Ask anyone who’s attended, the annual Morganton Festival gives people another reason to celebrate the conclusion of a warm summer season just before the colorful fall foliage season kicks in. With this year being the 35th edition of the festival in North Carolina, the line up includes two major national performances, a slew of fun games for the whole family, scrumptious food and four stages with continuous entertainment to engulf the occasion in Morganton.
Sponsored by the Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge, the 2016 festival in North Carolina is on September 9-10, 2016. During the festival, thousands of the residents and visitors convoke to the foothills to catch all the action and the stunning creations lined up in the one and a half mile of art and crafts. The event, one of the finest in the NC mountain communities, would not have been what it has been for years were it not for different contributions that include:
• A large group of sponsors supplementing the Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge’s efforts.
• About 300 volunteers are drawing from students at the Patton, East Burke and Freedom high schools.
• A team of dedicated employees that prepare the town for a glaring festival.
• The sunrise run participants that attract about 700 runners from 20 local schools.
• More than 50 000 attendees that fill up the city streets for the festival.
There are no significant restrictions for the attendant of the festival in North Carolina but the crafts vendors can register online. Here is what the participants should expect during the two-day music and foodie event:
• The event runs from 3 pm to 11 pm on Friday and nine 1m to 10 pm on Saturday with food Vendors opening at noon.
• Those interested in participating in the 35th Edition of the event can register online as the registration is open.
• The annual sunrise run and the student challenge will go down on Saturday at the Catawba Meadows.
• The music concerts are free public participants
• The event is animal free and will continue whether it rains or shines.
More about Morganton
When it comes to living in NC mountain communities, Morganton offers a myriad of settings. Other than the obvious outdoor city parks, Greenways and Catawba River, the mountain town is known for the vibrant culture often associated with the free monthly TGIF concerts. The attendees of the TGIF concerts are treated with free performances on the legendary courthouse lawn. Food and craft vendors open their stalls at 6:00 pm while the historic hotels of downtown treat you to sumptuous cuisines.
Other than the Morganton festival in North Carolina, the area is cherished for the clean air, waterfalls, hiking trails and foodie scene. One of the most beautiful wild rivers and scenic forest is just a few minutes away from. Wilson Creek and the Catawba River are surrounded the most beautiful NC mountain communities. Among the activities at the protected forest, mountain biking, rugged hikes, trout fishing, and kayaking are just some of the things to do at Wilson Creek. We’re confident you’ll agree, we have it all. An adventurous outdoor playground, fun small mountain towns, mild four season Lenoir weather and the friendliest folks.
The Coves Mountain River Club
At any point in life, living on a mountain, or close to one may seem like a far-reaching dream. In fact, mountains are rare to come by in most parts of the country. But if you’re lucky to have found Lenoir in the foothills, then you’ll quick realize the preciousness of living where the High Country begins.
Situated in the heart of natural forests and along the banks of the Johns River, one cannot evade the beauty and serenity of the natural environment at The Coves Mountain River Club. Amenities include 39 miles of hiking and horse trails, five miles of frontage on the Johns River, four community parks, two community gardens and a mountaintop lodge will stunning long range mountain views that will steal your breath away.
Buyers have the option of choosing riverfront property, homesites with long range mountain views or private wood estates. HOA fees are low at less than $1,000 a year. Why not come take a peek during the Morganton festival in North Carolina.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.