From Times Colonist: The Cowichan Valley was awash with country music over the weekend as more than 40,000 fans made their way to the Sunfest country music festival in Duncan.

The sold-out festival, which ran Thursday through Sunday at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, notched its biggest four-day audience to date with help from sets by Tim McGraw, Cassadee Pope, Dean Brody and Jake Owen, among others.

“Without a doubt, it was our busiest Sunfest ever,” said Charlotte Fisher of Wideglide Entertainment, the Duncan-based company that produces the event.

“Before, we were on the radar. Now we’re firmly planted on the map.”
– See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/sunfest-country-music-festival-in-duncan-attracts-massive-crowd-1.1295378#sthash.Im94LQSw.dpuf

The Cowichan Valley was awash with country music over the weekend as more than 40,000 fans made their way to the Sunfest country music festival in Duncan.

The sold-out festival, which ran Thursday through Sunday at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, notched its biggest four-day audience to date with help from sets by Tim McGraw, Cassadee Pope, Dean Brody and Jake Owen, among others.

“Without a doubt, it was our busiest Sunfest ever,” said Charlotte Fisher of Wideglide Entertainment, the Duncan-based company that produces the event.

“Before, we were on the radar. Now we’re firmly planted on the map.”

– See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/sunfest-country-music-festival-in-duncan-attracts-massive-crowd-1.1295378#sthash.Im94LQSw.dpuf

However, now that the event is over, photos below show why many people are unimpressed with the mess left behind by festival goers.

Melissa Louie, who drove by Sunfest on her way home from a trip up island,  posted on her Facebook wall: “Drove by the Sunfest grounds on the way home from up island this weekend – pretty disheartening to see all the garbage and personal belongings left behind. As they say at Tall Tree – be responsible, respectful, and kind. If you wouldn’t do it in your own home, don’t do it here. Have fun, but not at the expense of others. Make your Mom proud. Leave as little trace of yourself as possible. Take only photos and leave only footprints.”

Apparently the mess was far worse then the photos show below. Some of it had already been cleaned up before these photos were taken. If you have photos you would like to add, please email to: info@victoriabuzz.com

Photos taken by Chris Lehmann Thompson

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