I wish someone would have told us this information or it was posted on this web site before the festival last year.
When you enter the festival to your left side is the VIP area with food, tables, drinks, bathrooms, etc. Later in the day when it really starts to get crowded and people stake their claims around the Mane stage the easiest and best way to access your VIP seats is through the VIP area since there is a path set up. We headed back to our seats before Alan Jackson went on and we tried to get through the other side and it felt like we were stepping on people. It was really tough to navigate our way through and there was no way that I was going to miss one minute of Alan Jackson. People were just so nice about it BUT we didn’t need to disturb anyone or keep saying excuse me and stepping on people’s blankets. One nice young man even helped hoist me over a railing to get through. Stagecoach folks are just the best people you ever want to meet.