Jeanetty Jumah

Jeanetty Jumah say about 14,000 people went to this year's Thunder Bay Folklore Festival. (Jeff Walters/CBC)

Thousands turned out for the 41st Folklore Festival at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay this weekend.

The co-chair of the festival's sponsorship and promotion said her two highlights were the food and the Saturday night dance.

"The food vendors were telling me they sold more than last year which really surprised me,” Jeanetty Jumah said.

“I loved it. There were people of all ages on the floor [dancing] and a whole lot of young people."

Nearly 14,000 people went to this year's festival, Jumah added.