Merlefest Lodging for 2013
Lodging can become a fiasco - that is why you should make your reservations early. 4 Seasons Vacations still has cabins available for Merlefest 2013. Why not stay in a real mountain home and further enhance your weekend fun? Our cabins are located throughout the High Country, anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes from the campus of Wilkes Community College. Give us a call or send us an email and we'll be happy to make recommendations based on your needs.
The 2013 MerleFest will begin this year on Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28. The location is Wilkes Community College, North Wilkesboro, NC. Make your reservations online at our website - under the tab - Rentals. Or call 1-336-246-2700.
MerleFest is an annual event in the High Country, and is scheduled to begin the last week in April of each year. Take an extra day and spend time in the charming small town of West Jefferson.
In 1985, a tragic tractor accident cut short the life of the talented and legendary guitarist Eddie Merle Watson at the age of 36.
Several years later, his father, the equally talented and legendary musician Doc Watson, was approached by Wilkes Community College to help host a fundraiser for its innovative "Eddy Merle Watson Garden of the Senses" which has been designed and planted so that everyone regardless of their visual ability may enjoy it.
Thus founded in 1988 as a tribute to the memory of Eddy Merle Watson and to celebrate traditional mountain music in its many forms, the annual MerleFest has been a huge and increasingly popular event over the years. Crossing both generations and genres, MerleFest artfully blends the very best of acoustic, Americana, bluegrass, blues, jazz, folk, Cajun and songwriter music into a format dubbed "traditional-plus"