Dauphin’s Countryfest attracts 9,000 patrons

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Photo: Dauphin’s Countryfest
July 1, 2019 [Dauphin, MB] – What a fantastic long weekend on the edge of beautiful Riding Mountain National Park, celebrating Dauphin’s Countryfest 30th Birthday! 

“This draws to a close our 30th birthday celebrations. We would like to thank everyone who helped us celebrate this milestone all year long. I am excited that we will soon be able to share some exciting 2020 festival news! Start planning now to attend the longest running country music festival July 2nd to the 5th, 2020!”

Sunday’s main stage entertainment lineup brought the crowds out of the campground to fill in the amphitheatre early in the afternoon. Fans spent the afternoon under bright blue skies singing along with country songs from the past decades. After Toby Keith closed out the Main Stage, the party moved to hilltop with Doc Walker.
Countryfest by the numbers:

Number of festival patrons in attendance: 9000

Number of campsites occupied during the event: 3500

Number of festival week volunteers: 1500

Number of volunteer directors: 11

Number of full time Dauphin’s Countryfest staff: 5

Number of artists: 54 bands on 3 stages over 4 days

Number of artist meet-and-greets during the weekend: 13

Number of lucky fans who got to attend meet-and-greets: 325

Pounds of bacon consumed in the bacon eating contest: 16

Number of vendors on-site: 40

Number of meals served in the VIP tent over the weekend: 2700

Daily 50/50 Take Home Totals: $11,427.50 / $16,927.50 / $18,674.00 / $18,442.50

The festival piloted a new and very successful program this year – Trash for Treats. During the weekend, over 300 campsites participated by turning in over 1200 bags of garbage and recycling in exchange for prizes and their chance to win meet and greets with artists. The program will be revised and expanded for the 2020 festival due to its popularity and the enthusiasm of festival patrons.

Country music fans can expect announcements in the coming months regarding the 2020 lineup.

Tickets for next year’s festival are on sale now at www.countryfest.ca.