Bernie Sanders strolls through downtown Lawrence, gets haircut before fairgrounds rally

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders walks down Massachusetts Street Thursday, March 3, 2016, surrounded by security personnel.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders casually walked down Massachusetts Street around 5 p.m. Thursday, two hours before his scheduled campaign rally at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Along with an entourage of national media members and Secret Service personnel, Sanders made his way south from the north end of downtown, stopping by several local businesses.

Sanders, a U.S. Senator from Vermont, even sat down for a haircut at the Downtown Barber Shop, 824 Massachusetts St., and posed for photos with passersby.