It wasn't as busy as years past, but the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased with how it turned out.
 
Between May 3-5, around 5,600 people checked out the annual trade show and sale in Fort Saskatchewan — about 1,000 less than last year.
 
According to Erin Brush Duncan, events and marketing coordinator with the chamber, the numbers were likely impacted by the change in dates from April to May.
 
"The weekend that we had it, we didn't have a big dance competition, so we didn't get a lot of the dancers through like we have in years past," she said.
 
However, with that in mind, Brush Duncan noted it was still a great turnout overall.
 
"We had a lot of community members who came in and we had people who said they were coming in from Sherwood Park and St. Albert, so it's a really big draw for Fort Saskatchewan," she explained.
 
One of the trade show's new vendors, Kiwi Nurseries, was recognized as having the best booth overall, while returning vendor, Bouncin Around, was given the honours of most family-friendly booth.
 
"We had so many great booths this year," Brush Duncan added. "So many people put a lot of effort into the design of their booth and making them really interactive and fun."
 
The chamber plans on moving the event back to the third weekend of April in 2020.