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Dominion Riverrock Sees Record Crowds, No Major Incidents

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Record crowds came out to this year's Dominion Riverrock Record crowds came out to this year's Dominion Riverrock

Dominion Riverrock wrapped up Sunday, and festival organizers say this has been the best turnout they've ever had.

“A lot of planning when into this weekend, so to see it all come together has been a dream come true. It's the best weekend we could have possibly asked for,” said Jackie Stoneburner with Sports Backers.

Stoneburner says this year's 3-day event brought the most people Brown's Island in downtown Richmond has ever seen.

“We had record crowds every single day, over 100,000 people have come out here this weekend,” she said.

Despite the flood warnings--professional kayakers took on the river, making it a great show for spectators.

"The bridge to nowhere where people are viewing the events has been packed," said Stoneburner.

That includes slacklining and those who came out to support the 5K Mud Run on Friday.

“The freestyle bikes this year, Garmin sponsored that, and people were crowded around there all weekend. The dog jumping that Subaru sponsored has been great as well. The bouldering has the biggest crowd I've ever seen over there,” said Stoneburner.

Organizers also beefed up security this year and reported no major incidents.

“With Richmond police, RMC security, Richmond fire and all the folks that help us make this a really safe event. So we're confident in our plan, and everything has worked out great,” said Megan Schultz, the event director.

And it made visitors happy as well.

"The whole event is really cool. There are so many great vendors and activities. This is the first time I watched the standup paddle board race, but that was really cool too," said one spectator who drove from Virginia Beach for the festival.

“The overall friendly environment all of these events have; the competition, the cheerfulness and the music,” said Gwen Gunderson, a Richmond resident.

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