The Taste of Saskatchewan Festival is celebrating after setting a new record for Wednesday attendance this week.
Show manager and SaskTel Centre CEO Scott Ford said over 22,000 people came out to Kiwanis Park to sample dishes like fried alligator, chicken poutine and fried pickles.
“It’s by far the best Wednesday we’ve ever had,” he said.
He added by saying those numbers are usually only seen on weekends.
Ford said sunny skies and warm temperatures Wednesday helped and, if the weather holds, the strong attendance could continue.
“We’re tracking to possibly having a record breaking Taste of Saskatchewan,” he said.
Ford noted the numbers could also be boosted by the nearby FIBA 3×3 World Masters Tour, which is set up just a block away at 4th Avenue and 21st Street.
“People will go watch basketball, come and have some food … it’s a great marriage of two really strong events.”
—With files from 650 CKOM’s Chris Vandenbreekel.