Woman dies at ‘Little Woodstock’ in rural York County

York County authorities say a 57-year-old woman from Goose Creek died this weekend at a local “Little Woodstock” event.

The sheriff’s office and coroner say they do not suspect foul play. An incident report says the woman – identified by the sheriff’s office as Tina Lynn Countryman – had been drinking and taking prescription pills on Saturday night.

The festival’s website bills the three-day annual event as “around the clock ‘peace-n-love-n-musical’ 1969 Woodstock festival style.” The owner of the property – located in rural York County, close to the southern end of Kings Mountain State Park – could not be reached Monday by The Herald.

The owner and festival operator told York County deputies on Sunday morning that Countryman was a performer at “Little Woodstock,” according to the sheriff’s office report. Countryman had been “drinking heavily” on Saturday night and had to be escorted to a trailer to sleep, around 11 p.m., the report states.

Witnesses told deputies that Countryman drank “large amounts of alcohol” and had taken muscle relaxers. They called 911 the next morning when they found her, the report states.

York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said officials performed an autopsy on Monday afternoon. Her office is waiting on the results of a toxicology test, Gast said.

According to the “Little Woodstock” website, the festival is in its sixth year. The event includes camping and music.

“Little Woodstock” has a Blacksburg address but the land is located in York County. The town of Blacksburg is in neighboring Cherokee County.

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