Big Turnout Expected for Carolina In The Fall Music Festival in Wilkesboro Sept. 25-26

Published Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm

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By Troy Brooks

The Kruger Brothers are hosting the Carolina in the Fall Music Festival on Sept. 25-26 on the old Courthouse Square in historic downtown Wilkesboro. This two-day festival tips its hat to the rich musical history of Wilkesboro, the heart of American folk music and will feature folk music by local and regional groups in North Carolina.

“This is the first year for the “Carolina in the Fall” music festival,” said director Daniel Isom. “We’ve been wanting to see the music scene in Wilkesboro grow. We had many discussions on creating such an event and the Kruger Brothers and the town committee came together on the idea last December. It has been a joy putting this event together for the last few months.”

The festival features fantastic folk, bluegrass, and Americana roots music, including performances from The Kruger Brothers, Balsam Range, The Secret Sisters, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, The Barefoot Movement and many more.

The festival also showcases some of the region’s best food with the Carolina in the Fall Food Truck Championship. Regional restaurants and companies will be selling meals through food trucks as they participate in the championship for a $500 prize. The championship will feature restaurants from all over the region including Appalachian Smoke BBQ from Hendersonville, Angel Pop’s Shaved Ice Fayetteville, Bebo’s American Bistro Cornelius, and many more. Drinks from regional vineyards and breweries will also be hosted in a Bier Garten from the region’s finest breweries and vineyards.

Arts and crafts vendors will also be selling goods to guests during the festival.

“There are many people who come from all over the country to N.C. just to see the leaves change color,” said director Daniel Isom. “We wanted to show what makes this region so special during this time of the year through its people, vendors and music.”

Despite this being the festival’s first year, hundreds of people from around North Carolina have already bought tickets in advance and the VIP tickets have already sold out.

“We’re expecting a good turnout this year,” said Isom. “If the festival were to start today we would have nearly 1500 people a day from 22 states and four foreign countries participating and I see that number increasing before next week.”

Guests can find accommodations in the Hampton Inn 336-838-5000, the Holiday Inn Express 336-838-1800 and at the WFD Campground 336-667-2391.

Two-day tickets cost $25. Single day tickets are $15.

To purchase tickets and learn more about the festival, visit www.carolinainthefall.org.

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