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Camping for MerleFest
Sponsored by the North Wilkesboro Fire Department, find great camping location for MerleFest, which provides a bus ride straight to the festival and back.
Find camping for MerleFest via the North Wilkesboro Rotary and Fire Department website.
Available Commercial, Industrial & Business Spaces
Check out available land, properties, and buildings throughout North Wilkesboro.
Explore Wilkes is a site that offers a view of all that Wilkes has to offer. Get information on:
- Quality of Life
- Recreational Activities
Check out Explore Wilkes to learn more about our area.
Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership
Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership, Incorporated is a non-profit nationally accredited Main Street community and organization dedicated to promoting the historic preservation, protection, culture, and use of North Wilkesboro's traditional downtown district.
It receives funds through grants and donations, and fund raising projects like our Holiday Home Tour. It employs a part-time director and is governed by a board of volunteers. Some of these board members are not residents of North Wilkesboro, but are county residents that understand the importance of an attractive and thriving downtown area to the overall economic health of the county. They know that such a downtown aids in the recruitment of businesses and industries, vacationers, retirees, and others seeking to relocate.
Learn more from the Downtown North Wilkesboro website.
Livability Wilkes is a magazine for economic development and tourism.
Visit the Livability website.
North Wilkesboro Weather
Check the local weather and get the seven day forecast!
The Health Foundation
The Health Foundation is a non profit 501(c) (3) organization with a mission of improving the health and well being of the citizens of our area. Our vision includes, without limitation, Community Partnership, Education, and Donor Rights.
Visit the Health Foundation website.
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce
The Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is an organization that has a mission of promoting economic development and striving to enhance the quality of life for all Wilkes County citizens. The Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is an active partner with the Town of North Wilkesboro, Wilkes Economic Development Corporation, Wilkes County, and Town of Wilkesboro.
Visit the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce website.
Wilkes County Public Library
Contact the Wilkes County Public Library at 336-838-2818
Monday to Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visit the Wilkes County Library website.
Wilkes Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
The Wilkes EDC is a non-profit Economic Development Corporation charged with recruiting new businesses, retaining and expanding current businesses, and promoting entrepreneurship within Wilkes County. The Wilkes EDC works closely with the Town's of North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro, and Ronda to bring jobs to Wilkes County.
Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Wilkes Regional Medical Center (WRMC) was established to care for the sick and injured. Its mission is to strive to provide comprehensive, high quality and cost effective health care to the citizens of Wilkes County and surrounding areas.
Visit the Wilkes Regional Medical Center website.
Wilkes Smart Start
Wilkes Smart Start has a mission to develop services for children before they enter Kindergarten that will prepare them to be healthy and ready to succeed. Smart Start is a partnership of agencies coming together to develop programs, such as offering childcare services at the same facility where parents can get their adult high-school diploma & job training!
An adult-only facility, the Wilkes Express YMCA is located at 1918 West Park Drive. The Y includes a comprehensive Wellness Center with on-duty staff, group exercise programs, walking track and SilverSneakers® classes.
Visit the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina website.
North Wilkesboro Elementary School
North Wilkesboro's local elementary school offering an excellent public education, friendly staff, and challenging curriculum. North Wilkesboro Elementary is an elementary school (K through 5) in the Wilkes County School (WCS) system that is proud to be one of the best elementary schools in our area.
Wilkes Community College
Wilkes Community College (WCC) offers students from Wilkes, Alleghany, Ashe, and surrounding counties the opportunity to study a broad based curriculum, improve their skillsets, and improve the world around them. WCC is an excellent asset for training our next generation's workforce and keeping companies viable.
Visit the Wilkes Community College website.
Wilkes County Schools
Wilkes County Schools (WCS) meets the educational needs of 10,169 students, with over 1,500 employees including 20 technology support staff. WCS has thirteen elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, and an early college high school. WCS is committed to excellence in teaching and to the belief that all students can learn.
Visit the Wilkes County Schools website.
The annual Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is held to celebrate the apple harvest from the nearby Brushy Mountains. It is one of the largest single-day arts and crafts fairs in the Southern United States. The festival features music, dancing, artwork, crafts, and food traditional to the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Visit the Apple Festival website.
MerleFest is an annual Americana music festival, which is held the last weekend in April, and is hosted by guitar player Doc Watson. The festival, founded in 1988, now attracts crowds exceeding 85,000 in number, making it the largest folk music festival in the United States. The music is spread across 15 different stages and four days.
Visit the MerleFest website.
Concerts on the Deck
Window World presents a free outdoor concert series, May through October, held the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Yadkin Valley Marketplace. Concerts are 6 to 10 p.m., rain or shine.
Visit the Concerts on the Deck webpage.
North Carolina Department of Transportation
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is one of North Carolina's largest state government agencies, with more than 14,000 employees. NCDOT works hard to provide high-quality transportation for travelers throughout North Carolina, including:
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
- Public Transit
North Wilkesboro Fire Department
North Wilkesboro Fire Department has served the Town proudly over the last one hundred years and maintains an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of 4.0. The Fire Department maintains three full-time engineers/inspectors and a large number of volunteers and Junior Firefighters.
Visit the North Wilkesboro Fire Department website.
