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The Wilkes Family YMCA is proud to be your home for Merlefest, whether you camp at the YMCA or you stay at Rivers Edge! Shuttle transportation to the festival is available from both the Y and Rivers Edge campground.

April 24-28, 2024

Camping is now open

Rivers Edge Camping

Reserve your spot here

YMCA Camping

Reserve your spot here

Contact us at or 336 838 3991.

Travel directions to the YMCA Merlefest Campground

Rivers Edge Campground is located along the beautiful Yadkin River at the Rivers Edge sports complex. There are over 300 primitive sites available for anything from a tent, to a pop up camper, to a tear drop camper, to a 40 foot RV.

There is limited water access and no power, with the exception of power available to campers without a generator, in need of access for medical reasons. 

There are water hydrants throughout the complex for sharing of water, port-a-jons and a new in 2023 bath house available at Rivers Edge.  

Rivers Edge campers can purchase a YMCA shower band to get access to YMCA showers for $75 for the 4 days when you register online at Eventbrite.

Refunds are only available if we have a waiting list, WCC cancels the festival, or documentation can be provided to for consideration.

For questions, email

Registration Is Now Open!

To purchase tickets for Merlefest, please visit

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