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Wilkesboro shines at Carolina in the Fall Festival

Wilkesboro NC Carolina Stage

The third annual Carolina in the Fall festival took place last weekend in Wilkesboro. The two day fest drew huge crowds for a weekend of music and fun in the newly redesigned historic downtown. Carolina in the Fall is a must for all bluegrass lovers. In the week since, the festival won a Momentum Award for Festival/Event/Venue from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Wilkesboro Stage Rendering

Above: Photo courtesy Town of Wilkesboro Facebook page. Rendering by Joe Skibba.

Samsel Architects teamed with Wilkesboro last year to help them forge a new downtown experience, including a new, permanent outdoor stage, a revamped open air market and lawn. Using visual cues from the manufacturing and agricultural heritage of the area, the stage features a metal roof with wood decking, perforated metal pabels and a steel and concrete structure.

We are delighted to see this project come to fruition and be such a success. Congratulations to Wilkesboro, and to all who made the Carolina in the Fall festival a reality for their well-deserved award! Learn more about Carolina in the Fall here.