July 17-19, 2014
Country Jam is one of the premier festivals located in Eau Claire offering three days of outstanding Country Music.
Map to Country Jam
See our Press Release Regarding Country Jam Traffic Information
To help make your visit a safe, fun experience the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office has the following information regarding Traffic, Taxi, Safety and Security, Alcohol use, and Campground.
Orange cones and barriers will be placed to assist in the flow of traffic into and out of the Country Jam site and Whispering Pines campground.
Signs will be posted directing traffic to the various site locations and law enforcement will direct traffic during peak hours. Please watch for posted signage.
Inbound Traffic for Country Jam will consist of two-way traffic on all roads leading into the Festival. Traffic Westbound on Crescent Ave at Christian Street will be diverted into two lanes. The left lane will be left turn only onto Pauline Street for VIP Parking. The right lane will continue Westbound for General parking, Camping, Back Stage access, and other traffic.
General Parking will be at two locations. The Main Parking Lot will be at the intersection of Crescent Ave. and Curvue Road. This is the primary lot that will include handicapped access. The second location will be the I94 Parking Lot. Entrance to this lot will be off Crescent Ave., just west of Pauline Street.
Outbound Traffic beginning at the start of the final act each night, will be directed outbound only, through the use of portable traffic signs, barricades, and traffic officers. Two separate one-way traffic flows will be set up that allow persons leaving the festival to do so in a faster and more orderly manner. Once peak outbound traffic is past, traffic flow will return to a two way pattern.
The Country Jam site is at the base of a hill off of Crescent Ave. Taxi drop off and pickup are at the top of the hill and attendees can either walk to the grounds or take one of the courtesy buses that will transport attendees up and down the hill.
Safety and Security
There will be two Sheriff’s Command Posts, one located on the Country Jam festival site between the two main entrance gates near the food courts and the other at Whispering Pines Campground on the backside of the shower area.
Law enforcement officers will be patrolling the Country Jam site and campground on a 24 hour basis.
It is recommended that attendees travel in groups, especially females, when moving about the grounds. Avoid poorly lit or unlighted areas.
Keep any valuables on your person or locked up at all times. Wallets, keys, etc., left in the sleeves of portable chairs are frequently reported as lost or stolen.
The lost and found department is located next to the Sheriff’s command trailer and should be staffed until 12:00 a.m.
Weather conditions are monitored during the festival. A flagpole on the Command Trailer will display the following based on conditions: GREEN flag = Clear Weather, YELLOW flag = Weather watch for the Jam Area, RED flag = Weather warning for the Jam Area.
Law enforcement will not open vehicles when keys are accidentally locked inside unless there is danger to a pet or small child trapped inside. A locksmith or auto/insurance association such as AAA should be called.
While it is our hope everyone have a great time there are limits. Violating the law can result in significant penalties depending on the severity of the offense and the degree of cooperation with law enforcement by the violator.
Penalties can include: loss of all armbands, loss of camping permit, a fine, arrest, and incarceration in the Eau Claire County Jail.
If attendee’s armband(s) and/or camping permit are confiscated for breaking the law, the person(s) will be ejected from the grounds for a day or the entire festival. If the person(s) try to return before the ejection period expires, he/she would be charged with trespassing.
If attendee(s) are arrested or cited at the festival or campground, cooperation with law enforcement and Country Jam staff is very much appreciated and will ensure the least penalties are received. Ejection from the festival ground or campsite is usually the result of non-cooperation.
- The legal age for drinking alcoholic beverages in Wisconsin is 21 years of age.
- Anyone 21 years of age (YOA) or older who intends to consume alcoholic beverages will need an armband which can be obtained for free when entering the festival site. Attendees must wear the armband to purchase alcoholic beverages.
- If an attendee is not 21 he/she will not need an armband.
- To obtain the 21 YOA armband bring a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license or state identification card ……no ID no armband.
- Be prepared to show your ID even with the armband. Attendees cannot drink without the armband but it does not guarantee that your age will not be checked.
- Attendees should not remove their armbands if they plan to re-enter the Country Jam site (same day or other days).
- An armband will only be replaced if the torn or damaged remains of the armband needing replacement is brought in.
- Alcoholic beverages are only for those 21 years of age or older. Do not give, purchase, or provide alcohol for anyone less than 21 years old.
Country Jam has a zero tolerance for underage drinking. No adult, including parents or guardians, may give an alcoholic beverage to someone under the age of 21. No person under the age of 21 will be allowed in the beer gardens, even if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Do not drink alcohol and drive a vehicle. Fines for operating while intoxicated are large, will increase your insurance rates, and will remain on your record forever.
Operating while under the influence of an intoxicant 1st offense
Note: penalties increase dramatically with 2nd offense or higher including mandatory jail time.
$817.50 and revocation of driving privilege for 6 – 9 months
Violation of absolute sobriety (driver with any level of blood alcohol if under the age of 21)
Note: penalties increase with additional offenses and/or if juveniles under the age of 16 are in the vehicle at the time.
$389.50 and MANDATORY 3 month driving privilege suspension