Country Fest - Pro Tips

August 3, 2017

Slip N Fly Country Fest 2017

-Written by All The Rooms

Country music and a massive slip n’ slide that launches you thirty-plus feet into the air is about all you need to know about this festival. If you’re looking to close out the summer with a bang/splash, this party in rural Ohio is a great look.

Slip N Fly Dates and Location

Slip N Fly 2017 takes places Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 at Ohio Dreams in Butler, Ohio.


Slip N Fly 2017 Lineup

Jacob Stiefel, Eric Sowers, Michael Christopher, Rye Whiskey and Erin Stroll are all scheduled to hit the stage. The exact times are TBD.


Slip N Fly 2017 Tickets   

All tickets are $65 and can be purchased online. VIP parking is an additional $25.


Getting to and From Slip N Fly

Air - The Columbus and Cleveland International Airports are just over an hour from Butler and make flying in and renting a car a relatively easy option.

Car -From Cincinnati, Columbus or Cleveland: I-71 runs north/south just west of Butler. From Pittsburgh: I-76 is the best option.


Where to Stay

The festival has on-site campgrounds and the usage charge is included in the ticket price. It’s a basic camping set up with no electricity, but showers will be available at a rate of $5 per five minutes.

If camping isn’t for you, we have a couple accommodation options that will catch your attention.

Bed and Breakfast - This Bed and Breakfast in Butler offers a spacious second floor room in a large country home just minutes from the festival. This is ideal for festival goers looking to relax and enjoy the Ohio countryside in between Slip N Fly-filled days. The hosts charge $168 per night.

Airbnb - This country home in nearby Mansfield is a great option if you have a large group that’s looking to skip the camping and the local stopover hotel options. It can accommodate up to 11 people, gets consistent five-star reviews from previous guests, and is just a twenty minute drive from the festival.


Pro Tips

If you’re going to take on the Slip N Fly, you better have a plan, or else get ready for some serious belly-flop stomach bruises. Let’s get the basics down to make sure Slip N Fly doesn’t get the best of you.

  1. Watch the videos

Checking out a few event videos to get a feel for the air you might catch is a wise idea.


  1. Head first!

Believe it or not, going head first down the slide is safer than the opposite. When you come off the ramp you will find yourself in an upright position and have a better chance of hitting the water feet first.


  1. Eyes on the horizon

It can be hard to control your body in a thirty-foot freefall. The event experts recommend that you focus on the horizon above the trees on a hill opposite the slide. This will help you orient yourself and throw your feet toward the water first.


  1. No diving

Leave that to the pros.


  1. Early bird gets the parking and the slide

Parking fills up fast, as does the line. The earlier you arrive, the better off you’ll be. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. so allotting a half hour or even an hour for early arrival is a good strategy.  

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