Story and photos by Doug Petrowski
The 2012 Tour de Terrace came to a close Sunday after three days of food, music and fun in Mountlake Terrace.
Vendors began tearing down their booths around 6 p.m. on Sunday. Work crews will return Monday morning to finish the job of cleaning up the fields used for the festival.
Rick Ellersick reported selling more than 50 kegs of beer over the three days in the festival’s beer garden; the biggest seller was the Blackberry Ale, Ellersick said.
There were only three incidents where security had to escort individuals out of the beer garden; no arrests were reported.
Jim Parks, unit manager for Davis Shows NW, reported a couple of ride breakdowns on Saturday, but those rides were quickly repaired and were up and running soon afterward. After packing up the carnival rides, this unit of Davis Shows heads to Enumclaw for the King County Fair starting on Thursday.
In addition, one of the main stage bands failed to make it to Tour de Terrace on Saturday, leaving a gap in the scheduled performances.
Seattle media had a presence at this year’s event, with radio stations KZOK and KLCK holding live remote broadcasts at times during the weekend. Seattle Spanish-language station KFFV-TV, an affiliate of Azteca America, was at the festival Sunday filming segments scheduled to be shown Friday at 5:30 p.m.