Some wore short shorts, some wore sleeping bags and hundreds wore cowboy hats to Country Rockfest 2010 on the Halifax Common this weekend.

The headliner for the two-day show was Alan Jackson and thousands of people came to watch, sing along and have a beer (or three).

“I was just born and raised on (country),” said Justin Trenholm, a Jackson fan since he was six years old.

He said he was really looking forward to Mercury Blues and Chatahoochee.

Jackson took the stage on Saturday night with Gone Country and threw in some improvised lyrics:

“Down here in Nova Scotia we’ve gone country.”

And in tribute to his opening act: “We’ve gone country, y’all. Even Kevin Costner’s gone country.”

In fact the city went so country, Halifax looked like Alberta — at least for a weekend.

The two-day Rockfest began on Friday night with George Canyon and headliner Johnny Reid.