This year’s Lowcountry Cajun Festival made history, drawing its biggest crowd ever since the festival started more than 20 years ago at James Island County Park.

Organizers counted 9,524 people buying tickets, breaking the record of 9,393 set in 2011.

“It was awesome,” said Matt Rosebrook, coordinator for the 22nd annual festival. “It was the biggest crowd we’ve ever had.”

Admission was $10 and raises money for the park’s many activities.

The Cajun Festival is the culmination of a weekend that also drew tens of thousands people outdoors for the Cooper Bridge Run from Mount Pleasant to Charleston, the Family Circle Cup on Daniel Island and the Flowertown Festival in Summerville.

Good weather always helps attendance at the park, and Sunday could not have been better for getting out on the broad expanses of fresh green grass. Temperatures were in the mid-70s, and skies were sunny and blue.

Read more on tomorrow’s edition of The Post and Courier.

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