FORT LORAMIE, Ohio (WDTN) - Final preparations are being made to turn a 500 acre area of land into one of the largest concerts in the area.
"We have fun loving people that like to come to the show and their end goal is just to have a great time," said Paul Barhorst, General Manager of Country Concert.
What started as an anniversary party for Paul Barhorst's parents has grown into a three-day concert event.
It is a celebration that now equals an estimated $12 million coming back to the Miami Valley.
"Not only here in Fort Loramie," said Barhorst. "But Sidney, Dayton, Lima, and all the surrounding areas are getting hotel rooms booked and restaurants. It's just a tremendous area of support."
With thousands of people expected to walk the grounds at Hickory Hill Lakes, law enforcement is not taking any chances on safety.
About 120 deputies will be covering the area to make sure none of the partying gets out of hand.
"We want folks to camp here and we have designated drivers," said Sheriff John Lenhart of Shelby County. "We have a drop-off point so that if somebody wants to pick up their loved one after the show is over, they can literally go to the front gate, pick them up, and leave."
Eight people were charged with operating a vehicle impaired during last year's Country Concert.
It is a number law enforcement doesn't want to rise and put a damper on the weekend celebration.
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