By Laurie Hirth ~Photos by Pat Krause
Stagecoach Festival started on Friday with well known country singers on the Mane Stage only. The other stages will be filled on Saturday and Sunday. This was a chance for concert goers to check out the grounds and all that it has to offer.
Stagecoach fans heard the like of Eli Young Band and Brett Eldredge early in the Afternoon. The evening shows included Sara Evans, Alabama and Jason Aldean. Some of Sara’s songs were Blue Skies; I Want You to Want Me, Alabama sang some of my favorites, including Tennessee River and Down Home Alabama. Jason was great on stage, but he took a little tumble on the first song. It didn’t stop him from putting on a fabulous show.
Lines formed at many venues where prizes were offered or photos were taken. Vendors were busy selling memorabilia, Drinks; cold treats, Lighted necklaces and foods. There is so much to see and do besides listening to these great singers.
The weather was fantastic Bikini Tops for the girls, guys going shirtless and cowboy hats and boots were everywhere. Fans came in all ages. There was dancing in the aisles and anywhere there was room. Others found places to sit and listen from a distance. The artwork is fantastic, and a must to see and photograph.
A huge Ferris Wheel can be seen from anywhere on the grounds. There is a special place for young children to enjoy. The Half-Pint Hootenanny area has shows for children. There is so much to see and enjoy while at Stagecoach, You will find a BBQ Contest, Karaoke, a Food Row and a supermarket all on the grounds. Stagecoach has outdone itself again this year. We look forward to coming back in 2013.