TICKETS

Multi-Day Tickets

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $255 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Limited number available
  • Reserved seat in front of the Watson Stage: Row 1-35
  • Entrance to the festival all 4 days
  • May purchase Parking Passes & Late Night Jam Tickets – not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing ends 2/16/20 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing begins 2/17/20 – $270 (plus taxes and fees)
  • Gate pricing starts Festival Thursday – $285 (plus taxes & fees)
  • A ticket must be purchased for kids 12 and under sitting in this area
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  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $230 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Limited number available
  • Reserved seat in front of the Watson Stage: Row 36-53
  • Entrance to the festival all 4 days
  • May purchase Parking Passes & Late Night Jam Tickets – not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing ends 2/16/20 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing begins 2/17/20 – $245 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate pricing starts Festival Thursday – $260 (plus taxes & fees)
  • A ticket must be purchased for kids 12 and under sitting in this area
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  • Pricing: $400 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Limited number available
  • Comfortable seating in a covered area with a great view of the Watson and Cabin stages
  • Entrance to the festival all 4 days
  • Friends and Family access
  • Includes snacks and beverages
  • May purchase Parking Passes & Late Night Jam Tickets – not included in above price.
  • Due to limited seating, fans of all ages must have Patio access credentials to enter this area. Children 2 and under are exempt.
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  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $180 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival all 4 days
  • May purchase Parking Passes & Late Night Jam Tickets – not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing ends 2/16/20 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing begins 2/17/20 – $190 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate pricing starts Festival Thursday – $205 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult
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  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $160 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • May purchase Late Night Jam Tickets – not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing ends 2/16/20 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing begins 2/17/20 – $170 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate pricing starts Festival Thursday – $185 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult
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1-Day Tickets

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $50 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Thursday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing ends 2/16/20 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing begins 2/17/20 – $60 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate pricing starts Festival Thursday – $70 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult
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  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $70 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Friday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing ends 2/16/20 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing begins 2/17/20 – $80 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate pricing starts Festival Thursday – $90 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult
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  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $70 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Saturday only
  • May purchase Late Night Jam tickets – not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing ends 2/16/20 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing begins 2/17/20 – $80 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate pricing starts Festival Thursday – $90 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult
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  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $60 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Sunday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing ends 2/16/20 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing begins 2/17/20 – $70 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate pricing starts Festival Thursday – $80 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult
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Add-ons

  • EARLY BIRD TIER ONE PRICING: $40 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Limited number available
  • Must have three-day, four-day, or Saturday entrance pass to purchase
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing ends 2/16/20 at midnight
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing begins 2/17/20 – $45 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate pricing starts Festival Thursday – $50 (plus taxes & fees)
  • May purchase tickets prior to the festival or at the box office during the festival (if tickets are still available)
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  • Pricing: $50 (plus taxes & fees)
  • All tours take place at 2pm.
  • 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. You may purchase tickets prior to the festival or at the box office during the festival (if tickets are still available).
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Rivers Edge Campground is located along the beautiful Yadkin River at the Rivers Edge sports complex. There are over 300 sites available for anything from a tent, to a pop up camper, to a tear drop camper, to a 40 foot RV. There is limited water access and no power, with the exception of power available to campers without a generator, in need of access for medical reasons. There are water hydrants throughout the complex for sharing of water, port a jons and a shower trailer.

For more information, please call the Wilkes YMCA at 336-838-3991.

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  • Pricing: $500 (plus taxes & fees)
  • RV camping spaces must be purchased with a four-day pass. 
  • The RV campground is for self-contained RVs with hard-shell exteriors only. (Pop-ups are allowed.) Tents are prohibited.
  • RV camping spaces are 16′ x 40′. Campers must be able to fit the RV as well as any additional features in the reserved space.
  • The RV campground is open from 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the festival.
  • There are no electrical, sewer or water hookups. A dump station will be located on Stevens Lane and portable toilets will be available.
  • Campers must follow the rules for On-Campus RV Camping, which you can find in our FAQs.
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  • Pricing: $110 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Must have a four day pass to purchase. 
  • Parking pass is good for one vehicle parking space for all four days of the festival.
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  • Pricing: $170 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Must have a four day pass to purchase. 
  • Parking pass is good for one vehicle parking space for all four days of the festival.
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Need Assistance?

Tabitha Hudler, our Senior Business Operations Specialist, can help your MerleFest experience be the best ever. Working with you from start to finish, she is here to help!

