Morganton Festival Weekends

Three back-to-back weekends full of entertainment! Free Friday Night Concerts and Festival Food and Craft Vendors Saturday. August 27-28, September 3-4 & 10-11, 2021.

Come Play in our Streets








Morganton Festival Weekends: Tradition Upheld, Safely Downscaled

You’re invited to come play in the streets of downtown Morganton for the Morganton Festival Weekends set for August 27-28 and September 3-4, 10-11, 2021. Friday begins with the Festival Food Court opening at noon on Meeting Street followed by FREE Friday night concerts from 6:00-9:00pm. Then on Saturdays from 10:00am-7:00pm stroll and shop with food and craft vendors located along East Union and South Sterling Streets. 50 new vendors and 7 new food vendors are featured each weekend!

Morganton Festival Weekend Vendor Booths are SOLD OUT. For more vendor information, click here.

Fridays - August 27, September 3 & 10

Each Friday will feature a new regional band during the Morganton Festival Weekends: Traditionally Held, Safely Downscaled. Food Vendors will open at noon on Meeting Street, Beverage Vendors will open at 6:00pm and music will begin at 7:00pm. 

August 27th – Carolina Soul Band

September 3rd – Tuatha Dea

September 10th – ACE Party Band

Saturdays - August 28, September 4 & 11

50 new handmade craft vendors will fill the Courthouse Square in downtown Morganton each weekend during the Morganton Festival Weekends: Traditionally Held, Safely Downscaled. From 10:00am-7:00pm shop with the vendors and have a bite to eat and drink at the Food Court featuring your festival favorite, mouth-watering vendors.

Each weekend will also feature a fun festival favorite. So far you can plan to, Run the Sunrise Run on the Greenway Saturday, August 28th; see and be a part of art experiences on Saturday, September 4th; and be blown away be the engineering feats at the MADE Competition on Saturday, September 11th. There’s that and so much more in store. Stay tuned for more details.

Friday Happenings 

Bring a chair & enjoy free music!

Food Court opens at 12:00pm on Friday

Have Fun!

Free Concerts on the new Plaza Stage

Carolina Soul Band performing August 27

Tuatha Dea performing September 3

ACE Party Band performing September 10

Dancing under the sunset

Saturday Happenings

Enjoy the mouth-watering creations at the Food Court

Have Fun!

50 Handmade Craft Vendors

Music playing throughout the day

Exciting events every weekend

Arts & Crafts, Food, Entertainment


Festival Happenings

 Sunrise Run on the Greenway

The running of the annual Sunrise Run on the Greenway will take place on Saturday, August 28th, the first weekend of the Morganton Festival.

Miss Morganton Pageant

The Miss Morganton Pageant is open to young ladies, ages 7-up, who reside in NC. The pageant takes place prior to the Morganton Festival in August.

M.A.D.E. (Morganton Arts Design and Engineering) Competition

The M.A.D.E. Competition engages area Middle and High School students in an engineering and design competition on site during the Morganton Festival in downtown. This year’s competition is set for September 10 & 11.

Teen & Kids Zone will be back in 2022

Kid Zone Rovers: A variety of acts from clowns to musicians throughout both days of the festival. Pepsi Stage: Located in the Teen Zone and features dance studios and performers from the region.

 Come Play in our Streets

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