The Butter and Egg Parade 2008… Welcome to Petaluma.

This is where I live. Petaluma, California, home of the Butter and Egg Day Parade for 27 years. This year the theme of the celebration was Petaluma’s 150th Birthday. The town celebrated in its usual style with a Cow Chip Throwing Contest, a Cutest Chick Contest and, of course, the parade, which I was assigned to photograph by the local paper, The Argus Courier. Here are my top favorites.

On more than one occasion I have said this town reminds me of Pleasantville, and in doing research for this post, I read that Petaluma has often been a favorite for movies because it has an “Americana” visual appeal. And one of the movies filmed here? Any guesses?

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