It's nearly Labor Day - the unofficial end of summer (officially, the season continues until Sept. 22), and that means one last fun long weekend fling before the changing of the season! We've compiled a list of the top events taking place in Morgan County over Labor Day Weekend, but don't forget about other great things to do in the area! Hit the hiking trails, enjoy a drive-in movie (or two) under the stars, explore a new-to-you eatery, visit some locally owned boutiques or indulge in a sweet treat or two... whatever you do, have a great holiday weekend!

Cruise-in on the Square

The Cruise-in on the Square takes place each Thursday, April through October.

Kick off the holiday weekend early with an evening in downtown Martinsville. Cool cars, trucks and motorcycles begin to arrive on the courthouse square just before 5 pm on Thursdays for Cruise-in on the Square. Enjoy walking through the unique collection of vintage to modern vehicles (sometimes more than 70!) and chatting with owners and be sure to stop in at a locally-owned downtown eatery for dinner or dessert! 

2022 Paragon Homecoming Festival

Enjoy live music throughout the Paragon Homecoming Festival.

This three-day event (Sept. 2-4) is a Paragon tradition. Enjoy live music each evening, a car show, a vintage fire truck display, carnival games, vendor booths, great food and more! Battle of the Bands takes place on Saturday along with the annual parade and a super hero (and villain) meet and greet opportunity! Keep an eye on our blog for the complete festival schedule when it becomes available. 

The Centerbrook Drive-in

Enjoy a movie (or two) under the stars at a bargain price at The Centerbook Drive-in!

Looking for a fun family activity that's still low-key? Head for the drive in movies! See two movies under the stars for the price of one. The Centerbrook Drive-in will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday night for Labor Day Weekend. They will be showing two first-run films, beginning at approximately 8:45 pm. Gate opens at 7:30 pm. Cash only for admission (cards are accepted at concessions). 

Morgan County Farmers Market

The local farmers market features a variety of vendors.

It's prime harvest time, which means your Morgan County Farmers Market is absolutely bursting with tasty locally grown produce, freshly baked treats, handmade items and more! The market often features live music from young aspiring artists as well, so hang around a bit and get to know local farmers as you enjoy the atmosphere of this Saturday morning tradition. 

Drink at the Creek: Country Rockin' Blues Fest

The Drink at the Creek stage will continue to welcome live music through October!

Cedar Creek's Drink at the Creek Concert Series rachets things up a notch for the holiday weekend with the Country Rockin' Blues Fest - a two-day event featuring four great bands each day. Save some cash with a two-day pass. Remember to bring your own seating. All ages are welcome; kids 12 and under are free! This year's line up for Saturday features The Ultimate Garth BrooksTribute, An Innocent Band (Billy Joel tribute), Duke Tumatoe, and Jennie DeVoe. Sunday will feature Kid Kentucky (Kid Rock tribute), BIGG COUNTRY,, Gene Deer and Gordon Bonham, and the Phil Pierle Trio. Food and beverages available on site from both the new Cedar Creek Eatery and the locally based Gather Around BBQ food truck. Music begins at 2 pm both days.


Looking ahead past Labor Day Weekend, be sure to get all of Morgan County's fun fall festivals and seasonal activities on your calendar! There's at least one (sometimes more!) festival scheduled each and every weekend in September that you won't want to miss. As always, additional events will be added to our event calendar almost daily, so be sure to check back as Labor Day Weekend gets closer!