Festival

Jailadi 2015? A success. And so were the croquetas.

More than 20,000 people flocked to Expo Idaho on Saturday and Sunday to partake of Basque events, food and other offerings.

Thursday’s Sports Night at CenturyLink Arena and Friday’s Festa’ra at the Morrison Center both sold out with 5,000 and 2,000 attendees, respectively.

Not only did the events sell out, but so did the food.

Gone by Friday night were the 51,000 croquetas made in advance of the celebration. Crews were making thousands more early Saturday morning to meet the demand.

“Solomo also sold three times what we thought it would,” said event co-chair Rod Wray.

“It was a crazy week, but we had very few issues: none really, other than trying to stay ahead of the food,” he said.

Jaialdi 2020? You bet.

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