Heavy rains change plans for some Country Fest campers

Cadott, WI It started out as Country Fest, but heavy rains have turned the country music festival’s ground into what some campers are calling mud fest and river fest.

“When we rolled up I thought this was going to be a nice site,” Steve Fischer said as he looked out at a muddy piece of field outside of his camper.

What started out as Fischer's dream campsite at Country Fest 2014 turned into a river as heavy rains rolled through Saturday night.

“The water was 4 inches above my ankles easily almost to the steps of the camper,” Fischer explained.

Fischer says in all the years he's camped at Country Fest this year definitely comes in as the wettest. He also added he's thankful that he had his camper. Others weren’t as lucky.

“Our tent didn't want to stay up. The wind was really bad,” tent camper Megan Roh explained.

In the last four days the Country Fest grounds in Cadott have seen more than 2.5 inches of rain. Despite the precipitation organizers say this year’s festival has been bigger and better than ever.

“The beautiful thing about country music fans is you can’t break their spirit,” Jill Brenner said.

“I would come here again in a heartbeat if I could,” Roh said.

“It's a blast, just the experience that's what it’s all about,” Fischer added.

Florida Georgia Line, the final act of the four day concert, is set to take the stage at 10:30 Sunday evening.

Country Fest organizers say they do not anticipate problems with campers getting out of the festival grounds over the next couple of days.


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