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After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, presented by Window World returns on September 23rd and 24th, 2022! Significant changes have been made for this year’s festival. The first of which is the announcement of a new presenting sponsor, Window World. “We have been blessed with great local support for the festival from the very beginning and that tradition continues as Window World has taken over the role of the presenting sponsor for Carolina in the Fall”, said Dale Isom, Festival Organizer. “We are very thankful for all of our sponsors over the years and their desire to provide excellent entertainment to our community”. 

Additionally, this year’s festival will be held entirely in the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons in Historic Downtown Wilkesboro. “Probably the biggest change to the festival is that it will be free to those that want to attend free”, said Daniel Isom, Festival Coordinator. “We will sell a limited number of Reserved Seats to help fund the festival and the rest is free to the public. “Our goal from the very beginning was to present a free festival”, said Jens Kruger, of the host band, The Kruger Brothers. “It just took us a while to figure out how to do it. We are excited to offer an amazing weekend of free music to our community and those that will visit Wilkesboro.”

The festival will begin on Friday, September 23rd at 5 PM and conclude by 10:30 PM. Saturday’s festivities will begin at 12 Noon and conclude by 11:00 PM. “We are very excited with the bands we have lined up for this year’s festival”, said Michelle Isom, Festival Director. “We have worked very hard to bring excellent talent to Wilkesboro just as we have in our previous years. As always, we focus on bringing bands from North Carolina as this Festival is a celebration of our musical roots. We are thankful to have the Kruger Brothers back as our host band and this year they are bringing a very special surprise for our audiences”. The full band line-up will be announced at the April 15th Darin and Brooke Aldridge concert in The Garden at The 1915. The following week, the full line-up will be on the festival website, Reserved seating sales are slated to begin the first week of May.

Famous for an amazing selection of food trucks, Carolina in the Fall will be bringing some of western North Carolina’s best trucks to feed their audiences. Applications for trucks are found on the festival website. The festival will have a limited number of vendor tents. The link for vendors is located on the website as well. The festivities will include the Annual Chad Lovette Memorial Run to benefit the American Cancer Society. Festival beer and wine sales will be handled by the Wilkes Heritage Museum with all proceeds going to benefit the museum.

Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival is a production of Heart of Folk, LLC along with the Town of Wilkesboro and The Kruger Brothers.

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