Given that the parade marches three miles, the Washington County Sheriff's Department was out in full force to block and guide traffic. Deputies also kept an eye out for those who had too much to drink. Lutz said she's never seen a crowd like this here.
"During the week there's only a couple hundred, the weekend, probably 5-10 thousand," Lutz said.
"It was like a traffic jam down here when we came," said Ayden Trisco.
Despite a slow ride into the middle of the parade route, it was well worth Trisco's time to show off his Irish pride.
"I have an Irish hat, a bow tie, a Packers sweatshirt," he said.
Whether it's part of their heritage or they're in attendance to be part of the fun, Vaughan-Sykes said everyone was welcome.
"Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day," she said.