It was a picture-perfect day for Anoka Riverfest and Craft Fair.
Huge crowds turned out to shop the Riverfest booths and nearby downtown businesses on Saturday, July 8.
Estimates have 20,000 to 25,000 people attending the 19th year of Riverfest, what is likely an attendance record, said Pete Turok, president of the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event.
“Our goal was to put Anoka and this region on the map, and I would say, mission accomplished,” Turok said.
Visitors came from all over the region and the state.
Particularly popular were booths selling jewelry, woodworking and homemade food items.
Kids also took over the sidewalk along the Rum River, below City Hall, to display all kinds of artwork as part of the Chalk Art Festival.