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Access and Parking

Free parking and shuttle service is available! When you arrive, follow the signs for festival parking at the Blue Lot. Our local Boy Scout Troops run shuttle services throughout the festival and ensure a safe, quick, and fun ride to the main festival grounds.

Handicapped Parking

All public parking for persons with a disability and appropriate state-issued handicap parking credentials will be located at Shuttle Stop H in the Blue Lot. MerleFest has designated the entire north paved area (turn right at the end of Stokes Street onto Industrial Drive) for handicapped parking only and has designated shuttles for this area that include wheelchair accessible vans to transport guests to the main festival entrance.

Volunteer Parking

MerleFest organizers have designated Shuttle Stop D which is ½ mile west from the entrance to the Blue Lot for all individual and group volunteers. Shuttle Stop D is located on the west side of Key City Furniture on NC Hwy. 268 West (continue past the Blue Lot entrance to Ithaca Drive and turn right). Designated shuttles for volunteers will begin their routes starting at 7:00 a.m. and will run continuously to the festival main entrance.