Morganton Festival

Music, Food & Fun

Free Concerts Friday and Saturday.
No Admission Fee, Ever!
Kids Zone is Awesome with many Rides & Free Things to Do!
A Mile and a Half of Craft Vendors!

Come Play in our Streets

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Pressing Pause on 2020. We will see you in the streets of Morganton in 2021!

We look forward to seeing you in 2021. You’re invited to come play in the streets at the 39th Annual Morganton Festival on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11, 2021. Stick around for a mile and a half of craft vendors, FREE concerts, a Sunrise Run on the Greenway, Miss Morganton Pageant, and the MADE Competition!

Interested in becoming a vendor? Find out more here.

City Stage

City Stage is the home to National County Music Artists and regional Rock groups. The famous City Stage opens at 8:00pm on Friday and 7:00pm on Saturday. Stay tuned for lineup information for the 2021 Festival.

Indie Stage

The Indie Stage offers festival goers a variety of music genres throughout the day from artists from across the region. During your stay be sure to stop by. The Indie Stage is located near the Beer Garden, in the grass next to the Burke Arts Council.

Pepsi Stage

The Pepsi Stage highlights local talents from Burke and surrounding counties. Located near the Teen Zone on North Sterling Street, make sure you stop by for dance performances, improv sessions, gymnastic feats, and more!

Friday Happenings 

Bring a chair & enjoy free music!

Food Court opens at 12:00pm on Friday

Kid Zone carnival rides

Free Concerts on Three Stages

Music = City Stage or Indie Stage

Hundreds dancing under the sunset

Arts & Crafts + Rides & Games

Saturday Happenings

Bring a chair & enjoy free music!

Food Court opens at 12:00pm on Friday

Kid Zone carnival rides

Free Concerts on Three Stages

Music = City Stage or Indie Stage

Hundreds dancing under the sunset

Arts & Crafts + Rides & Games

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Festival Happenings

 Sunrise Run on the Greenway

The running of the annual Sunrise Run on the Greenway will take place on Saturday, September 12th, the 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.

Teen & Kids Zone

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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