Things To Do

If you’re in town for the Historic Morganton Festival, why not make a full weekend of it? Come out early or stay later and try some of these other fun things in the Morganton area!

Outdoors:

The Beanstalk Journey is a zip-line experience!

CBS Sports’ Outpost is also at Catawba Meadows. They offer rentals to enjoy the Catawba River by innertube, canoe, and kayak!

Click here for day-trip suggestions of area sights.

With just a short drive, enjoy area sports and recreation!

Trails:

Take a winery tour through the area!

Make sure to take a peek at the “Most Unusual but Official Morganton Trail Guide” for ideas on driving, biking, art, history, hiking and more!

Food & Shopping:

And don’t forget food! Experience a variety of foods & atmospheres in the area!

Many Downtown Morganton businesses will be open extended hours surrounding the festival dates. Check out some great shops and restaurants in between festival vendors!

Museums:

Visit the Waldensian Heritage Museum, the History Museum of Burke County, the Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library and Museum, or sites on the Overmountain Victory Trail.