events iconThere is so much to do in Downtown Morganton! There are great places to eat and shop, live music and open mic nights, local brewery's serving craft beers, fundraisers and galas, yoga and trivia, and much more!

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2021 MADE Spring Challenge

January 4th - March 15th

MADE (Morganton Arts Design and Engineering) Competition is returning with a design challenge and showcase in the Spring of 2021! Full details have been released and are available at The competition gives middle and high school students the opportunity to apply their critical thinking skills, combining Art, Design, and Engineering to create a functional lamp.

ACC Chili Drive Thru

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Some things never change such as pretending not to be disappointed when your birthday card doesn’t have downtown bucks in it! However, sometimes the details must change in order to advance! Please join the Morganton Downtown Development Association for the ACC Chili Drive Thru, “Chili but driving thru and warming up” The drive-thru event presented by Burke County Farm Bureau Insurance takes place on Thursday, March 11th (rain or shine) outside at the Morganton Community House (120 North King Street) from 11:00am to 1:30pm. A $7.00 ticket buys you delicious Community House prepared chili (meat or vegetarian) with ALL the fixin’s: cornbread, salad, cookies and drink!

Farmers Market Annual Meeting

Tuesday, March 23rd 4:00-5:00pm

Interested in getting involved in the Morganton Farmers Market? Do you have questions about what to expect for the 2021 market season? Then join us at the Morganton Community House on Tuesday, March 23rd for the Annual Farmers Market Meeting. From 4:00-5:00pm we will discuss items involving the 2021 season. Starting dates, ending dates, holiday market dates, WIC program, EBT & Double Bucks, and more will be discussed! If planning to attend, please RSVP by Friday, March 19th.

Pop-Up Farmers Market

Saturday, March 13th 9:00am - 1:00pm 

March on down to the 111 North Green Street to enjoy the Pop-Up Farmers Market! 

Please remember our farmers are a source of food and act as a faction of a grocery store for our community. The March Pop Up Market will host the following vendors: Forget Me Not Farm, J&J Farm, Hoof & Paw, Pure Solutions, Gagliardo Farm, Little Guatemala

For Pop Up Markets, the following rules will be posted:

  1. No customers or vendors exhibiting symptoms may enter the market
  2. Maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times
  3. One customer at a time at each vendor table
  4. Only handle product you are purchasing
  5. No congregating

There will also be a hand sanitizing station during the hours of operation.

Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call 828-438-5252.