Hookahville, featuring Arlo Guthrie and Ratdog with Bob Weir, drew more than 15,000 jam fans – easily surpassing last year’s record of 13,000 – for two days of camping and concerts at Buckeye Lake Music Center outside Columbus, Ohio, on May 26 and 27.

The String Cheese Incident celebrated their third annual International Incident in Damas, Costa Rica, culminating in two sold-out shows of 2,000 each.

The roots of Hookahville lie with its hosts, Ohio’s Ekoostik Hookah. The biannual festival (Memorial and Labor Day weekends) began in the woods behind the home of Ekoostik keyboardist/vocalist David Katz in 1994 and has grown steadily since.

In addition to Ratdog and Guthrie, fans were treated to mandolin master and Grateful Dead collaborator David Grisman. Weir and Guthrie each sat in on Ekoostik Hookah sets on respective nights.

Despite the size of the crowd, there were no incidents or injuries reported.

Hookahville Fall 2000 is also scheduled at the Buckeye Lake Music Center with CPR featuring David Crosby, Jorma Kaukonen Trio, and the Alvin Youngblood Hart Band already confirmed to appear.

The String Cheese Incident ‘s International Incident is a week-long excursion that includes outdoor adventures, environmental exploration and cultural exchange that concludes with two performances.

Approximately 950 fans from the U.S. availed themselves of the band’s in-house travel company, Madison House Travel, to book transportation and lodging for a week in Central America, according to a band statement.

The norte Americanos were reportedly joined by artisans, fans and travelers from Central and South America as well as Switzerland, Israel, Greece, Czech Republic and New Zealand.

During the week, the String Cheese Incident raised $4,000 for a local high school with an acoustic benefit concert, and a silent art auction raised more than $7,500 for Kids Saving The Rainforest, a local environment organization.

The only unusual incidents reported during the International Incident were two weddings.