St. Louis (KSDK) - The Thurtene Carnival is underway at Washington University.
It's the oldest student-run carnival in the United States.
Money raised benefits the Provident Inc, a charity that offers counseling and other community programs.
Organizers say the main purpose of carnival is to put on a wonderful community event that brings together a multitude of student groups and the St. Louis community on the Washington University in St. Louis campus for three days of good food, fun rides and great entertainment.
The carnival runs through Sunday.