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Hodag Country Fest: What you need to know

Country music fans are in for a treat in July, as the annual Hodag Country Fest returns to Rhinelander for four days of live music, fun and Northwoods beauty. Whether you’re a festival pro or a first-timer, here’s (almost) everything you need to know about this year’s festival.

Whos playing at Hodag Country Fest?

Hodag Country Fest returns to Rhinelander on July 11-14, 2019, and this year’s lineup features some of the most exciting acts in country music, including LOCASH, Aaron Watson, Old Dominion, Roots & Boots (featuring Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye) and Lady Antebellum. As always, country legend Neal McCoy will close out the festival with the last performance on Sunday night.

See the full lineup here.

How much are tickets?

Single-day tickets for Hodag Country Fest are $75, two-day tickets are $140 and nine-day tickets are $140 ($150 at the gate). For kids, daily tickets are $30 and nine-day tickets are $70.

Where can I get tickets?

Hodag Country Fest attendees can purchase tickets several different ways (in addition to day-of sales at the gate).

Single-day tickets and nine-day advance tickets can be purchased online through midnight on June 23, 2019. For residents of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, tickets are also available at numerous ticket outlets throughout the area.

Tickets also can be purchased by phone or email. Click here for more ticket information.

Where can I find information about the festival and the grounds?

The Hodag Country Festival grounds are located at 4270 River Road, a 10-minute drive from downtown Rhinelander. See a map of the festival grounds here.

Hodag Country Fest takes place in a natural outdoor amphitheater and is held rain or shine.

A few rules:

  • Carry-ins are allowed (no glass), but coolers must fit under chairs in the entertainment area
  • Chaise lounge chairs are not allowed in the seating area
  • No squirt guns allowed
  • Drones and selfie sticks are not allowed

Find more festival information and regulations here.

What are the dates for upcoming festivals?

Hodag Country Fest will be held July 9-12, 2020, July 8-11, 2021, and July 7-10, 2022. Mark your calendars!

Stay up to date with the latest announcements on the Hodag Country Fest website.


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