Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, the fourth annual celebration of music, food and mountain tradition, takes place September 21-22 in historic downtown Wilkesboro.
Over 100 musicians, chefs, vintners and craft beer brewers from the region will gather on Main Street to entertain audiences with the best of their craft.
Music begins at noon on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and continues until 10:30 p.m. both nights. Festival gates open an hour before the music begins.
Carolina in the Fall, recipient of the 2017 IBMA Momentum Event of the Year Award, offers five stages of entertainment: Carolina Stage, Foothills Stage, Hall of Fame Stage, Great State Stage, and, new for this year, The 1915 Stage.
Live music on the porch of the Blue Ridge Artisan Center at The 1915 begins at 1 p.m. each day.
“Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the street festival portion of Carolina in the Fall. Those who wish to enter the music venues may purchase a wristband to hear world-class performers from near and far. The entertainment is phenomenal,” said Dale Isom, festival organizer.
“For some music lovers, ‘the bigger, the better’ holds true; others prefer intimate, single-stage festivals. Carolina in the Fall is perfect for everyone. It offers a mix of Americana, bluegrass and folk music; exciting activities and competitions; inimitable shop vendors; slightly-out-of-the-ordinary cuisine to the most beloved and anticipated festival dishes; and a festival ambiance that enhances lifelong memories for all.”
Wilkes County’s The Kruger Brothers serve as festival hosts. They will be joined by other renowned bands that salute the rich musical history of Wilkes, including The Steel Wheels, Jim Lauderdale, The Secret Sisters, Front Country, Humming House, The Roosevelts, Snyder Family Band, The Trailblazers, Wayne Henderson, Presley Barker and many others.
Each evening during the festival, VIP ticketholders can attend the Carolina Jam at the Wilkesboro Holiday Inn Express' Yadkin Valley Event Center. The Carolina Jam, hosted by the Kruger Brothers, features artists from the day’s lineup. These unforgettable jam sessions provide once-in-a-lifetime collaborations between the artists.
Tickets for Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival 2018 are on sale now and may be purchased at www.carolinainthefall.org, by calling (336) 990-0747, at the festival office located at 1305 South Collegiate Drive in Wilkesboro, or at the festival gate.
The two-day VIP ticket includes a reserved seat at the Carolina Stage and a two-night pass to the Carolina Jam. Children ages 12 and under are admitted for free with a paying adult.