Big Country Fest

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Giddy Up at Big Country Fest


Celebrating its 10th year of line dancing, ol’ fashioned country music, great food, and an overall fun atmosphere, Michigan’s Big Country Fest returns to Frankenmuth this Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19.

Cowboy boots and big hats are welcome at the Harvey Kern Community Pavilion starting at 5 p.m. on both days. Admission is just $5 and includes access to live music, numerous food and retail vendors, free line dancing, cornhole, fowling, and so much more. 

“People can expect a fun atmosphere, friendly people, talented musicians, an inexpensive admission price, and plenty of activities,” Jeanna Rogner, President of Michigan’s Big Country Fest, said.

The enclosed pavilion will play host to four bands over the course of the two day event. The Billy Gunther Band will be the first act to perform at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, followed by Kari Holmes at 9 p.m. Rebel Line and Shiatown will hit the stage on Saturday to close out the festival.

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Before the music kicks into high gear, however, learn how to line dance from Greg Jajo, a member of the popular line dance group Dust Stompers. The lessons are free and will start at 5:15 p.m. each day to help you get ready for the live music.

Big Country Fest Concert

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“Dance the dust of those boots in Frankenmuth’s Little Bavaria!” Rogner said.

A variety of food trucks will be on-hand including Makin’ Bacon Truck and Scalici’s Wood Fired Pizza. There will also be a Bloody Mary bar and beer flights to help you sample some of Michigan’s best microbrews.

There’s plenty to see and dance to at this year’s Big Country Fest. Other events include an appearance from the Chemical City Derby Girls who will be on-hand to talk about the game and showcase live demonstrations, pumpkin stacking, and a corn hole tournament. 

So whether you’re going for the line dancing, mechanical bull riding, or great country music, you’re surely not to be disappointed at this Frankenmuth tradition. You can find more information on this year’s festivities on the event’s website and Facebook page.

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