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416K take in Folklorama fare this summer

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Dancers perform at the Ukrainian Pavilion.

Plenty of folks took in Folklorama in Winnipeg this year.

The annual summer festival of global culture drew 416,600 visitors to the 46 different pavilions over the two-week event -- preliminary figures that are slightly up over last year.

The festival drew just over 405,000 people to the 43 available pavilions in 2012.

Those three extra pavilions is one reason for the slight uptick in numbers, organizers say. Another reason for the 11,600 bump in attendance: the calendar. Last summer, Folklorama went up against the 2012 Summer Olympics, which kept more people at home in front of their television sets.

In 2011, attendance reached 432,000 at 45 pavilions.

Folklorama 2013, which wrapped up Saturday, included visitors from around the world, with performing groups from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Hungary, Jamaica, Mexico, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine and the United States making the trip to Manitoba for the 44th annual celebration.

Organizers said 13 international tour groups (11 from the United States, two from Japan) took in the event. All told, 124 group tours descended on the various pavilions.

Folklorama will next be held Aug. 3 to 16, 2014.

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