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2023 Country Stampede Festival Guide

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Get ready for one of the biggest parties of the Summer at the Country Stampede in Topeka, Kan. Conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest, this three-day music festival features some of the biggest names in country music like Hardy, Lee Brice and Cody Johnson.

How can you make the most of the experience? We will answer a few frequently asked questions below and help you plan for an unforgettable weekend. 

When do Country Stampede gates open?

Gates will open a few hours before the first performer takes the stage each day. The Country Stampede is scheduled from July 13–15 with a pre-party on the 12th featuring Braxton Keith and the Moonshine Bandits. Larry Fleet kicks off the Thursday lineup at 5:30 p.m. on the main stage. Jackson Dean, Kameron Marlowe, Chase Rice, Shenandoah and the Eli Young Band will offer support throughout the weekend. The final act will start at 9:30 p.m., each day with an after party following at 11:15 p.m. on the second stage. 

The West Stage will feature artists like Carter Faith, Madeline Edwards, Chase Wright and Shane Profitt. West Stage shows will start at 3 p.m., 1 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. Check the Country Stampede website for the full schedule.

How much is parking at Country Stampede?

Daily General Admission parking is $20 per entry and cars must be removed by 3 a.m. VIP tickets include VIP parking.

Can I camp at Country Stampede?

Yes! There are several levels of camping options ranging from Family and Rustic to Platium. Silver and Gold are middle-tier options. Each 25 x 40-foot campsite at Heartland Motorsports Park includes one sleeping unit and parking for one vehicle. You can also purchase one additional vehicle pass per campsite. 

Can I bring food or water into Country Stampede?

No. Outside food and drink are not permitted, but concertgoers may bring a small empty water bottle, cup or mug to fill at the potable water stations. Food and drinks are offered throughout the Heartland Motorsports Park. 

Country Stampede Tickets

A single-day or 3-Day general admission ticket will get you through the gates and into the first-come-first-serve lawn chair seating area. Reserved seating tickets are a mid-level option for festivalgoers that want a designated seat by the main stage. A VIP ticket ensures an assigned seat within the first 27 rows as well as VIP parking and admittance to the VIP hospitality area. There, patrons receive two catered meals, indoor dining areas, indoor restrooms, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and a limited number of free alcoholic drinks too.