Maldon Easter Fair organisers have been quick to clarify all COVID-19 protocols were met at the event's Grand Procession on Monday after people raised concerns about social distancing.
Fair chairman Peter Thompson ensured all protocols were met and followed during the weekend's events.
He said everyone who participated in the parade used a QR system to check in.
It comes after Bendigo's annual Easter parade was cancelled for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 safety measures.
Mr Thompson said Maldon's parade could still go ahead because it was much smaller than Bendigo's.
He said Monday's event drew a crowd in the low thousands.
"We worked with the COVIDSafe plans the best we could," he said.
"The Bendigo Easter committee made a decision on what it could handle and deal with and so did we.
"Maldon is a small town and when you get some people in there, it looks bigger than it is.
"If Bendigo had their parade they would easily had over 30,000 people and that just wouldn't have worked for anyone."
Mr Thompson said the Maldon fair was scaled back compared with previous years for coronavirus-related reasons.
"We couldn't do everything we wanted to because it wasn't safe, like for example we cancelled the egg toss because multiple people would be touching the same thing," he said.
"We had the torchlight parade and we changed that location to have a bigger area to space out and we could register everyone that came to the event."
Bendigo Easter Fair Society president Simon Mulqueen said it wasn't possible for Bendigo to pull off a parade of its usual magnitude.
"If you look at the 2019 parade in Bendigo there were thousands of people and we are talking about over 60,000 people at that event," he said.
"The decision was based around the COVID restrictions imposed by the state government."
The City of Greater Bendigo ran a revised Eggs-plore Bendigo at Easter program at the weekend in lieu of the annual Easter fair.
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