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Jefferson Co. considers ban on large music festivals, cites problems at event in Preston Co.
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, December 19, 2013 8:54 AM EST
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.
Jefferson County commissioners are considering banning large music festivals in the county.
Organizers of the festival had planned to hold it near Kabletown in Jefferson County in 2014. They notified the commission earlier this month that they were withdrawing those plans because the owners of the property were unable to come to terms on a lease.
Manuel says the 2011 festival cost Preston County taxpayers $250,000. He says there also were traffic problems and festival goers filled three area jails.
Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com