It was a bright, sunny, hot day at Lansdowne Park yesterday.
For SuperEx, an event that lives and dies by the sun and rain, it was the perfect weather to celebrate its last day ever in the park.
When the weather was good, crowds were wonderful, said Lyn Presley, president of the Central Canada Exhibition Association.
When it rained, and there was some rain almost every day of SuperEx, things weren’t so great.
Official attendance numbers will not be released until later this week, but Presley said she believes that more people may have come out because this is the last time the fair will ever be held at Lansdowne Park.
It had been over a decade since Dinah Goitom and Alex Berubé attended SuperEx. Since this was the last day ever at Lansdowne, they thought it would be fun to come down for the afternoon.
An announcement about the future site for the fair will not be made until later in the fall, but Goitom didn’t think it would draw big crowds if it was moved to rural south Ottawa where the CCEA owns a large piece of property.
“South Ottawa is too far. Parents aren’t going to want to send their kids way out there,” she said. “This was good. It’s in the core. It was safe and easy to get to.”