An estimated 80,000 to 85,000 people attended the Utah Arts Festival, which concluded Sunday evening in Salt Lake City.
No official count will be available for a few days. But if that figure holds up, it will reflect about 4,000 to 5,000 more than attended shows last year, Phyllis Schubach, publicity director for the show, said Monday.She said gate admission revenue will be up this year over money received last year, but she declined to speculate how much.
Schubach said to her knowledge there were no problems with crowds or arrests by police during the festival, which began Wednesday noon. Law enforcement officers reported that they issued a few citations for possession of alcohol by minors, but, overall, said there were no major problems at the festival.
Schubach said she and other staff members feel the festival, now in its 12th year and operated by a non-profit organization, was successful.
More than 1,000 volunteers were recruited for work during the 5-day show, and about 100 were dismantling equipment and doing other work Monday. That effort began immediately after the festival ended at 6 p.m. Sunday and will take about three days.
Robyn Nelson, volunteer director, praised volunteers' efforts. "They did a terrific job."