Hundreds of people came out to enjoy Old Sacramento's "Americana" festival over the Labor Day Weekend, but business owners say numbers are down from last year's holiday.
Labor Day weekend has typically been the busiest of the year in Old Sacramento, but this year's cancellation of Gold Rush Days left business owners like Karen Abston with less in the register.
"My businesses, both of them, were off, I would say conservatively, I haven't done the numbers yet, but I'd say at least 50 percent," she said.
The owner of Frozen in Time Treats and California Teas says she believes those who put on the Americana celebration did the best they could with what they had to work with, but...
"I'm hoping that next year that they bring back Gold Rush Days, and with the same interest and vigor that they've had every year since I've been here," she said.
While management at the Sacramento Sweets Company said it was still their busiest weekend of the year, numbers at the Ice Cream Shoppe on Front Street were only estimated to be about three-quarters of what the business brought in last Labor Day weekend.