PRYOR, OK -- Festival organizers announced Country Fever, Oklahoma's outdoor country music event, will idle in 2010 amidst a challenging economy.

The Pryor, Oklahoma festival, established in 2003, will take a year off in order to re-assess the direction of the event.

"We've had tremendous success with Country Fever over the years, and we thought long and hard about continuing in some fashion this year, as well," said festival co-organizer and President of the Catch the Fever festival site, Mark Nuessle. "But in listening to our long-standing customers and watching the slowly recovering economy, the Country Fever partners and I agreed that our best move was to wait until 2011."

According to a news release, Country Fever has faced open challenges in the last few years with shrinking attendance, lessening sponsor commitments due to the economic climate and increasing artist performance fees.

If you have purchased a pre-sale ticket, visit Country Fever's website, or call the venue's box office at 918-824-2288 or toll free at 866-310-2288 to request a refund or to exchange them for other Catch The Fever festivals.