Queen City Ex wraps, attendance drops
Attendance was down by five per cent from last year.
After nearly a week full of rides, fair food, games and entertainment, it's a wrap for the Queen City Ex.
This year the weather was a significant factor in how the weekend turned out.
The hot sun made for a great turnout for both the parade and the fireworks on Tuesday, but by Friday night, a nasty storm rolled in.
That put a damper on the evening's events for more than three hours.
Typically the Queen City Ex attracts 200,000 visitors. As a result of the rain, attendance was down by 5 per cent from last year.
The weather didn't only affect attendance. For the first time, the Grandstand show had to be cancelled. Scheduled performers Bret Michaels and Bleeker Ridge couldn't take the stage.
But it wasn't all bad. Performances from Marianas Trench, Monster Truck and Down With Webster drew large crowds.
Next up, the rides, deep-fried foods, and carnival games move on to Saskatoon's Exhibition, which kicks off Tuesday.