Record crowd expected at Wetzelland for Brantley Gilbert


By Tara Jones - tjones@limanews.com



Mike Fullerton with the Iron Coffins Motorcycle Club from Lima shows off his 1998 Harley Davidson Road King at last year’s Wetzelland.

Mike Fullerton with the Iron Coffins Motorcycle Club from Lima shows off his 1998 Harley Davidson Road King at last year’s Wetzelland.


File photo | The Lima News

A group from Indiana relaxes at a campsite at last year’s Wetzelland. From left to right are Wendy Winget, Terri Bonjour, Kevin Bonjour, Mark Winget and Dustin Wingate.

A group from Indiana relaxes at a campsite at last year’s Wetzelland. From left to right are Wendy Winget, Terri Bonjour, Kevin Bonjour, Mark Winget and Dustin Wingate.


File photo | The Lima News

Photo courtesy of Wetzel Motorcycle Club


File photo | The Lima News

Wetzelland’s grounds offer a Harley Davidson-shaped pond for its goers to enjoy.


File photo | The Lima News

Campsites are available at Wetzelland each year.


File photo | The Lima News

A group performs at a past Wetzelland.


File photo | The Lima News

Wetzelland typically attracts around 5,000 people each year, but they could see up to 18,000 people on Saturday for a headlining concert.


File photo | The Lima News

Wetzelland is put on each year by the Wetzel Motorcycle Club.


File photo | The Lima News

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Wetzelland

WHEN: Noon to midnight Thursday through Saturday

WHERE: Wetzel Motorcycle Club, 20508 Van Wert Paulding County Line Road, Grover Hill

ADMISSION: $100 per person at gate or wetzelmc.com. 21 and over with photo ID

GROVER HILL — Record crowds are expected for this year’s Wetzelland, thanks to country chart-topper Brantley Gilbert’s headlining concert Saturday night.

“This is a big step out asking people what they want, and they want artists currently out touring, so we went after the big, national act,” Wetzel Motorcycle Club representative Tony Krick said. “It took a lot of jumping through hoops to get that contract signed, especially since it’s the first year for our venue to sign an act of that caliber. We’re hoping for probably a record crowd, bigger than we’ve ever had.”

Krick said they’re looking to set a gate shutoff at 18,000 if it comes to that. Some extra security training and precautions are being taken, but Krick said he had no concerns.

“We’re just doing a little more coaching on the diplomacy side. We do our own security; there’s no outside or law enforcement on grounds,” he explained. “The crowd is probably the better part of our security. They will let us know if someone will get carried away.”

Other entertainment will include Section Ate on Thursday; Colt and Crew, Saliva and Fuel on Friday; and Everette prior to Gilbert on Saturday.

Bike games “weenie bite” and “honey I’m home” will return, as well as the tattoo contest.

Tickets are $100 per person for the full weekend, which includes motorcycle parking. Vehicle and trailer parking is available for $10, and RV parking is available for $140.

Mike Fullerton with the Iron Coffins Motorcycle Club from Lima shows off his 1998 Harley Davidson Road King at last year’s Wetzelland.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_Wetzelland-2-toned.jpgMike Fullerton with the Iron Coffins Motorcycle Club from Lima shows off his 1998 Harley Davidson Road King at last year’s Wetzelland. File photo | The Lima News
A group from Indiana relaxes at a campsite at last year’s Wetzelland. From left to right are Wendy Winget, Terri Bonjour, Kevin Bonjour, Mark Winget and Dustin Wingate.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_Wetzellannd-3-toned.jpgA group from Indiana relaxes at a campsite at last year’s Wetzelland. From left to right are Wendy Winget, Terri Bonjour, Kevin Bonjour, Mark Winget and Dustin Wingate. File photo | The Lima News
Photo courtesy of Wetzel Motorcycle Club
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_WetzellandFlyer.jpgPhoto courtesy of Wetzel Motorcycle ClubFile photo | The Lima News
Wetzelland’s grounds offer a Harley Davidson-shaped pond for its goers to enjoy.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_Wetzelland-1-toned.jpgWetzelland’s grounds offer a Harley Davidson-shaped pond for its goers to enjoy. File photo | The Lima News
Campsites are available at Wetzelland each year.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_Wetzel-RP-006.jpgCampsites are available at Wetzelland each year. File photo | The Lima News
A group performs at a past Wetzelland.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_Wetzel-RP-038.jpgA group performs at a past Wetzelland. File photo | The Lima News
Wetzelland typically attracts around 5,000 people each year, but they could see up to 18,000 people on Saturday for a headlining concert.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_wetzelland-3.jpgWetzelland typically attracts around 5,000 people each year, but they could see up to 18,000 people on Saturday for a headlining concert. File photo | The Lima News
Wetzelland is put on each year by the Wetzel Motorcycle Club.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_wetzelland-1smaller.jpgWetzelland is put on each year by the Wetzel Motorcycle Club. File photo | The Lima News

By Tara Jones

tjones@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Wetzelland

WHEN: Noon to midnight Thursday through Saturday

WHERE: Wetzel Motorcycle Club, 20508 Van Wert Paulding County Line Road, Grover Hill

ADMISSION: $100 per person at gate or wetzelmc.com. 21 and over with photo ID

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

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