More than 12,000 flock to FloydFest

FLOYD COUNTY — Tents are being pitched as thousands prepare for FloydFest.

The five day festival kicks off Wednesday and 12,000 to 13,000 people are expected to attend.

Many of the participants have different reasons for showing up each year.

“It has been a tradition, and it’s like a reunion for the people we’ve met here,” said Imelda, who has attended every single FloydFest since the beginning.

Doss Cummings, who is a stewart for the event, loves the family-friendly atmosphere and the music.

“I have both my boys here, my wife comes, my nephew, my niece,” said Cummings. “Everyone just comes out and we have a great time our little tribe has now grown to now we have 11 tent spots.”

The large festival also boosts the local economy.

“We look at multimillions of dollars coming into the area,” said Sam Calhoun, the Chief Operating Officer from Across the Way Productions. “From the people stopping in gas stations, the heads on beds in the hotel rooms leading into this, during the festival and after the festival, so we are very proud to do our part in this community.”

The festival features music and various activities, such as ziplining and rock climbing.

Organizers say there are still tickets left for the festival, which you can purchase here.

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