North Carolina in the fall of the year… thinking about it conjures up images of brilliant colors and cooler temperatures. A time when life slows down and nature’s beauty speeds up! With that as a backdrop, Carolina in the Fall™ brings “New Carolina Music” to Wilkesboro, NC, located in the picturesque foothills of North Carolina.
On September 21st and 22nd, in historic downtown Wilkesboro, the Kruger Brothers will host some of North Carolina’s best folk/ roots music bands during the Award Winning Fourth Annual Carolina in the Fall™ Music and Food Festival. They will be joined by a variety of bands from around the world that tip their hats to the rich musical history of Wilkes, the Heart of American Folk Music™.
In its fourth year, Carolina in the Fall™ has become an annual pilgrimage of bluegrass and folk music lovers. In addition to great music, those that attend will be treated to some of North Carolina’s best food as each year trucks from the region will bring their secret recipes to feed the masses and vie for the Carolina in the Fall™ Food Truck Championship trophy. Additionally, local vineyards and regional craft breweries will be onsite to provide a taste of the region’s best beverages.
As a lifestyle festival, CITF offers more than just music and food. Other events include The North Carolina Banjo Championship, Bobby Martin Songwriting Competition, The Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run and Ride in support of the American Cancer Society and the Silent Auction in support of the Wilkes Music Afterschool Program (12 Note MAP). If you need a little getaway from sitting and listening, Contra and clogging dance classes and Artist Workshops are held both days of the festival. Due to the size of the venues and closeness of the seating, pets are not allowed in any of the music venues.
Make plans now to be in Wilkes County, North Carolina on September 21st and 22nd to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season of Carolina in the Fall™. Visit these links to purchase tickets, make your hotel reservations, or if you like to camp (Sewerfest will be open!). Visit this link if you would like to purchase VIP tickets which includes entry to the Carolina Jam™ sessions each evening from 11 PM til 1 AM at the Yadkin Valley Event CenterYadkin Valley Event Center.
Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival™ welcomes you to Wilkesboro, NC. As Uwe Kruger sings… “in the hills of Carolina folks have opened up the door and for the first time in my life I’m not a stranger anymore”. Come and join our community of music and food lovers. There are no strangers here!
Save the date and make the annual pilgrimage to Wilkes, the Heart of American Folk Music™. Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival™.