Frequently Asked Questions About The Country Fest!

General FAQ

What is The Country Fest?

The Country Fest is a 3-day music festival established for fans to experience country music in a festival setting with friends, good times and a great price.

Where is The Country Fest located?

The Country Fest is located at Clay’s Park Resort in Canal Fulton, OH.

How does the RT Hampton Wednesday Night Kickoff Party Work?

The RT Hampton Wednesday Night Kickoff Party features Kameron Marlowe at 7pm and Granger Smith at 9pm! There will be no tickets sold for this show. Your entry Wednesday Night is included in your 3-Day Commuter Ticket (including newly purchased tickets and tickets you rolled over from 2020)! You just pay for parking upon arrival to the venue that evening. If you are a 3-Day Festival Camper you need to arrive to camp on Wednesday between 9am and 7:30pm when the Camping Gate is open and pay the Early Bird Camping Fee. This allows you entry into Wednesday Night's Kickoff Party!

What does your ticket price include?

A COMMUTER ticket includes admittance to the festival, Clay’s Park Adventure Waterpark (daily until 7pm) and other Clay’s Park Amenities. In 2022, a 3-Day Commuter ticket also allows you entry into our Wednesday Night Kickoff Party! A commuter ticket does not include a place to camp. A CAMPING ticket includes admittance to the festival, Clay’s Park Adventure Waterpark and other Clay’s Park Amenities AND overnight access to the campgrounds (campsite). For even more information please visit the ‘Commuter’ and ‘Camping’ pages.

Do you charge for parking?

We do charge for parking daily including the RT Hampton Plumbing and Heating Wednesday Night Kickoff Party on June 15th. Carpooling is encouraged as we charge $10.00/day per vehicle. We also offer a VIP/Tailgate alley parking area that is close to the entrance and $20.00/day. All parking is paid upon arrival to the festival.

Where do I get my bar code scanned to receive my wristband?

*Same Location as 2021* On the edge of the Tailgate Alley Parking Lot is the ‘Scan-In Tent.’ Upon arrival, take your ticket there to be scanned and you will be given a wristband for the duration you attend the festival. Once you have your wristband you will NOT need to visit the scan gate again, just keep your wristband on for the rest of your time in the amphitheater.

Am I allowed to bring a cooler into the amphitheater?

No you are not allowed to bring coolers or outside food and drink into the amphitheater. Once inside food, drinks and other beverages will be available.

Is there assigned seating?

No there is no assigned seating, every ticket is general admission. However, lawn chairs and blankets are allowed in designated areas. Pit passes are also available for purchase.

What is a Pit Pass?

The ‘Pit’ is a designated section that is blocked off at the very front of the stage. Buying a pit pass allows you to have access to the pit for the day that the ticket is purchased. IT IS AN ADD-ON TICKET. You MUST purchase a 3-day commuter ticket, 3-day festival camping ticket or Deluxe Camping Ticket for admittance to the festival. The pit has a separate bathroom and beer cart.

When can I arrive the day of the concert?

The gates open at 10:00 am and parking will be open at 9:30 am. Both Commuters and Festival Campers use the same entrance. If you are a commuter please pull up to the attendant at the tent. If you are a Festival Camper, continue driving across the field to the Camping Gate.

How are campsites assigned?

Festival camping tickets are purchased through The Country Fest and those sites are first-come first-serve upon arrival. You show up to the staging area, present your ticket which is scanned and you are given a wristband to wear for the entire weekend. Once you pull to the front of the line you are directed into the campground where a 'placer' will lead you to the next best site available. The 'placer' will work with you to find a site that fits your needs. Deluxe campsites are also available and those are sold through Clay’s Park directly. Visit the ‘Camping’ page for more info!

What happens if it rains?

Our event is rain or shine, no refunds.

Is my ticket to The Country Fest refundable?

Any new tickets purchased will be subjected to full refund including fees if the event is cancelled by the State of Ohio, or local health officials due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. All acts have confirmed their appearance at The Country Fest Ohio 2022, all acts are subject to change without notice. In the event of weather related cancellation, or artist illness, or other act of God excluding government officials regarding COVID-19 Pandemic refunds are not available and all sales are final.

The Festival Campsites are roughly 30x30 but I have a 34 foot camper, can you accommodate me?

Yes we can accommodate you! Our sites vary in size and a generally 1000 sq. feet.

Can I bring in my own firewood?

Firewood needs to be bug and disease free and preferably certified by the U.S. department of agriculture. Firewood will also be for sale at Clay’s Park corporate office.

Directions to Clay’s Park

From The North: From I-77 or I-76, Take Rt. 21 South to Rt. 93 off ramp. Turn Right on Rt. 93, (Manchester Rd.) drive one mile. The RV entrance is on the left. For the main entrance, continue on Manchester Rd. 1/4 mile and turn left on Patterson St. Drive 1/4 mile to main gate on the left.

From The South: From I-77, take Rt. 30 West. Take Rt. 30 West 10 miles to Rt. 21 North. Take Rt. 21 North to Rt. 93 off ramp. Turn Left on Rt. 93, (Manchester Rd.) drive one mile. The RV entrance is on the left. For the main entrance, continue on Manchester Rd. 1/4 mile and turn left on Patterson St. Drive 1/4 mile to main gate on the left.

Do I need a negative Covid-19 Test or to be vaccinated to attend The Country Fest?

At this time we will be following the Laws of the State of Ohio and no negative test or proof of vaccination is required to attend our festival.

Do I have to wear a mask and social distance?

At this time, masks won’t be required at this event.

I purchased a ticket for my spouse/son/daughter so my name is on the ticket and not theirs, will they have trouble getting in at the gate?

Nope! We just scan the barcode and administer a wristband for the ticket holder to wear for the duration of the festival.

 What does non-transferable mean?

Non-transferable means the same person must use the ticket all 3 or 4 days of the festival. 3-Day Commuter tickets and 3-Day Festival Camping tickets cannot be broken into individual days and used by multiple people. THE SAME PERSON MUST USE THEIR TICKET FOR THE DURATION OF THE ENTIRE FESTIVAL.

Can I use the Waterpark if I have a commuter ticket?

Yupp! Commuters have access to the Festival Campground amenities including the Waterpark from 10am-6pm daily.

What if I am camping on the same site as my friends but cannot arrive with them?

As long as the site does not exceed the 3 item rule, you can join them at a later time. There will be a designated area by the Festival Camping Gate for overflow cars if there is not room for them on your campsite. Even if you are joining friends, you must get your ticket scanned in at the Festival Camping Gate to receive your wristband.