Gavin Carson, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, works on the Wakarusa sign. Crews were setting up for the Wakarusa Fest at Clinton Lake.
Perry Buck, known as "Papa Wakarusa", lives behind the center stage.
Perry Buck, or "Papa Wakarusa" as he's known to festival attendees, fits right in with the event. Buckand his wife live in a trailer right behind the center stage. He has spent a lot of time mowing the lawn by the stage.
Wakarusa music & camping Festival patrons line up Wednesday afternoon waiting to get their VIP passes and find a good campsite at Clinton Lake. The four-day event that begins at 8 a.m. today is expected to draw about 15,000 people.
Wakarusa Festival patrons like Nathan Todd and his wife Vega Dial Todd, from Austin Texas, set up their booth to sell wares through the weekend.
Wakarusa Festival patrons from left, Kevin Odenedo and Andrew Simmons both from Nashville, Tenn. set up a tent for the weekend at Clinton Lake.