ANCHORAGE - Organizers of Anchorage's Fur Rendezvous said the late winter festival has made a strong comeback.
They're reviewing attendance numbers but one indication is the sale of Rondy pins. Organizers sold 18,000 pins, a 25 percent increase from 2007.
They also said a mix of new events, including the "running of the reindeer" patterned after Pamplona's running of the bulls, increased attendance at the 73-year-old event.
Jacqueline Leavitt of Golden Wheel Amusements, which operates rides at the festival, said the company's top year was 2004 and the 2008 attendance was approaching those figures.
Juneau Empire ©2014. All Rights Reserved.