Morganton, NC – The Historic Morganton Festival will be Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9, in downtown Morganton. The Festival takes place from 12pm to 12am on Friday and from 9am to 10pm on Saturday.

Founded in 1981, the Festival now boasts three free entertainment stages and a mile and a half of craft vendors.

There’s a Food Court, Beer Garden, and Kid and Teen Zones. There is a Sunrise Run on the Greenway and Student Fitness Challenge on Saturday at 8am, in Catawba Meadows Park.

Swon BrothersThe Food Court on Green Street, Downtown, opens at 12pm Friday and 9am Saturday.

Most events are Downtown, and the Festival is an Animal Free Event and takes place rain or shine.

Friday, September 8, on the City Stage on South Green Street, see Crawford and Power at 8pm; 9pm will be the National Anthem and at 9:30pm the nationally known act The Swon Brothers.

On Friday on the Coors Light Stage, South Sterling Street, 7pm, Alberta Hall.

8pm, Taylor Hensley and at 9:30pm Friday, Throwdown Jones.

Also on Friday night on the Pepsi Stage, North Sterling Street, at 5:30pm, The Dance Factory; 6:30pm, Abbey Miller and at 7:30pm, Studio K.

Kids, meet Peppa Pig and get a hug! Beginning at 10:30am and on the half hour, every hour, through 1:30pm, on Saturday at the Chamber of Commerce.

Yoga on the Lawn will be at 9am Saturday on the Historic Courthouse Lawn.

On Saturday, September 9, on the City Stage on South Green Street, 7pm, Andrew Combs; 8pm, National Anthem.  At 8:30pm, the nationally known Brothers Osborne will perform.

On Saturday, the Coors Light Stage on South Sterling Street presents Gotcha Groove at 5:30pm and Porch 40 at 8pm.

On Saturday on the Pepsi Stage, North Sterling Street, 9:30am – Sandy Beach Shag Club; 10:30am – Lani Reece; 12:30pm – Locobots; 2:30pm – Tumblemania; 3:30pm – Sherri’s School of Dance; 4-:30pm – Debbie Huffman Dance Academy; 5:30pm – The Dance Factory and 6:30pm – Studio K.

For more information, call 828.438.5252 or email info@morgantonfest.org. Website: morgantonfest.org.

The Swon Brothers play Friday night, 9/8/17

Header Photo: Brothers Osborne play Saturday night, 9/9/17