Annual Festivals

The Yadkin Valley springs alive as the fun-filled festivals bring music, good food, wine, and fantastic artisans.  Touring  a local gallery, engrossed in an outdoor drama, shopping the downtown open air markets, browsing street vendors, captivated by the actions of the fast cars on the drag strip or speeding lawnmower races, or simply tapping your toes to world class Americana music - multiple events, fabulous fun!  To view upcoming events go to our Event Calendar.

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1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro 

336-838-6100

 

 

MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate "traditional plus" music. World-famous 4-day Americana roots-music festival with more than 78,000 participants including over 100 artists and bands that perform on the festival’s thirteen stages. Held on the last weekend in April each year.

APRIL-OCT

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842 CBD Loop, North Wilkesboro 

336-667-7129 Ext: 3021

 

 

 

Car enthusiasts participate in a "Cruise In" every 2nd Saturday of the month from April till October. 

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MAY-AUG

2nd Friday Wilkesboro Concert Series pics go here

MAY-OCT

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842 CBD Loop, North Wilkesboro 

336-667-7129 Ext: 3021

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Concerts on the Deck are held on 3rd Saturday of each month, from 6-10 p.m , May – October, at The Yadkin Valley Marketplace, located in the heart of historic downtown North Wilkesboro. The event features premier performers and a dance floor. FREE Admission.

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1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro 

336-838-6100

 

 

MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate "traditional plus" music. World-famous 4-day Americana roots-music festival with more than 78,000 participants including over 100 artists and bands that perform on the festival’s thirteen stages. Held on the last weekend in April each year.

April-OCT

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842 CBD Loop, North Wilkesboro 

336-667-7129 Ext: 3021

 

Car enthusiasts participate in a "Cruise In" every 2nd Saturday of the month from April till October. 

MAY

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Stone Center Cherry St, North Wilkesboro 

336-667-7129 Ext: 3021

 

The Wilkes County Hall of Fame was created to recognize citizens and groups that have made invaluable contributions to Wilkes County and beyond.

MAY-OCT

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Wilkes Communications Stage in the Carolina West Commons

FREE Admission.

2nd Saturdays from May through October

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Wilkes Communications Stage in the Carolina West Commons

FREE Admission.

2nd Fridays from May through August 2020

MAY-OCT

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842 CBD Loop, North Wilkesboro 

336-667-7129 Ext: 3021 

 

 

Concerts on the Deck are held on 3rd Saturday of each month, from 6-10 p.m , May – October, at The Yadkin Valley Marketplace, located in the heart of historic downtown North Wilkesboro. The event features premier performers and a dance floor. FREE Admission.

June

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Main St. & 10th St., North Wilkesboro 

336-667-7129 Ext: 3021

 

 

 

 

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A two-day Master Series BBQ Cook-Off and Moonshine event. Plus great live music both days.

June-SEPT

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842 CBD Loop, North Wilkesboro 

336-667-7129 Ext: 3021

 

 

 

 

Free outdoor music series first Thursdays June through September at the Yadkin Valley Marketplace. Celebrate the end of the work week with friends and neighbors downtown. Learn more by clicking here.

AUGUST

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1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro 

336-838-6100

 

 

 

 

FaithFest is a tremendous undertaking and planning is a year-round endeavor. It takes hundreds of volunteers and an army of supporters to make this happen. This is not a money-making event, rather it is for the single cause of lifting up and glorifying Jesus Christ.

Our hearts’ cry is that the people attending this event will be drawn into the very presence of our Lord and be forever changed.

September

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100 East Main St, Wilkesboro 

336-990-0747

 

 

 

 

Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival™ welcomes you to Wilkesboro, NC. As Uwe Kruger sings… “in the hills of Carolina folks have opened up the door and for the first time in my life I’m not a stranger anymore”. Come and join our community of music and food lovers. There are no strangers here!

Save the date and make the annual pilgrimage to Wilkes, the Heart of American Folk Music™. Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival™.

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102 W Main St, Wilkesboro 

910-508-0349 

Edge Entertainment along with the Town of Wilkesboro are coming together to bring a weekend of great entertainment, music, food and family fun to downtown Wilkesboro during September.. The weekend festivities will be centered around the new state of the art park facility in beautiful downtown Wilkesboro with live music, food trucks, local vendors as well as two of the area’s top craft breweries. 

OCTOBER

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Main Street, North Wilkesboro 

336-921-3499

The Annual Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is one of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. The Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club owns, operates, and organizes the event each year. The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is not just this club's largest fundraiser, but has become a one of Wilkes County's biggest fundraisers. Over 100 civic, church and other non-profit organizations participate in the festival. For many of them, the festival has become the biggest fundraiser of the year. Over 160,000 people visit this festival during the day and it's FREE.

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