Would You Believe Riverfest is Bigger Than These Festivals?
Riverfest is unique, so it's hard to make comparisons, but many Wichitans don't realize just how big Wichita's Riverfest actually is.
According to Wichita Festivals CEO Mary Beth Jarvis "We’re top 30 nationally, top 50 worldwide, as compiled by PollStar. That’s based on ticket (button) sales of 97,000 last year. Because our buttons are reusable, we have to count that number, rather than our total attendance of 410,000."
Here are several famous festivals that pale in comparison to Riverfest.
This music festival in the middle of Tennessee sees a crowd of 80,000. For about $350, Bonnaroo has an impressive music lineup every year... They do not have an Admiral Windwagon Smith or a Medallion hunt.
A music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. This festival draws over 70,000 people from across the United States and around the globe.
Beating Riverfest by a mere 2,000 people with 99,000 tickets sold. We decided to include this well known festival just for scale. A general admission Coachella pass went for $399 in 2016. $459 with a parking shuttle.
This festival lays claim to being "Kansas' Biggest Music Festival"; its largest single day attendance is 55,000.
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Fun Fun Fun Music Festival outside of Austin Texas draws a crowd of 50,000.
Texas Longhorns Stadium
In order to give you an idea of what 97,000 people look like this stadium seats just over 100,000.