Archive for Friday, May 21, 2010

Festy Fest going on without permit from Leavenworth County

May 21, 2010


The Festy Fest Bluegrass Festival in southwest Leavenworth County is going on despite the possibility of fines from Leavenworth County for code violations.

On Thursday, Leavenworth County Commissioners found a special-use permit for the event at 25511 Linwood Road had expired because Festy Fest promoter Justin Falleaf did not obtain the $100,000 event liability insurance or $10,000 security bond in the manner outlined in the permit’s conditions.

Leavenworth County Administrator Heather Morgan said Friday commissioners had not changed their stance.

Morgan and Leavenworth County Counselor David Van Parys said Falleaf would be subject to fines and penalties for code violations if he went ahead with the concert.

“If they don’t have a permit, obviously they’re not supposed to do it,” Van Parys said. However, Van Parys refused to say what steps beyond fines might be taken.

“I can’t speculate as to what may or may not happen,” he said.

Leavenworth County Undersheriff Ron Cranor said Friday afternoon he was unaware the festival was going ahead. The sheriff’s office usually doesn’t enforce code violations, and it would take a complaint from the county zoning and planning department to get it involved, he said.

“I don’t know what our involvement would be,” Cranor said.


Boston_Corbett 4 years, 9 months ago

rebels.... how can civilization exist....

4 years, 9 months ago

Well, with music planned to go on at 1:30AM in the morning I think a complaint is not too far away. Hope for really cool neighbors since Festyfest is just fine pushing the limits here.

kansasmutt 4 years, 9 months ago

I say if they have insurance, poop rooms and medical help on hand, Let Em Party.

ralphralph 4 years, 9 months ago

The undersheriff needs to get on Twitter.

Kontum1972 4 years, 9 months ago

what do u expect from a prison city...i use to live there..cops always harass you...u think lawrence cops are bad....Lv cops take the cake...plenty of profiling there.

Jaylee 4 years, 9 months ago

Waka was one thing, but I find it unnecessary to mess with a bunch of friends watching their friends' bands for what appears to be an insane price to put out the fest-goers anyway. Leave em be! If this guy is willing to have his name on the thing, he will be the one getting sued if anything bad should happen out there and someone wanted to sue for it.

Maybe they got way better numbers than I anticipated, but its still just a big party. I don't know how many road trippin' hippies came from Vermont and Cali and Georgia etc. for FestyFest....

Bursting 4 years, 9 months ago

It's actually very nice and organized out there, i'm so happy that I bought my weekend pass and went! There was a great turnout yesterday and hopefully that continues on today. It is WELL WORTH THE MONEY! Also from what I hear, the county is turning the other shoulder on this one, although its not like anything bad can happen besides a $500 fine. There is no way someone could get sued, this thing has been going on for 4 years.

Come on out and enjoy!


juxtaposed 4 years, 9 months ago

Festy Fest truly is the Besty Best. I cannot wait to make it a tradition with my family! I couldn't have asked for a nicer bunch of people to interact with, the venue was great, and the music was outstanding! Hooray for Festy Fest!

YesItsMe 4 years, 9 months ago

Festy Fest went very well this year, in my opinion, despite several media outlets' attempt to prevent it from happening.

The organizers should probably sue the newspapers and websites that claimed the event was cancelled, because they no doubt prevented some people from attending and hurt their chance of turning a profit.

Kansasalex 2 years, 9 months ago

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