- Associated Press - Sunday, September 4, 2016

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - An Ohio River boat festival held in Owensboro for the past five years has been scrapped.

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (https://bit.ly/2c6IYj3 ) reports the Dragon Boat Festival didn’t draw enough participants. Owensboro public events director Tim Ross says organizers wanted 15 to 20 teams.

Boats of 20-member crews row along the river in front of English Park. Last year’s event drew 13 teams, down from a high of 30 in 2013.

The event had been moved back from August to Sept. 17.

Ross says the festival could be held again in future years.



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Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, https://www.messenger-inquirer.com

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