All Good Fest On Hiatus

Organizers of the All Good Festival in West Virginia have decided to take a break in 2014 as county officials reportedly consider banning large music festivals in general. 

“We’re looking at it,” Jefferson County Commissioner Dale Manuel told the Herald-Mail. “That festival cost Preston County taxpayers $250,000. People were stuck in their homes because of traffic and couldn’t go to work.”

Manuel added that unruly concertgoers filled several area jails.

All Good organizer Junipa Contento notified the Jefferson County Commission Dec. 4 that the event would be shelved until 2015 because the owners of the property near Kabletown couldn’t come to terms on a lease.

The event took place at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, W.Va., from 2003 to 2011.

The festivities were at Legend Valley in Ohio in 2012 and 2013, with attendance at about 30,000 people.

The event moved to a new location following a 2011 accident at the venue’s campground. A man driving a truck accidentally ran over a tent, killing one woman and seriously injuring two others.