Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The fair, located in Wentzville's Rotary Park, has taken extra precautions for the triple-digit temperatures expected this week.
The St. Charles County Fair opens today, Tues., July 24 at Wentzville's Rotary Park, and runs for the next five days. With temperatures expected to hit 105 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday and then to hover just below that through the weekend, fair organizers have taken some extra precautions for this year's event. Ed Siesenop, fair board president, told Patch that misters have been set up, and a cooling tent and an air-conditioned trailer are available for overheated patrons to take a break from the brutal temperatures. Extra paramedics will be on site, and fair staff have been advised about identifying symptoms of heat exhaustion. This is the year's biggest event for 4-Hers. Livestock —including sheep, rabbits, goats, poultry, cows and …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
St. Charles residents celebrate Independence Day during the 2011 Riverfest Fourth of July parade, carnival, and other activities.
Residents took the long weekend to celebrate Independence Day in St. Charles. Due to budget cuts, the carnival was one of the few activities held on Friday through Sunday. The carnival also was moved from it's usual location in Frontier Park to Riverside Drive. City officials were concerned about flooding at the park, so they closed off South Riverside Drive for the carnival booths and rides. The events also featured fireworks and live music. This year’s first place parade float winners: Tango Argentina also won the award for the most patriotic booth.
St. Charles cuts the budget for Riverfest by $30,000.
Just like any other year, St. Charles residents lined Main Street to see the Fourth of July Riverfest parade, crowding under awnings to escape the occasional drop of rain. Unlike prior years, the City of St. Charles cut Riverfest's budget by $30,000. Though the carnival previously went from Friday through Monday, this year, most Riverfest events were held only on Monday, the Fourth of July. Brian Weis attended Riverfest and said he thinks the fact that the majority of the festivities were held on only one day instead of three will negatively affect the city and its business owners. “When people have opportunities to go to other municipalities and take advantage of multiple days, I think that’s going to have a negative effect on the overall…
Saturday, July 2, 2011
A parade, carnival and concert are scheduled.
If you're looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day but don't want to get caught up in the crowds of Riverfest, Fair St. Louis or the Heritage and Freedom Fest, there is another smaller, equally patriotic option available at The New Town at St. Charles. The community located near Highway 370 and Elm Street has a trio of events planned for July 4: a parade in the morning, a carnival in the afternoon and a concert in the evening. There will be no fireworks, but the music ends at 8 p.m., which gives you plenty of time to catch the explosive conclusion at Riverfest. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to run to 11:30 a.m. "This is the sixth year for the parade," said Lisa Galati, events coordinator for New Town. "We'll have …