Attention! Everyone, including children of all ages, attending MerleFest must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of initial entry to enter the festival. See details in safety information below.
Attention! Everyone, including children of all ages, attending MerleFest must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of initial entry to enter the festival. See details in safety information below.
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September 16 – 19, 2021

#MerleFest2021

MerleFest Safety Information
MerleFest 2021 FAQ

Lineup

The initial lineup for MerleFest 2021 has been announced! More artists will be announced in coming weeks. Sign up for our newsletter and get the news first!

Lineup

Purchase

4-Day Reserved Seating, 4-Day General Admission, 3-Day General Admission, Single Day Tickets, Parking Passes, Late Night Jam Tickets, and information on River’s Edge Camping.

Purchase

Volunteer

As a volunteer you will receive free entry to the festival for the entire day of your shift. More importantly, you will be supporting a major fundraiser for Wilkes Community College.

Volunteer

Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

This contest offers songwriters the opportunity to have their songs heard by a panel of professional songwriters from the music industry.

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Getting Here

Getting to MerleFest is easy from any direction. If you are coming from North, South, East or West – we have you covered!

Directions

Things To Do

We have 13 stages of “Traditional Plus” music and so much more! Choices include Nature walks, Acoustic Kids Showcases, Little Pickers Area, a Pickin’ Place and a pleasing variety of food and craft vendors.

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Vendors

The Shoppes at MerleFest is a centrally located shopping village of vendors and official MerleFest memorabilia. Festival guests can peruse vendor booths, check email, charge cell phones, and pick up an official MerleFest t-shirt all in one spot!

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Media Room

Here you will find our media releases, media credential request applications, high-resolution festival images, important dates and official Public Service Announcements. You will also find history about our festival and the Watson Family.

Media Room