• Fall in Downtown Morganton
    Fall in Downtown Morganton
  • Historic Morganton Festival 2014
    Historic Morganton Festival 2014
  • Fall in Downtown Morganton
    Fall in Downtown Morganton
  • Kaleidoscope Park on N. Sterling Street
    Kaleidoscope Park on N. Sterling Street
  • Historic Morganton Festival 2014
    Historic Morganton Festival 2014
  • Halloween Spooktacular
    Halloween Spooktacular
  • Historic Burke County Courthouse
    Historic Burke County Courthouse

Holiday Shopping

Here are 15 gift ideas in Downtown Morganton!

1. Fresh coffee grinds from The Grind Cafe
2. Handmade jewelry from Hamilton Williams
3. Pottery from Jenluma, Hamilton Williams or West Union Art Studio
4. A growler of local craft beer from Fonta Flora, Catawba Brewing Co. or Brown Mountain Bottleworks
5. Cowboy boots from High Country
6. Artwork from Signature Gallery or Burke Arts Council
7. A spa package from any one of our downtown spas
8. A new outfit from More Lace or Benjamin & Libba's
9. An adirondack chair from Patterson's Amish Furniture
10. Ticket to a show at CoMMA
11. Monthly yoga pass to the upcoming Breathe Yoga & Wellness
12. Furniture or accessories from The Weathered Home
13. Movie night package to Marquee Cinemas
14. Assortment of cupcakes from My Local Bakery
15. A special treat from TREAT (opening soon)
Don't know what to get? Purchase "Downtown Bucks" from the Main Street Office at 112B W. Union Street

Top 5 Host Gifts

1. Bottle of wine from Brown Mountain Bottleworks
2. Candle & stationary from TREAT (opening soon)
3. Bag of Candy from Morganton Feed & Seed
4. Christmas puzzle from TREAT
5. Carolina Trout Spread & Crackers from Brown Mountain Bottleworks

Dining Spotlight

Root & Vine

The idea of root & vine began with one simple word: value. We wanted to provide our guest with the highest quality products, coupled with professional service in a comfortable dining atmosphere, at the lowest price point possible.

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Sat, Lunch: 11:30a - 2:30p, Dinner: 5:00p - 9:30p


139 West Union St


 Kids Menu


 Lunch Menu


 Dinner Menu


 Wine Menu


 Beer & Martini List






Available Properties

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

Click here for a full list!

Printable Guides

Download and print your own guides to Downtown Morganton!

Shopping Guide

Parking Map

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

Smokefoot Trade & Loan

smokefootA full-service pawnshop to Morganton and the surrounding areas since 1983. Has been voted "Morganton's Best Pawnshop" 6 times in the "People's Choice Awards."

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri, 9:00a - 5:30p;
Sat, 9:00a - 1:00p


138 N Sterling St