September 16 - 19, 2021

See everyone in 2021!

Kids 12 and Under Free! Free Parking! Free Shuttles!
"Traditional Plus" Music
13 Stages of
Music. Moments. Memories.
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September 16 – 19, 2021

#MerleFest2021

Lineup

The initial lineup for MerleFest 2021 is coming soon! 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.

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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.

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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! Vendor applications are now closed.

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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.

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