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Tickets Go On Sale In November!

April 26-29, 2018

4-Day Reserved Seating:

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $245 (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 & Midnight Jam Tickets – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends: 2/18/18 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/19/18 - 4/25/18 - $260.00
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday - $275.00

4-Day Reserved Seating

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $220 (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 & Midnight Jam Tickets – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends: 2/18/18 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/19/18 - 4/25/18 - $235.00
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday - $250.00

4-Day General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $165 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival all 4 days
  • May purchase Parking Passes & Midnight Jam Tickets for additional cost – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ended: 2/18/18 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/19/18 - 4/25/18: $180 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $195(plus taxes & fees)

3-Day General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $145 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • May purchase Midnight Jam Tickets for additional cost – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ended: 2/18/18 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing:2/19/18 - 4/25/18: $155 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $170 (plus taxes & fees)

Thursday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $45 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Thursday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends: 2/18/18 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/19/18 - 4/25/18: $50 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $55 (plus taxes & fees)

Friday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $60 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Friday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends: 2/18/18
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/19/18 - 4/25/18: $65 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $70 (plus taxes & fees)

Saturday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $65 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Saturday only
  • May purchase Midnight Jam Tickets for additional cost – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends: 2/18/18 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/19/18 - 4/25/18: $70 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $75 (plus taxes & fees)

Sunday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $55 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Sunday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends: 2/18/18 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/19/18 - 4/25/18: $60 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $65 (plus taxes & fees)

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**
**All tours must be purchased in advance of 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)
  • 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.