The gate attendants were barely able to keep up with the crowd count Saturday as fairgoers came out in large numbers.
“Our attendance yesterday [Saturday] was 27,841. This gives us a total of 77,938 (this is a rough estimate of attendance. We believe there were many more each day but this is the number reported by the gate attendants each day. We know we haven’t captured 100 per cent of the people coming through the dates,” said Yvonne Paulson, general manager of the Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition.
“It’s wonderful to see so many people enjoying the fair. Today is the final day of the mini-chuckwagon races. Youth Vocal Talent Winner will be announced and the Parade of Champions for agriculture is this afternoon at 3 p.m.”
The Finning Canada Pro Rodeo Tour Final gets underway at 7 p.m. tonight.
More than 13,000 showed up on opening day Wednesday, which was plagued by intermittent rain showers.
Presented by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce, the Interior Provincial Exhibition parade was Saturday morning.
More than 90 entries took part, from the community, business, bands, equestrian units, floats, mascots, animal units and vintage vehicles.