Wilkes County has a ripe atmosphere for festivals‚ the largest of which is the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival. The event on the first Saturday of October draws more than 160‚000 visitors to downtown North Wilkesboro and features arts and crafts vendors‚ musical performances‚ delicious foods and of course‚ an abundance of apples. The annual festival is one of the biggest in the Southeast and is the primary fundraiser for the Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club.
Another popular component of the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is the Apple Jam‚ a musical event held at the corner of 10th and Main streets on the Friday evening prior to the festival.
Other major annual events include MerleFest in April‚ the Shine to Wine Festival in May‚ the Wilkes Heritage Festival in June‚ the Carolina in the Fall music fest in October and the Wilkes Agricultural Fair each fall.
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