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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|Dates||last weekend in April|
|Location(s)||Wilkes Community College|
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
|Years active||1988 to present|
|Founded by||Doc Watson|