We are doing a series this month reviewing different festivals that we love. Up first is one of the earliest festivals we attend. I know there have been quite a few festivals underway in FL and AZ already but we will be kicking it off in our home state, North Carolina.
Merlefest is held on the Wilkes County Community College campus which has a few hills but a beautiful layout and landscape and still pretty easy to get around. With at least 9 stages, it is a great festival for families as there is no alcohol or tobacco allowed and a great kid zone and stage! We love the fact that you can bring in your own cooler too. It’s pretty fun to walk around and see festivarians having solid family time at the main stage while sitting on their Tarpestry and enjoying a little picnic while listening to some of the best folk and bluegrass on the scene. Merlefest gets great talent annually with notable bands like Scythian, The Waybacks (tribute hour), Sam Bush, Jim Lauderdale, Donna the Buffalo, Peter Rowan and sooo much more. Click here for full lineup. This year we get the treat of hearing Grammy Winner Brandi Carlile! We love Merlefest and are so excited to be there in a little over a month!!