Similar name, but two different events. Here's a note on the O-Town Hoedown page:
You may not have heard, there's a new country music festival in town, called Capital Hoedown. No, it's not us. We're in the process of trying to sort the mess out so that there's no confusion about which festival is which. If you want to show your support of O-Town Hoedown, send an email to Capital Hoedown asking them to change their name. No death threats though, or eggs. Also, please leave Y101 out of it, they're just a sponsor, not an organizer.Here's a scorecard to help keep track:
CAPITAL HOEDOWN EMAIL ADDRESSES
|O-Town Hoedown||Capital Hoedown|
|Sept. 24 - Oct. 2, 2010||Aug. 5-7, 2010|
|Headliners will be announced soon.||Headliners include Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill|
We're proposing a shoot-out at high noon in front of City Hall. Winner gets to keep the hoedown name.
Related: Ottawa Festivals Guide