Morganton Festival Weekends

Aug. 27-28, Sept. 3-4 & 10-11, 2021

You're invited to "come play in the streets of downtown Morganton" during the 2021 Morganton Festival Weekends: Tradition Upheld, Safely Downscaled.

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Times: Fridays 6:00-9:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-7:00pm

Where: The Morganton Festival Weekends take place on the Courthouse Square in downtown Morganton as well as on the following streets surrounding the Square as needed: East Union Street, South Sterling Street, and East Meeting Street. The Courthouse Square and surrounding areas will be enclosed with fencing and have a clearly marked entrance/exit in order for HMF Staff and Volunteers to monitor how many people are inside the event space. This will allow us to maintain any mass gathering limitations in place.
The event allows only 50 handmade craft vendors and 6 food vendors each weekend.
Sanitation Stations will be available on each of the four quadrants of the Courthouse Square.

What: From 6:00-9:00pm on Friday evenings during the Morganton Festival Weekends a TGIF type concert will take place on the Courthouse Square and brand new plaza stage. Food and beverage vendors will be set up on East Meeting Street. Lineup includes: Carolina Soul Band (August 27), Tuatha Dea (September 3), ACE Party Band (September 10)
From 10:00am-7:00pm on Saturdays a socially distanced food and craft event will take place on the Courthouse Square and along East Meeting Street. The first Festival Weekend on August 27 & 28 will feature the Sunrise Run on the Greenway and Student Fitness Challenge. The second Festival Weekend on September 3 & 4 will feature art installations on East Union Street. And on the third and final Festival Weekend on September 10 & 11 the MADE (Morganton Arts Design and Engineering) Competition will take place on East Union Street. Each weekend will not only provide unique entertainment each Friday night but it will also have different special events for every weekend with assorted craft and food vendors set up on the Courthouse Square.

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