Although there is no exact estimate of the number of people who came out to Northville last weekend for the 25th annual Victorian Festival, the city deemed it a success.
"The streets were very crowded and several of the food vendors hit a record number of sales," said Traci Sincock, associate director of the Northville Chamber of Commerce, which organized the event.
Despite the significant attendance, she said there weren't any crowd management issues.
"It was smooth as silk," said City of Northville Police Chief Gary Goss about the festival.
However, there was some concern about whether the city could clean up damage from the severe storm that week in time for the festival.
"I have to give big kudos to the city," Sincock said. "One of the downed wires on Dunlap Street was right in the middle of the parade route."
The electrical wire and other problematic debris were removed. Goss said there was a huge cleanup of fallen trees and branches the day before the festival was to start. He said a tree fell through the Victorian Saloon tent behind City Hall, but everything was put back together in time.
"We were pretty much back up and running by the time the festival started," he said.
Goss said the weather held out nicely throughout the weekend, which kept crowds flowing into downtown.
"It was well attended and I judged that by the number of parking tickets we gave out," he said.
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