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MerleFest is an annual "traditional plus" music festival held in Wilkesboro, North Carolina on the campus of Wilkes Community College. The festival, which is held the last weekend in April, was hosted by Grammy Award winner Doc Watson prior to his death and is named in memory and honor of his son, Eddy Merle Watson, who died in a farm tractor accident in 1985.

MerleFest
MerleFest Crowd during Avett Brothers Performance by Jacob Caudill.jpg
Record-breaking crowd at MerleFest during Avett Brothers performance (photo by Jacob Caudill)
Genre traditional plus
Dates last weekend in April
Location(s) Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Years active 1988 to present
Founded by Doc Watson
Website
www.merlefest.org

MerleFest is an annual "traditional plus" music festival held in Wilkesboro, North Carolina on the campus of Wilkes Community College. The festival, which is held the last weekend in April, was hosted by Grammy Award winner Doc Watson prior to his death and is named in memory and honor of his son, Eddy Merle Watson, who died in a farm tractor accident in 1985.

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