MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - A down pour of rain this weekend wasn’t enough to slow down the thousands on hand at this year's Country Stampede.
Weather was able to generate a few early concerns, but things got going on time thanks to the nearly eleven hundred staff members working the event.
"Well we have a really good crew," said Stampede President Wayne Rouse. "We came out and started last Friday. We’ve been putting fence up since the first week in June. Last week we brought in the offices and Tuesday we started vendors and it just goes kind of in progression."
Country Stampede has become a summer tradition in Manhattan, drawing thousands of people to the Little Apple from all over Kansas and the surrounding states.
"Honestly last time we had such a good time just meeting new people and cooking outside and, you know having a few drinks is never bad too," said Claire Volk of Arlington, Nebraska. "And of course the good country concerts."
Officials with Country Stampede announced on Saturday that Blake Shelton will be one of the headlining artist for next year.