There is no doubting the enthusiasm for the Easter hat parade in the Macksville community.
Balloons were decorating the main street before the shops opened and crowds were gathering on the footpath well and truly before the kids started their proud march.
But it was all well worth it - what a fabulous array of colour and decorations, including the curious and kooky, passed before our eyes.
The Guardian News had the pleasure of a top spot to collect a whole lot of photos that will make you smile ... and felt well included in the love with multiple greetings of 'Happy Easter'.
Incredibly that beloved festival of chocolate is now only a week away - hopefully you have your stashes organised!