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Tickets Go On Sale In November!

April 25-28, 2019

  • $35 Thursday Night Tickets
  • December 10-21 ONLY!
  • Thursday Ticket Price ONLY for WCC Service Area Residents at this special price
  • Must live in Wilkes, Ashe, or Alleghany County to qualify for this special offer
  • County residents can purchase up to TWO Thursday tickets for just *$35 each!
  • *Plus Tax and Service Fee. Must show proof of residence to qualify

4-Day Reserved Seating:

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE: $255 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Row 1-35
  • Limited number available
  • Reserved seat in front of Watson Stage
  • Entrance to the festival all 4 days
  • May purchase Parking Passes & Late Night Jam Tickets – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends on 2/17/19 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/18/19 - 4/24/19 - $270.00 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday - $285.00 (plus taxes & fees)

4-Day Reserved Seating

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $230 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Row 36 - 53
  • Limited number available
  • Reserved seat in front of Watson Stage
  • Entrance to the festival all 4 days
  • May purchase Parking Passes & Late Night Jam Tickets – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends on 2/17/19 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/18/19 - 4/24/19 - $245.00 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday - $260.00 (plus taxes & fees)

4-Day General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $180 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival all 4 days
  • May purchase Parking Passes & Late Night Jam Tickets for additional cost – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends on 2/17/19 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/18/19 - 4/24/19 - $190.00 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday - $205.00 (plus taxes & fees)

3-Day General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $160 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • May purchase Late Night Jam Tickets for additional cost – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends on 2/17/19 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/18/19 - 4/24/19 - $170.00 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday - $185.00 (plus taxes & fees)

Thursday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $50 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Thursday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends on 2/17/19 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/18/19 - 4/24/19 - $60 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday - $70 (plus taxes & fees)

Friday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $70 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Friday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ended: 2/18/18
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/19/18 - 4/25/19: $80 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $90 (plus taxes & fees)

Saturday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $70 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Saturday only
  • May purchase Late Night Jam Tickets for additional cost – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends on 2/17/19 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/18/19 - 4/24/19 - $80 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday - $90 (plus taxes & fees)

Sunday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $60 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Sunday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends on 2/17/19 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/18/19 - 4/24/19 - $70.00 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday - $80.00 (plus taxes & fees)

Late Night Jam

  • Pricing: $40
  • Limited number available
  • Must have three-day, four-day, or Saturday entrance pass to purchase
  • You may purchase tickets prior to the festival or at the box office or raffle tent during the festival (if tickets are still available)

Back Stage Tour

Pricing: $50
Backstage tour includes:

  • Merle Watson Garden of the Senses
  • MerleFest Museum
  • Doc Watson Dressing Room
  • Backstage Green Room
  • Artist Getaway
  • Official MerleFest Poster!
  • All proceeds go towards the Doc Watson Student Emergency Fund

**Must have festival entry pass to purchase**
**You may purchase tickets prior to the festival or at the box office during the festival.**

River's Edge Camping

  • Please purchase your ticket package first, then add on River’s Edge Camping
  • You can register to tent camp ($85), pop up camper ($120) or RV camping ($150) (Plus service fees)
  • Registration can be done from first day of ticket sales until festival begins
  • FAQs about River’s Edge
  • All camping check in will be done at the River’s Edge campground, starting at noon on Wednesday.

On Campus RV Parking

RV camping spaces must be purchased with a four-day pass. Contact us at 1-800-343-7857 if you have questions or purchase your pass when you buy your tickets online.

  • The RV campground is for self-contained RVs with hard-shell exteriors only. (Pop-ups are allowed.) Tents are prohibited.
  • Campers must be able to fit the RV as well as any additional features in the reserved space.
  • The RV campground is open from 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the festival.
  • There are no electrical, sewer or water hookups. A dump station will be located on Stevens Lane and portable toilets will be available.
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On-Campus Parking: Flattop's Lot

Parking pass is good for one vehicle parking space for all four days of the festival. Must have a four day pass to purchase. You can purchase your on-campus parking pass online while buying your tickets. If you need help, please call 800-343-7857.

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On-Campus Parking: Beige Lot

Parking pass is good for one vehicle parking space for all four days of the festival. Must have a four day pass to purchase. You can purchase your on-campus parking pass online while buying your tickets. If you need help, please call 800-343-7857.

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Flattop

Tabitha Hudler

Lead Events Specialist

Tabitha can help your MerleFest experience be the best ever. From choosing reserved seating for that perfect spot in front of the Watson Stage to making sure you get the right number of raffle tickets with your patron package. She is here to help and happy to talk to you about the patron packages that we have to offer.
800-343-7857