After two years in Sugar Creek, the Tumbleweed County Music & Camping Festival is moving to a larger stage.

“It’s sad to leave. We love it,” said organizer Doug Bordegon.

He said the festival needs more space. Also, more than 60 percent of those who attend come from outside the metro area, Bordegon says, indicating a willingness to travel.

The two-day event opened at La Benite park on Labor Day weekend in 2016 after the city signed a five-year agreement with Borda Productions. This year the festival was moved to July.

For 2018, however, Tumbleweed is moving to La Cygne Lake in Miami County, Kansas. It’s set for June 14-16. Also, Dancefesttopia is moving from La Benite to La Cygne Lake.

Bordegon said the agreement with Sugar Creek is still in effect, and he noted the investments his company has made in improvements at La Benite.

“ … and we’re actually in discussion to work with them to have future events,” he said.