Join us in October and enjoy annual Brushy Mountain Festival in Downtown North Wilkesboro NC!

This festival is one of the most prominent arts and crafts festivals in the southeast part of the nation. The yearly affair is organized and operated by the Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club. The Brushy Mountain Festival is not just this club’s biggest fundraiser but has become the prominent fundraiser of Wilkes County.

More than 95 non-profit, church, and civic organizations take part in the festival. For plenty of them, this event has become the largest fundraiser of the year. Over 150,000 folks come to this event. The best part is that it is free.

What to expect

Downtown North Wilkesboro, North Carolina is full with over 400 arts & crafts, 90 food concessions, and different music stages of country, Appalachian heritage, bluegrass, gospel, and folk.

When going through the streets of the festival sightseeing and purchasing the goods, Appalachian music can be heard while the scent of good food is tempting everyone’s appetites.

Don’t forget the apples! Local tree care experts are at the festival selling their apples, dried apples, and cider. This festival also pays homage to the fruit grown and harvested every autumn by apple orchardists from the northwestern part of NC.

So, you’re welcome to join the Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club at the festival this year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The information booth is at Main and 9th Street. The booth has the festival guide that contains the event schedule and the Souvenir Program. Also on 9th Street is the Wilkes Art Council Juried section.

Pre-festival fun starts Friday night at 6 p.m. with the “Apple Jam and live entertainment at the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival Park. This is at the corner of 10th and Main Street.

It is recommended that you get there early with your chair to get a good spot and enjoy the kick off with your family and friends. Food vendors and local restaurants are open so that you can grab some dinner.

This is a fun-filled, family-friendly celebration not to be missed! Hope to see you there!

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