The NCAA Tournament is in St. Louis this weekend, and Saturday being an off day for basketball fans, local tourism officials are hoping to see some of them exploring the Riverbend. Teams are in town from California, Kansas, Kentucky, and New Mexico. The Alton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s Jong Cambron says some of them may be staying in the Riverbend this weekend.
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He says in addition to the attractions that are offered in the region every day, there are special events planned for today, including the Olde Alton Spring Vendor and Craft Fair and the Grafton Riverside Flea Market.
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