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FuddFest Country Music Festival discontinued

LANGLADE COUNTY (WAOW) - FuddFest Country Music Festival in Langlade County is being discontinued by its organizers. The family behind Fuddfest announced on Facebook and on the official Fuddfest website that they are ending the event due to financial issues. The organizers did not respond to calls for further comment. To view the full statement visit www.fuddfest.org.

FuddFest was a privately owned event, but it brought a lot of visitors to the Antigo area. The city's mayor says the local businesses looked forward to the incoming visitors from FuddFest.

"There's an impact on your retail," said Mayor Bill Brandt. "Everywhere from gas to grocery to restaurants. We've had hotel stays due to FuddFest. It has an impact. You hate to lose that kind of draw."

The event lasted 14 years and drew a variety of country music entertainers. Community members, like Kyle Champion, say they will miss more than just the music.

"I'm going to miss it a lot," said Champion. "I'm going to miss how close it brought everyone together and just the overall good times you had there."

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