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    Table Rock Bridal Fair This Weekend!
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    Historic Burke County Courthouse
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    Kaleidoscope Park on N. Sterling Street
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    Historic Morganton Festival 2014
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    Fall in Downtown Morganton
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    Christmas in Downtown on North Green Street
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    Christmas in Downtown at West Union and South Sterling
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    Christmas in Downtown on West Union Street
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    Christmas in Downtown on East Union Street
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    Marquee Cinemas in Downtown
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    Snowy Day on the Morganton Greenway

Dining Spotlight

Jake's Hamburgers

Fresh, hand patted burgers and milkshakes!

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Sat, 10:30a - 9:00p;
Sun, 11:30a - 7:00p

Contact:
828-438-6936

Address:
160 S Sterling St

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Jake's Menu

Available Properties

Interested in moving to Downtown or opening a business? Check out our available properties!

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Printable Guides

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Come Downtown!

Here are 10 great reasons to come to Downtown Morganton!

1. Great coffee & exceptional dining
2. Live music - jazz, rock & more
3. Gallery crawls and fun art studios
4. Free concerts for all ages
5. Easy access to free parking
6. Funky clothing stores
7. Craft Breweries with indoor & outdoor seating
8. Movies for all ages
9. Cycling-friendly (bike lanes)
10. Free Wi-Fi on the Courthouse Lawn

ACC Chili Cook Off!

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The 21st Annual ACC Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser for the Downtown Development Association will take place Friday, March 13, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church (200 North King Street) from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. A BARGAIN PRICED $7.00 ticket buys all-you-can-eat chili with ALL the fixin’s, cornbread, salad, desert and drink! (If you're busy, you can get it to go!)

Where Are Tickets Available?

Chili Cook-off tickets are available at the Main Street Office, 112 B. W. Union Street. Tickets may also be purchased from DDA Board Members and are available the day of the event at the door (cash or check only).

Do you have an outstanding Chili Recipe? 

Then, come compete in the 21st Annual ACC Chili Cook-off, sponsored by the Morganton Downtown Development Association!

How to Enter

Amateur Division: All are welcome to enter this division. Fax or drop your application and fee off at our office before the cookoff, then simply bring your crock-pot of chili to the First United Methodist Church between 8:00 am and 9:00 am Friday March 13. Prizes include trophies and cash awards totaling $250 given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places! (Entries received after 9:00 am will not be included in the judging due to the competitive nature of this event.)

2015 Chili Cook-off Amateur Entry Form

Commercial Division: The commercial division of the Chili Cook Off is an intense competition between area restaurants. First place offers bragging rights to “The best chili in town!”

Please call our office at 828-438-5252 if you're interested in participating as a commercial entry!

Watch the Games

Wide-screen HDTV compliments of Queen City Audio, Video & Appliances will be available.  This ensures that no one will miss a play during the big tournament! Pepsi is also on hand with their Sierra Mist drink line.

Proceeds for this event go to sponsor the various projects that are supported by the Downtown Development Association such as the annual Halloween Trick or Treating and Costume Contest, the annual Christmas Parade, Downtown marketing, sponsorship for a TGIF Concert and more. We hope to see you there!

For more information call 828-438-5252.