Give her a call at 800-343-7857. If calling from outside USA: 1-336-838-6267.

NO REFUNDS. PLEASE NOTE THAT MERLEFEST TICKET ARE NON-TRANSFERRABLE AND WRISTBANDS CANNOT BE SHARED.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. TICKETS NOT FOR RESALE.

NOTE: CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER ARE ADMITTED FREE TO GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING AREAS (ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT); HOWEVER, TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SEATS IN THE RESERVED SEATING AREA.

HANDICAPPED PARKING: ALL PUBLIC PARKING FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY AND APPROPRIATE STATE-ISSUED HANDICAPPED PARKING CREDENTIALS WILL BE LOCATED AT SHUTTLE STOP H IN THE BLUE LOT. MERLEFEST HAS DESIGNATED THE ENTIRE NORTH PAVED AREA FOR HANDICAPPED PARKING ONLY AND HAS DESIGNATED SHUTTLES FOR THIS AREA THAT INCLUDE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VANS TO TRANSPORT GUESTS TO THE MAIN FESTIVAL ENTRANCE (TURN RIGHT AT THE END OF STOKES STREET ONTO INDUSTRIAL DRIVE) ADA CONTACT.

FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE CONSIDERATION OF ALL GUESTS AND OUR CAMPUS, THE FOLLOWING ARE RESTRICTED FROM MERLEFEST:

  • ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS
  • ALL ELECTRONIC ORAL DEVICES (E-CIGARETTES, E-CIGARS, E-PIPE, ETC.)
  • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND ILLEGAL DRUGS
  • WEAPONS
  • PETS
  • UNAUTHORIZED ATVS, GOLF CARTS, SEGWAYS® (OR SIMILAR VEHICLES) ON CAMPUS AND CAMPGROUNDS
  • GLASS CONTAINERS
  • TENTS, CANOPIES, CHAIRS OR HAMMOCKS THAT BLOCK THE VIEW FOR OTHER FANS
  • UNAUTHORIZED VIDEO RECORDING, AUDIO RECORDING OR FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY (PER ARTISTS’ REQUEST)
  • NO UNAUTHORIZED DRONES AT THE FESTIVAL

NO ONE IS PERMITTED BACKSTAGE WITHOUT PROPER CREDENTIALS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MERLEFEST TICKET ARE NON-TRANSFERRABLE AND WRISTBANDS CANNOT BE SHARED.

MERLEFEST GATES OPEN ON THURSDAY AT 2:30P.M.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY GATES OPEN AT 10:00A.M.

PLEASE CHECK OUR STAGE SCHEDULES FOR PERFORMANCE START AND END TIMES EACH DAY. YOU CAN FIND THE STAGES SCHEDULES ON OUR WEBPAGE, THE MERLEFEST APP, AND THE OFFICIAL MERLEFEST PROGRAM BOOKLET.

FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE CONSIDERATION OF ALL GUESTS AND OUR CAMPUS, ALL COOLERS, BACKPACKS, BAGS, ETC. ARE SUBJECT TO BEING CHECKED AT EACH FESTIVAL ENTRANCE. OUR FRIENDLY VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP YOU WITH THIS PROCESS.

MERLEFEST IS HAPPY TO PROVIDE FREE OVERNIGHT STORAGE FOR OUR FANS. YOU CAN FIND OUR STORAGE AREA LOCATED NEXT TO THE TENNIS COURTS. THIS SERVICE IS STAFFED BY A LOCAL CIVIC GROUP WHO WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU.

RESERVED SEATS ARE LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE WATSON STAGE (GREEN CHAIRS ARE NUMBERED AND SET UP IN ADVANCE BY THE FESTIVAL). FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF ALL, ANY UNOCCUPIED CHAIR, INCLUDING ‘RESERVED SEATS’ MAY BE USED BY ANYONE BEFORE 5:OOP.M. OR UNTIL THE OWNER RETURNS. AFTER 5:00P.M., VOLUNTEERS WILL BE CHECKING FOR THE PROPER CREDENTIALS TO ENTER THIS AREA.

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS AND IS LOCATED IMMEDIATELY BEHIND THE RESERVED SEATING AREA AT THE WATSON STAGE AND STRETCHING ALL THE WAY TO THE TREES BEHIND THE LITTLE PICKERS AREA. BRING YOUR BLANKET OR LAWN CHAIR AND ENJOY!

LIMITED SEATING IS PROVIDED AT CERTAIN STAGES OR YOU MAY BRING YOUR OWN. SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED.