Huge crowds round up Taste of Omaha

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 18:49:19-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – People crowded onto Lewis and Clark Landing for the final day of Taste of Omaha.


Kelly Keegan, the owner of Chicago Dawg House, served Midwestern style hot dogs from his food truck. Keegan was glad to see more food trucks out at Taste of Omaha this year.


"Omaha has truly embraced it, and now you see more food trucks down here instead of tents with small restrurants," Keegan said.


It's his fifth year setting up shop here at the festival.


"You can truly eat around the world here at taste of Omaha," Keegan said.


Being warm and dry this weekend, the festival attracted huge crowds.


"We estimate over 125,000 for all three days, one of the largest festivals not only in Omaha but in the Midwest,” said Bob Mancuso, the director of Taste of Omaha.


Mancuso said he hopes the festival continues to grow, with more food vendors and musical acts.


Sarah Armstrong attended Taste of Omaha, taking along her sister, niece and nephew, who were in town from South Bend, Indiana.


"This is actually my first time down to Taste of Omaha and I will definitely be back,” Armstrong said.


People were enjoying this Taste of Omaha, and the first course of the summer.