Welcome to wonderful Wilkes County. Wilkes County is known worldwide for MerleFest, a diverse roots-music festival dedicated to the memory of Merle Watson. Wilkes County also offers a wide variety of activities for everyone, from adrenenalin pumping BMX racing and mountain biking, to wine tasting at a local vineyard.  While you are here, you can: - Crunch a tart Pink Lady apple from a local orchard as you walk the Yadkin River Greenway. - Learn about the historical 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 Dark Mountain Trails, or sip a glass of wine at a local winery. - See the jail that Tom Dooley was incarcerated in, or explore a village of 19th century log cabins. - Experience our Southern hospitality and the majestic views of the Blue Ridge and Brushy Mountains.  WE'LL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY...OR LET YOU CATCH IT. An action packed sports weekend or a relaxed respite? You'll find both in Wilkes County. Enjoy your virtual visit, and we hope that you will come see us soon.


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