The Portage RCMP wants to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable Potato festival. 
Portage RCMP Spokesperson Mitch Tkachuk says they're expecting a lot of people along Saskatchewan Avenue again this year, however they're not anticipating too many problems and will have their regular compliment of members patrolling the area.
Tkachuk adds members will be on the lookout for open liquor and will take strict action.  A reminder to motorists, Saskatchewan Avenue is closed today from Tupper Street to 3rd Street NE.  The avenue will re-open 3 a.m. Sunday morning.