Country Stampede festival moving from Manhattan to Topeka


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The popular Country Stampede music festival will be moving from Manhattan to Topeka — and rebranded the Heartland Stampede.

Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla made the announcement Thursday hours before the event kicked off in Topeka.

The festival has been held at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan for 23 years. It was moved to Heartland Motorsports Park for this year's event because of flooding at Tuttle Creek.

Experts estimated the three-day event brought $8 million to the Manhattan economy. It annually draws more than 100,000 fans to hear some of the biggest count...

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