The Rivercade festival in Sioux City earlier this month may have been the last time the annual event’s staged in northwest Iowa. The sponsoring organization is 60-thousand dollars in debt. Rivercade executive director Judi Simoni says the board of directors will try to figure out a way to continue, but she says economically, they’ve got to face the bottom line. Simoni says attendance started dipping a few years back when the Rivercade grounds were moved to a park south of the city that did not offer a clear river-view. Simoni says the Rivercade board is willing to look at all sorts of alternatives, but she says the 2002 River-cade was likely the last. The first River-cade festival was held in Sioux City in 1964. The annual event has featured music concerts, regattas on the river and a parade.
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