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!


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!


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!


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.