CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill.-- Vendors at the latest outdoor festival featuring rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse say they're owed thousands of dollars by promoters of the southern Illinois event.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan ( ) reports that several Gathering of the Juggalos vendors say they've received bad checks from those publicizing the festival last month near Cave-In-Rock.

Hardin County Sheriff Jerry Fricker tells the newspaper that a check his department got from promoters Psychopathic Records Inc. for protective vests and stun guns bounced.

The yearly festival draws tens of thousands of people for a week of music and entertainment.

Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Psychopathic Records told The Associated Press in a statement that the company putting on the event, Juggalo Gathering Inc., is "in the process of preparing a plan to take care of all vendors."