries

2nd: Gordon Peard Trucking

3rd: Mike Curran Trucking

Division: Motor Vehicles

Category: Special Interest Vehicle

1st: CHP in their classic Buick

2nd: Ethan Fiolka and Siegfried Fiolka

3rd: Bob Browne and Skye Browne

Division: Motor Vehicles

Category: Classic Vehicles

1st: Feather River A’s

2nd: Will Taylor

3rd: Sierra Cascade Street Rodders

One thought on “Spectators line Main Street for 2018 Fair Parade

  • It was a fun Parade and you’ve posted some great pictures!!!

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