What to Pack for Country Stampede Music Festival

It’s my favorite time of the year – festival season! I kicked off the summer attending Country Stampede in Topeka and had such a great time. It was my first country music festival and I put together a post that will help you plan and get organized for an unforgettable weekend.

Read on for The Ultimate Guide to What to Pack for Country Stampede!

Tickets
First and foremost, make sure you bring your tickets! I would print them off if they are on your phone and put them in a ziplock bag in your console for when you arrive at the festival grounds. If they are just on your phone, make sure to screenshot them into your photos because there is a chance you wont have service to pull them up on your phone!

Plan Your Outfits Ahead of Time
One of the number one things I recommend you do before a festival is to plan your outfits for each day before you start packing everything else. This way you wont have a million different pieces all thrown into a bag only to discover you don’t like any of them together and wish you had brought something else. Festivals are crazy already without the stress of trying to find something to wear! Need some inspiration? Check out Pinterest or Instagram! Below I’ve put together some key items you’ll want to have packed.

Fashion Staples
  • Shorts, Skirt or Jeans
  • Romper/Dresses
  • Crop Tops/Bikini Tops
  • Bralette
  • Tank Tops
  • Flannel, Jacket, or Sweater – It can get chilly at night
  • Graphic Tees
Accessories
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat – Cowgirl, Cowboy, or Baseball Cap
  • Necklaces
  • Rings 
  • Fanny Pack/Purse/Backpack 
  • Belt
Shoes
  • Cowgirl/Cowboy Boots 
  • Combat Boots or flat booties
  • Sandals – Although I don’t normally recommend sandals, if your feet are hurting from wearing boots the first few days, sandals will help you make it through.
  • Rain Boots – You will want to pack a pair of these just in case it rains and it probably will so it’s better to be prepared!
What to Bring into Stampede
  • Cash/Debit Card
  • ID
  • Bandana 
  • Bandaids
  • Light Jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Female Products
  • Koozie
Hygiene & Beauty Products
  • Deodorant 
  • Chapstick
  • Aloe – It gets hot in the sun and you can burn through the clouds so make sure to throw in some aloe for some sunburn relief!
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Baby Wipes – These will help you feel refreshed.
  • Lotion
  • Make-up – You definitely want to wear as little as possible! 
  • Brush
  • Hair Ties 
  • Bandaids – I always bring bandaids for blisters to help protect my feet.
Electronics
  • Phone 
  • Polaroid Camera – Gotta love fun keepsakes!
  • Power Banks 
  • Portable Speaker 
  • Iphone Charger
If you will be camping
  • Tent
  • Rainfly 
  • Canopy 
  • Tarps – I would bring multiple tarps with you so you can set one under your canopy, under your tent and to block rain from getting onto your stuff.
  • Sleeping Pad or Air Mattress
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Bungee Cords
  • Dry Bag – If it rains, just throw your things into this to protect them!
  • Generator – This will save your life I promise! This way you can charge your phone without draining your car battery.
  • Sleeping Mask 
  • Ear Plugs
  • Pillows
  • Lantern or Lights 
  • Flag or Tapestry – This will help you find your campsite!
  • Lawn Chairs 
  • Table 
  • Yard Games
  • Deck of Cards
  • Duct Tape – You never know 
  • Jumper Cables 
Personal Camping Items
  • Sleeping Mask
  • Ear Plugs
  • Flashlight
  • Toilet Paper
  • Make-up Remover Pads
  • Pj’s 
  • Extra Clothes
  • Towels
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Medications 
  • Tent Lock
  • Sandals
  • Spray Bottle 
Hangover Kit
  • Gatorade
  • Emergen-C Packets
  • Allergy Medicine  
  • Pedialyte
  • Advil 
  • Excedrin Migrane  
  • Protein Bar  
  • Mouthwash or Gum
Food and Drink 
  • Coolers – Get a big cooler so you don’t have to bring multiple 
  • Ice – You’ll need more than you think, so grab a lot of ice!
  • Water Bottles
  • Alcohol – Make sure it is not glass!
  • Granola Bars – Easy and simple to grab when you are hungry.
  • Sandwich Supplies
  • Food – I like to bring chips, easy snacks, fruit, sandwiches & hot dogs!
  • Knife – That way you can make sandwiches. 
  • Trash Bags – Not every campsite is near a trash can so make sure to do your part and bring them so the camping area isn’t trashed.
  • Camping Stove
  • Extra Gas Canisters
  • Condiments
  • Shot Glasses
  • Coffee or Hot Chocolate

Heading to a festival soon? I hope this guide has been helpful for you! Have any questions or anything I should add? Let me know in the comments!

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Hi! I'm Liz, a college student who fell in love with traveling and exploring the world. I'm majoring in Park Management and Conservation and found some of my best moments occurred while I grew up hiking among the pines which is where I get my blog name from. There are many types of pine trees that all have their own unique beauty, just like all the places I have been. My goal is to explore the entire world and share my experiences and tips with you all. Click here to read more about me and why I blog.

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