Historic Morganton Ghost Tours
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Morganton Ghost Walk was researched by local paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren who documented creepy events, spooky stories and some bizarre history.
Oysters and Shrimp Fest
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
he Annual October Oyster and Shrimp Festival, an annual fundraiser for the Burke Arts Council, will take place on Saturday, October 19th on the Old Court House Square and the Burke Arts Council property at 115 E Meeting Street in Downtown Morganton.
Boos and Brews at the Henry River Mill Village
6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Boos & Brews is a rain or shine fundraiser benefiting the Henry River Preservation Fund and proceeds from the event will go towards funding their continuous efforts to preserve Henry River artifacts and history for generations to enjoy.
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
When the trick-or-treaters have collected their candy, they can head to the Historic Burke County Courthouse lawn from 3:00pm until 6:00pm for a costume contest, inflatable fun provided by Summit Community Church, and plenty of free games and activities (compliments of the City of Morganton Recreation Department)!
Valdese Treats in the Streets
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The Downtown merchants transform into all sorts of spooky creatures to fill the kiddos pumpkins with candy!
2019 Christmas in November Craft & Gift Show
4 p.m. - 2 p.m.
From wood crafts to quilts, you are sure to find something for everyone on your Christmas list this year (and maybe a few things for yourself!)
Winter Carnival and Memorial Tree Lighting
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
If you would like, you may also drop off your names at the payment drop-boxes located at Morganton City Hall (by the main entrance and near the driveway for the drive-through), available day and night.
November Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
From I-40, take Exit 105, make a right turn and follow South Sterling Street approximately 2.5 miles under the railroad tracks and past the historic courthouse (to your left).
Valdese Annual Christmas Parade
10 a.m. - noon
Enjoy our small town at its finest!
Concerts at the Rock welcomes Darin & Brooke Aldridge
7 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge draw on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the savvy of a young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create the most adventurous album of their career with their latest critically acclaimed release, Faster & Farther.
Lake James State Park
Lake James State Park offers a full menu of activities. Along with boating, swimming and fishing in the beautiful, clear waters of the 6,812-acre lake, there are 25 miles of trails, 15 of which are open to mountain biking.
Linville Gorge Wilderness
Linville Gorge is one of Eastern America's most scenic and rugged gorges, created by the scouring action of the Linville River. Sometimes it is referred to as the "Grand Canyon of Eastern USA." The steep walls of the Gorge enclose the Linville River for 12 miles.
South Mountains State Park
North Carolinas largest State Park, in one of the state’s most rugged areas, South Mountains State Park features elevations to 3,000 feet, an 80-foot waterfall, mountain streams and more than 40 miles of trails for hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers.