Country Thunder Wisconsin is right around the corner! As you prepare for your trip to one of the biggest country music festivals in the country, it’s important to plan ahead for travel, packing, weather, and even research some nearby destinations.
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Bust out your cowboy hat and slip on your boots, it’s almost time for Country Thunder Wisconsin! One of the most popular music festivals of the summer, Country Thunder is held across the U.S. and Canada, featuring some of the biggest names in country music. Wisconsin’s festival will be held July 18–21 in Twin Lakes, right on the Illinois border. Here are the top things to know before you go!
Decide How To Travel
One of most important details when planning to go to a music festival is deciding how to get there.
If you are not camping at the venue, getting to and from the event can be a challenge. Country Thunder Wisconsin provides shuttles to nearby hotels and ridesharing is always an option, but lines can be long and Uber/Lyft fares tend to be high for these types of events. That said, Country Thunder Wisconsin is the perfect occasion for an RV rental because it provides both transportation AND lodging.
Staying onsite in your RV is a convenient, fun and a cost-effective option. In fact, RVs are so popular at Country Thunder, the festival’s “Crown Camping Package” and “Big Rig” camp sites are specifically designed with water and power hookups and septic service.
As you begin packing for the trip, think about what you’ll need while traveling as well as what you want to bring to the festival. Be sure to pack more than enough food, water and clothing and some books or movies to keep you busy. Depending on where you travel from, and you aren’t the one driving, you may have more down time than you expect.
For the festival, pack plenty of sunscreen, comfortable shoes you don’t mind getting dirty and a portable phone charger to keep your battery lasting throughout the day. Check Country Thunder Wisconsin’s website to ensure everything you plan on bringing into the festival is permitted.
Plan For Weather
In the Midwest, the weather is consistently unpredictable. It could be a beautiful, sunny weekend or it might be chilly and rainy. Check the forecast ahead of time and bring clothes for all weather conditions … just in case.
July has the potential to be hot and sunny, so bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat. In the event of rain, you’ll want a poncho, extra towels and plenty of dry clothing on hand. If you do decide to rent an RV, you have a guaranteed spot nearby to escape the rain or take a break from being out in the sun.
Check Out Nearby Destinations
Country Thunder Wisconsin is a great opportunity to turn your festival weekend into an extended vacation. Journey through Wisconsin and explore all the Midwest has to offer. Twin Lakes is located south of Milwaukee, a popular summertime hotspot. Take your RV toward the city or opt to visit Lake Michigan to some more scenic camping experiences.
Whether you want to relax by the water or check out the downtown scene, the opportunities for adventure are endless.
As you plan your weekend at Country Thunder Wisconsin, check out the various RV rental options from Cruise America. There are a variety of RV sizes available to fit your needs.