FORT LORAMIE, Ohio (WDTN) – The general manager of Country Concert, Paul Barhorst said despite all the rainfall in the northern part of the Miami Valley, the venue’s campgrounds weren’t affected.
“We’re starting off with a clean slate as if it hadn’t rained at all. The grounds are in great shape,” said Barhorst.
Which is something great to hear for event organizers and those heading to Hickory Hill Lakes campground for the 35th annual Country Concert.
“We have experience and our crew is ready to have people arrive and leave safely without issue,” Barhorst said.
The general manager said adjustments to the campground have been made annually since his parents started the music festival in the 1980s.
“The best thing we’ve done is stay prepared. This property drains like a funnel. We have a lot of clay soil and over the last 35 years our parents have put down gravel in every necessary situtation,” said Barhorst. “We have all weather roads leading up to campsites and we’ll have a great time rain or shine.”
Throughout the years Barhorst said when it comes to weather, you never know what you’re going to get over the three day concert series.
“We’ve had everything, over thirty five years,” Barhorst said. “We’ve had every kind of imaginable weather situation. Everything passes. If it’s something where we need to take a break, fans might go back to their cars, campers and wait it out and then we would start the show after that. All these items have passed and over thirty five years we have put every one of our shows on.”
Barhorst said if severe weather should hit or a show gets canceled, ticket holders will have advanced warning through the Country Concert social media sites and its website.