Earlier This Year

Check out what happened in Downtown Morganton earlier this year! And if you missed an event, make sure you mark your calendar for next year!

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, 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!!

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, 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!!

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!!

St. Patrick's Day F.A.B. Crawl

Saturday, March 16th ALL DAY!

Crawl with us during the St. Patrick's Day FAB Crawl (Food, Art & Brew) in downtown Morganton.
Retailers, Restaurants, Breweries, Pubs, and Art Studios are signing up to participate in the ALL DAY FAB Crawl on Saturday, March 16th. This St. Patrick's Day FAB Crawl will include some Irish favorites: chef's specials, GREEN beer, music and more await all FAB Crawlers. Also, the Ridgeline Trolley will be available from 5:00-8:00pm that evening to help you get from spot to spot in downtown. And perhaps you'll spy a leprechaun or two during your visit!

Opening Day: Saturday Market

Saturday, April 27

Dates: April 27 - October 26, 2019

Time: 8:00am until 12:00 noon

Join us for the opening day of the 2019 season of the Morganton Farmers Market. The Saturday Morganton Farmers Market is located at 300 Beach Street, behind Maria's Italian Eatery and More Lace at Morganton Station. From I-40, take Exit 105, make a right turn and follow South Sterling Street approximately 2 miles under the railroad tracks and then make a right turn. The Saturday Market operates EVERY Saturday from April 27th to October 26th.

Opening Day: Wednesday Mini-Market

Wednesday, May 1

Dates: May 1 - October 30, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Join us for this amazing Mini Market opening day on Wednesday, May 1st from 12:00-4:00pm. The Wednesday Mini-Market is located at 111 North Green Street, at the corner of Green Street and Avery Avenue. From I-40, take Exit 105, make a right turn and follow South Sterling Street approximately 2.5 miles under the railroad tracks and past the historic courthouse (to your left). The Mini-Market will be on the next corner on the left! The Wednesday Mini Market operates EVERY Wednesday from May 1st to October 30th.

TGIF: The Extraordinaires + Cruise In

Friday, May 3

Band: The Extraordinaires - Variety

The Extraordinaires kick off the TGIF Concert Series on Friday, May 3rd! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this FREE performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm offering a selection of dining and drink options. Then music starts at 7:00pm. In addition to all the great music and food, come out to the first TGIF Cruise-In of the season. Cruise-Ins are brought to you by the Morganton Motor Club.

Business Seminar

Wednesday, May 8th 8:30-10:30am

Using Intagram to Grow Your Business

Although not usually considered a place for business marketing, Instagram and Pinterest have both become powerful mobile platforms for advertisers over the course of the past year. Join us as we explore how you can harness the energy of these powerful social media tools and put them to work in recruiting new customers.

TGIF: Grandma's Medicine

Friday, May 10

Band: Grandma's Medicine - Rock n Roll

Grandma's Medicine is a Morganton based rock and roll variety band that covers a wide selection of music. Be sure to find them on the square Friday, May 10th. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm offering a selection of dining and drink options. Then music starts at 7:00pm.

Market Cooking Demos

Saturday, May 11 8:00am-10:00am

You're in for a special treat at the Morganton Farmers Market. Community House Chef, Sara Williams will be on site preparing scrumptious dishes with produce you can find at the Market! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to see Chef Williams and sample her dishes.
More cooking demos to come: Saturday, June 8th AND Saturday, August 10th!

TGIF: Rooted

Friday, May 17

Band: Rooted - Americana

Rooted was the winner of the 2018 TGIF Showdown Competition. Since then they have performed at a variety of venues including the Morganton Festival last September. Welcome them back to the TGIF stage as they headline the evening of Friday, May 17th. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm offering a selection of dining and drink options. Then music starts at 7:00pm.

Music at the Market - Morganton JAM

Saturday, May 18 9:00-11:00am

You can enjoy LIVE music while shopping fresh and local produce at the Saturday Farmers Market on May 18th. The students of the Junior Appalachian Musicians program will be at the Market playing tunes for you from 9-11am.

Business Seminar

Wednesday, May 22nd 8:30-10:30am

Using YouTube and Videos to Grow Your Business

"In this seminar, you will learn how to get started with video marketing, how to make good quality videos with the tools you already have, setting up and promoting your YouTube channel, and spreading your message to all of your customers with a simple and easy to use method."