Welcome to Country on the River 2017!

Here are some helpful tips and information to make the most out of your Country on the River experience.


Handy Links


What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Blanket to sit on
  • Small folding chair (in designated chair areas)
  • Hat
  • Rain gear
  • Ear plugs
  • One empty reusable water bottle
  • Camera (no professional photo equipment or cameras with detachable lenses)
  • Bug spray
  • A positive attitude

If You’re Camping, Don’t Forget:

  • Toilet paper
  • Coolers (outside food or drinks are not allowed in the concert field)
  • Soap/towels (showers are provided for a fee)

What to Leave at Home

  • Illegal substances of any kind (including Nitrous Oxide)
  • Glass liquor and beer bottles
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Bicycles/scooters/go-carts/ATVs
  • Fireworks
  • Pets (service animals are OK)
  • Kegs/beer balls
  • Spray paint
  • More beer than reasonable for personal consumption
  • Large hammers or sledgehammers
  • Ground fire pits or campfires

Not Allowed in the Concert Field:

  • Outside food or beverages (one sealed or empty bottle of water is OK)
  • Tents, pop-up canopies or umbrellas
  • Pocket knives of any kind (these will be confiscated and not returned)

Campers

  • All campers can arrive starting at 12 PM Wednesday, August 2.
  • Wednesday, August 2 is the ONLY time you may drop off a vehicle without an admission ticket. An ID will be collected for each person in the vehicle to be picked up by 8 PM that night.
  • One (1) Companion vehicle pass per campsite may be purchased upon entry for $80 or for a discounted rate online prior to August 1.
  • NO CRUISING IN THE CAMPGROUNDS. Anyone caught cruising on COTR grounds is subject to penalty and fine by Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.
  • All campers and vehicles must be off the grounds by noon Sunday, August 6.
  • All campfires/grills must be off the ground.

Where to Go

  • Campers staying in the main campgrounds will enter into the festival on Bouska Road through the Main Campground Tollbooth.
  • Campers staying in the Premier Campgrounds will enter at the Premier Campgrounds entrance on Ward Road.
  • Campers staying in Overflow camping will enter at Utopia Lane off US-18.

Tickets & Will Call

Tickets are print at home. If you have purchased your tickets before Friday, July 28 and received them via email, please print them out and bring them with you to the festival. Once you have printed your tickets, you should treat your tickets like cash and keep them secure as they can only be scanned one (1) time.

If you purchased tickets Friday, July 28 or later, you can pick them up at the festival. Simply show your government-issued photo ID at any campground tollbooth or box office and we’ll have your tickets available for pick up.


General Festival Information

  • Lost & Found: During the festival, the Lost & Found will be located at the Festival Box Office at the entrance to the festival field. If you need assistance finding an item after the festival, please email info@countryontheriver.com with a description of what you lost.
  • Contact: For questions, please call our customer service line at 888-353-7554 or email info@countryontheriver.com.

Parking

Parking passes are sold on a 3-day or single day basis. Parking lots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. After both on-site lots have been filled, all cars will be sent to overflow. Note: Any car not parked in a spot designated by their pass or does not have a visible decal is subject to tow at owner’s expense.

CLICK HERE TO BUY A WEEKEND PARKING PASS


Wristband Policy

  • DO NOT REMOVE YOUR WRISTBAND.
  • Wristbands must be worn and visible at all times.
  • No wristband, no entry, no exceptions – this includes campgrounds!
  • $25 replacement fee for any damaged, broken, or lost wristbands with proof of purchase and broken band.

Text Country on the River

Contact us easily during the festival if you have a pressing question or issue that comes up. Just text TEXTCOTR and your question to 24587 with your question/issue and our customer service team will contact you as soon as possible by text. Our texting line will be open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM CT from Wednesday-Saturday.