North Wilkesboro Police Department
Visit the official Town of North Wilkesboro Police Department website.
The State of North Carolina
The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
Visit the official web portal of the U.S. Government.
Town of Wilkesboro
North Wilkesboro's sister city across the beautiful Yadkin River.
Visit the Town of Wilkesboro website.
Wilkes County Crimestoppers
This Crime Stoppers Program began in 1986 from the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce and our Sheriff's Office. Our Program now operates as an independent organization. The concept has developed into a combination of efforts by local media, businesses, civic and social clubs, law enforcement agencies, and the public.
Visit the Wilkes County Crimestoppers website.
Wilkes County Government
Visit the official website of Wilkes County Government.
Wilkes Transportation Authority
Providing public transportation to all Wilkes County residents and visitors at an affordable price and with exceptional customer service.
Visit the Wilkes Transportation Authority website.
2016 Wilkes County Farmers Market
The farmers market is located at the Yadkin Valley Marketplace in downtown North Wilkesboro and offers their customers more space and a broader selection. The market is open Tuesday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Noon, April through September. Come to the market to pick up a large array of locally grown vegetables, fruit, and other produce at an affordable price!
Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP)
The Blue Ridge Parkway Association's sole purpose is to bring more business to its members along the Parkway. BRP Association members work together to offer the 20 million annual visitors to the Parkway a broad range of family entertainment, recreation, shopping, lodging, and dining in communities along the scenic corridor's 469-mile length.
Visit the Blue Ridge Parkway website.
Foothills Outdoor Adventures
Whether you're looking for a fun day on the lake or the river with the kids, a romantic canoe ride, or a good time with a group of friends, Foothills Outdoor Adventures can provide fun and relaxation for everyone. We offer rentals on both the Yadkin River and W. Kerr Scott Lake, and we are the exclusive source for River Tubs - perfect for groups of up to 8 people.
Visit the Foothills Outdoor Adventures website.
Highland Hills Disc Golf Course
Highland Hills Disc Golf Course was created in 2010 to offer a new public recreational opportunity at no cost to citizens or visitors. Located at Municipal Park in the Highland Park area of town, the Highland Hills Disc Golf Course offers 18 holes of disc golf. So come try your hand at disc golf and enjoy the local amenities.
Rendevous Mountain State Forest
Another educational and recreational opportunity, located in the breathtaking Rendezvous Mountains.
Stone Mountain State Park
Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Test your fly-fishing techniques in more than 20 miles of designated trout waters. Or, with over 16 miles of trails in 14,000 acres of land, take a hike in the park.
The Wilkes Heritage Museum (WHM)
Wilkes Heritage Museum (WHM) is a non-profit responsible for operating and maintaining the Old Wilkes Jail (circa 1859), Robert Cleveland Log Home (circa 1779), and the Wilkes Heritage Museum (circa 1902). The WHM consists of a self-guided tour with exhibits including:
- Early Settlers
- Early Stock-Car Racing
- Military History
Visit the Wilkes Heritage Museum website.
W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir
Boating, mountain biking, fishing and relaxing can all be accomplished at the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir. Check out the over 30 plus miles of multi-use trails or take a relaxing swim in one of the many public access points. See nature as you have never before seen it at the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir!
Wilkes Art Gallery
The Gallery's 10,000 square foot facility includes:
- Education center with a complete ceramics studio
- Gallery gift shop
- Over 3,500 square feet of exhibition space
- Painting and drawing studios
- Two multi-purpose classrooms
The most recent exhibit was Ward Nichol's Retrospective at 80.
Visit the Wilkes Art Gallery website.
Yadkin River Greenway
The Yadkin River Greenway is a natural area between North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro where wildlife, vegetation, and streams are preserved and enjoyed. The Greenway also provides transportation, recreation, and exercise opportunities for the community. Come enjoy a scenic jog or take a leisurely walk!
Visit the Yadkin River Greenway website.
Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor
The vision of the Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor is a regional eco- and heritage tourism destination centered by a system of multi-use greenways, trails, and rails with trails linking major historic and cultural heritage sites, wineries, and communities along the Yadkin River.
Serving Wilkes County for over 100 years, CenturyLink provides broadband, voice and wireless services, as well as advanced entertainment services under the DIRECTV brand. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services to customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers.
Visit the CenturyLink website.
Movies, shows, sports, interviews, music. Better entertainment on a better budget. With DIRECTV, you get more than just hundreds of channels. You get hundreds of HD options from America's number one satellite TV service. Plus, you can bundle with CenturyLink high-speed internet.
Visit the DIRECTV website.
Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people everyday by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way - affordable, reliable and clean. We are one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, headquartered out of Charlotte, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 4 million U.S. customers.
Visit the Duke Energy website.
No matter what you use the web for: working from home, keeping in touch with family or just paying your bills online, satellite Internet from HughesNet North Carolina is the smart choice to make. Please visit the website or call 877-715-4820.
Visit the HughesNet website.
Offering television, phone, and telecommunications services to the citizens of Wilkes County.
Visit the Spectrum website.
Wilkes Telecommunications, Incorporated offers deregulated services such as long distance, television, and Internet access and also reflects our growth in both membership and the services we offer our members.
Visit the Wilkes Telecommunications website.