WELCOME TO WONDERFUL WILKESBORO! 

We'll take your breath away...     

     or let you catch it. 

Wilkesboro is known worldwide for MerleFest, a diverse roots-music festival dedicated to the memory of Merle Watson, son of of the late legendary Doc Watson.

Wilkesboro and Wilkes County also offer a wide variety of activities for everyone, from adrenalin-pumping BMX racing and mountain biking, to wine tasting at the local vineyard and many events to include Wilkesboro Open Air Market, Brushy Mountain Apple Festival, etc.

An action packed sports weekend or a relaxed respite? You'll find both in Wilkesboro and beyond.

While you are here, you can:

~ Crunch an apple from a local orchard as you walk the Yadkin Greenway.

~ Explore the connection between moonshine and NASCAR at the Wilkes Heritage Museum.

~ Marvel at the inspiring frescoes painted by world famous artist Benjamin Long.

~ Mountain bike the world-class Dark Mountain Trails.

~ Sip a glass of wine at one of over 20 wineries within an hour's drive.

~ See the jail that held Tom Dooley, the ladies' man at the heart of a scandalous love triangle.

~ Explore a village of 19th century log cabins at scenic Cleveland Log Cabin in Downtown Wilkesboro or at Whippoorwill Academy & Village.

~ Experience the majestic views of the Blue Ridge, Rendezvous, and Brushy Mountains.

For more tourism information, or to create your own personalized itinerary for your Visit to Wilkesboro and beyond, please visit www.wilkescountytourism.com or see things to do on our website.