Wilkesboro

MerleFest Joins Forces with The Bluegrass Situation for the Festival’s 2014 Saturday After-Hours Midnight Jam

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:04 am
One of the more anticipated events at MerleFest - presented by Lowe's and slated this year for April 24-27 - is the Midnight Jam, the Saturday after-hours hootenanny that has produced artistic collaborations and one-of-a-kind superstar jams that have become legendary in the festival's history. Read more...
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Farmers’ Markets Around the High Country Provide Local Products for the Summer Residents and Visitors

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm
May 30, 2013. Summertime in the High Country means fresh local produce, soft artisan breads, right-from-the farm eggs and much more. Farmers' markets all around the mountain region are gearing up for the 2013 summer to share their local wares with the residents and visitors that eagerly await the opening of the markets from the start of our famously harsh winters. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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MerleFest Proud to Announce The Avett Brothers Will Perform at Next Year’s Four-Day Festival in Wilkesboro

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Jan. 3, 2013. MerleFest, presented by Lowe's and slated for April 25-28, 2013, is proud to announce the addition of The Avett Brothers to the festival's Sunday schedule. MerleFest, a four-day event that is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Read more...
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End of Series: Reflections on MerleFest; Four-Day Festival Begins on Thursday. See you there!

Published Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm
April 23, 2012. Leading up to MerleFest, check the HCPress.com every day for the 10-part series on the festival, which began in 1988 as a one-time fundraiser for a campus garden and a memorial for Merle Watson. MerleFest still serves as a community fundraiser and memorial, yet it has grown into one of the premiere music festivals in the world. Read more...
COMPILED BY JESSE WOOD
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Part 9 in 10-Part Series: Reflections on MerleFest

Published Monday, April 23, 2012 at 9:45 am
April 23, 2012. Leading up to MerleFest, check the HCPress.com every day for the 10-part series on the festival, which began in 1988 as a one-time fundraiser for a campus garden and a memorial for Merle Watson. MerleFest still serves as a community fundraiser and memorial, yet it has grown into one of the premiere music festivals in the world. Read more...
COMPILED BY JESSE WOOD
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Wilkesboro Raceway Park Set to Open Gates for 2012 Season This Saturday, March 10

Published Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm
March 8, 2012. WILKESBORO -- The temperatures are up, flowers are blooming and it's race time in Wilkes County! This Saturday, March 10, North Carolina's oldest drag strip, Wilkesboro Raceway Park, will open the gates on the 2012 racing season. Read more...
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