Events

events iconThere is so much to do in Downtown Morganton! There are great places to eat and shop, live music and open mic nights, local brewery's serving craft beers, fundraisers and galas, yoga and trivia, and much more!

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Earlier this year

Pop-Up Farmers Market

Saturday, January 19th 9am-1pm

Come join your local farmers, bakers and craftsmen at a special Pop-up Farmers Market on Saturday, January 19th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Several vendors will be out at the Mini Market location on 111 North Green Street this Saturday selling all sorts of fresh, homemade items. There will be an assortment of goodies for you to pick up for the week ahead.

Join us!!

Farmers Market Annual Meeting

Tuesday, February 12th 2019

Interested in getting involved in the Morganton Farmers Market? Do you have questions about what to expect for the 2019 market season? Then join us at the Morganton Community House on Tuesday, February 12th for the Annual Farmers Market Meeting. From 5:30-7pm we will dine and discuss items involving the 2019 season. Starting dates, ending dates, holiday market dates, WIC program, EBT & Fresh Bucks, and more will be discussed! If planning to attend, please RSVP by Tuesday, February 5th.

$6.00 meal fee. 

Pop-Up Farmers Market

Saturday, February 16th 9am-1pm

Come join your local farmers, bakers and craftsmen at a special Pop-up Farmers Market on Saturday, February 16th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Several vendors will be out at the Mini Market location on 111 North Green Street this Saturday selling all sorts of fresh, homemade items. There will be an assortment of goodies for you to pick up for the week ahead.

Join us!!

ACC Chili Cook Off!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

25th Annual ACC Chili Cook-Off

Get set and get ready for the annual ACC Chili Cook-Off presented by Farm Bureau Insurance. The event will take place Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Morganton Community House (120 North King Street). A BARGAIN PRICED $7.00 ticket buys all-you-can-eat chili with ALL the fixin’s, cornbread, salad, desert and drink! (If you're busy, you can get it to go!). Tickets go on sale February 1st.

Pop-Up Farmers Market

Saturday, March 16th 9am-1pm

Come join your local farmers, bakers and craftsmen at a special Pop-up Farmers Market on Saturday, March 16th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Several vendors will be out at the Mini Market location on 111 North Green Street this Saturday selling all sorts of fresh, homemade items. There will be an assortment of goodies for you to pick up for the week ahead.

Join us!!

M.A.D.E. Competition

Friday and Saturday, September 6-7

The 2018 M.A.D.E. (Morganton Arts Design and Engineering) Competition brought together seven Burke County Middle and High Schools to go head to head in the Eco Chair Challenge. The Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. along with Burke County Public Schools is proud to announce the 2019 M.A.D.E. Challenge. During Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th; area Middle and High School students will compete in the “Junkyard Design Challenge”, an on site engineering and design challenge during the Morganton Festival in downtown Morganton.