High water forces St. Charles Riverfest to make small change

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ST. CHARLES (KTVI) – High water on the Missouri River is causing one change to this year’s St. Charles Riverfest celebration in Frontier Park.

The Riverfest carnival has moved to Bishop`s Landing, the parking lot space just north of the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center on Riverside Drive.

The change is being made because the high water table would prevent safe installation of heavy equipment in frontier park.

“We did a lot of looking at photos from different water levels over the years and just adjusted by moving our carnival about 1000 feet and moving some of our vendors to areas we know will be a little bit higher,” said Joe Ward, Director of the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“The water is still coming up until (Saturday) afternoon at 4 p.m.,” he added.

Along with the high water, the other challenge organizers are facing this year is construction detours for the Fifth Street Gateway Project. They recommend taking the Page Extension or Highway 370 to get to Frontier Park.