- August 14-31, 2023 – Patron renewals
- September 11-29, 2023 – Reserved seat renewals
- October 1, 2023 – Volunteer applications open
- November 1, 2023 – Vendor applications open
- November 14, 2023 – Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. EST
- November 14, 2023 – Initial lineup announced at 10 a.m. EST
- April 15, 2024 – Volunteer applications deadline
- April 25-28, 2024 – MerleFest
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Click on any of the links below to read, watch, and enjoy our festival’s rich history!
- The 35th Annual MerleFest Is Only One Week Away
- MerleFest Documentary My Name Is Merle screening at 2023 Festival
- MerleFest Adds Chris and Rich Robinson’s Brothers Of A Feather, Nickel Creek, and more to 35th annual festival
- MerleFest Celebrates 35 Years of Music, Moments, and Memories
- MerleFest adds Little Feat, Marcus King, Tanya Tucker, and more to 2023 lineup
- MerleFest Shares Initial Lineup for 2023 – Commemorates 35-year history
- Wes Whitson named MerleFest Festival Director
Who is Flattop?
The big friendly raccoon you will see at MerleFest is our mascot, Flattop. Why a raccoon? Merle Watson’s band, Frosty Morn, used a raccoon as its logo, based on his suggestion. A naming contest gave Flattop his name–a truly fitting one because of Merle and Doc’s mastery of the flattop guitar.