From Wilkesboro

Take Exit 286B (Wilkes Community College exit) off US 421. Take right off exit and follow festival signs for parking.

From Winston-Salem

Drive Time: ~ 1 hour. Take Hwy 421 North toward Wilkesboro. Go approximately 50 miles & take Exit 286B (Wilkes Community College exit) off US 421. Take left off exit and follow festival signs for parking.

From Boone & Blowing Rock

Drive Time: ~ 40 minutes. Take US 421 South for 31 miles. Take Exit 286B (Wilkes Community College exit). Take right off exit and follow signs for festival parking.

From Charlotte

Drive Time: ~ 2 hours. Take Interstate 77 North for 72 miles, take Exit 73B onto US 421 North for 23 miles, take Exit 286B (Wilkes Community College exit) off US 421. Take left off exit and follow festival signs for parking.

From Lenoir

Drive Time: ~ 45 minutes. Take NC 18 North until it intersects with NC Hwy 16. Turn left at intersection. Go approximately 5 miles and get on US 421 North towards Boone. Take Exit 286B (Wilkes Community College exit). Take left off exit and follow signs for festival parking.

From Virginia

Take US 77 South to US Hwy 421 North toward Wilkesboro. Go approximately 23 miles & take Exit 286B (Wilkes Community College exit) off US 421, take left off exit and follow festival signs for parking.

From Atlanta

Drive Time: ~ 5 hours. Take I-85 North 226 miles, take the US 321 North exit, exit number 17, toward Lincolnton. Drive North about 60 miles to Lenoir. Take NC 18 North until it intersects with NC Hwy 16. Turn left at intersection. Go approximately 5 miles and get on US 421 North towards Boone. Take Exit 286B (Wilkes Community College exit). Take left off exit and follow signs for festival parking.

 

From Asheville & Tennessee

Take I-40 East until you get to Morganton. Take the Hwy. 64 exit.Take a Left on to 64 and follow the Hwy. 64 East truck route signs around Morganton. Highway 64 turns into 18 North. Follow 18 North through Lenoir. Take NC 18 North until it intersects with NC Hwy 16. Turn left at intersection. Go approximately 5 miles and get on US 421 North towards Boone. Take Exit 286B (Wilkes Community College exit). Take left off exit and follow signs for festival parking.

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