Thu Apr 27, 2023 - Sun Apr 30, 2023


10:30 am - 10:00 pm


Wilkes Comm. College Campus
1328 S. Collegiate Dr. Wilkesboro, NC 28697


Window World

MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate ‘traditional plus’ music.
We are about the MUSIC, MOMENTS and MEMORIES!

The MUSIC of MerleFest was best explained by Doc himself: “When Merle and I started out we called our music ‘traditional plus’, meaning the traditional music of the Appalachian region plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play. Since the beginning, the people of the college and I have a