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Another dry Thanksgiving Day Parade


Staff writers
October 9, 2012 — Oktoberfest enthusiasts flocked to the Kitchener-Waterloo area Monday to enjoy a sunny Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Jackets, gloves and hot chocolate for those who lined the streets early on Monday
Jackets, gloves and hot chocolate for those who lined the streets early on Monday

Since 1969, the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest has become the largest Bavarian festival in North America. It also prides itself on drawing in thousands of people for the Thanksgiving Day Parade each year.

"And here's a little fun fact for you weather wise," says The Weather Network's Lyndsay Morrison who attended the parade on Monday. "It has never rained during the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade." 

That tradition continued this year as sunshine dominated the skies. 

It was a chilly start for enthusiasts that began lining the streets at 7 am, but as the day went on, spectators were shedding the extra layers. 

"The weather is beautiful, the sun is out, it's a great day," said one person we caught up with along the parade route. "Glad the sun is out, not wet, just perfect," said another. 

Over 150,000 people attended the parade, which included several floats and marching bands. 

Oktoberfest runs from October 5-13 this year.

If you plan on attending be sure to check the local forecast first.

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