“Lots of people are coming down and it’s bringing in a lot of business to Sheridan. Looks like everyone is having a good time and the music is wonderful,” Taylor Flack, Big Horn Country USA employee said.
The festival features some of the biggest names in country music such as Lady Antebellum, Big and Rich, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett and more. Although the music is a huge attraction, the camping tends to draw in an additional 250 campers to the area.
“It’s been great, we get to hang out in the grass all day long and catch the sun,” camper Brynn Elliott said.“Camping experience is great, we’re out here in this field just having a good time,” camper Rod Mathill said.
The festival is a great way for families to enjoy themselves on a summer weekend and planners hope that next year’s festival will be even bigger and better.
“This year I think we’re expecting a little over 5,000 people with our sponsors included, next year I think once people realize what we are capable of here, the setup we got going, I think we’ll get an even larger turnout,” Event coordinator, Stormy Redman said.
Whether they came to drink a beer, run in a barrel race and go rock climbing, locals say they want visitors take a tour of the city and see what Sheridan has to offer.
“I’m hoping they eat out at local restaurants and take in any tourism sights that they can take in while they’re here and just enjoy themselves,” said resident David Noecker.
The fun ends Saturday with more concerts and a 50M, 50K and 30K Scenic Trail Run from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Dayton.