It's no secret how much my family loves Merle Fest. Just in case you're new here, Merle Fest is a four day bluegrass festival in our hometown that I have been going to for as long as I can remember. I've seen lots of big timers perform there, like Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, Nickel Creek, and even Merle Haggard. I've had the pleasure of watching some musicians start their career, too. I remember days of snow cone stained faces and dirty feet, hot days and rainy ones. I started dating my now husband at Merle Fest, my brother and his wife met there, and my sister in law got engaged there this year. We've taken our newborns and our toddlers in the rain and the sun, all for the sake of fun and good music, and they have loved every minute.
I only lugged my camera down there for one day this year, and I didn't take many photos, but the ones I have are such a treasure.