We all have those weekends...
You know, when there's so much going on you just don't know how you'll get to everything? Morgan County has that problem every year in mid-September. Did I say problem? Well, I wouldn't really call it a problem... more like a opportunity for you to explore the entire county, visiting multiple fun fall festivals along the way!
This year, September 16 is perhaps the busiest Saturday of the year for Morgan County festival enthusiasts, but don't worry - we've got all the information you need to make the most of the time you have available. We'll take you through a virtual tour of Morgan County, with festivals all along the way.
Colonel Vawter Day
Morgantown's annual fall festival is a celebration of the town's heritage and is named for Colonel John Vawter, an early settler of the town. The day kicks off with a 5K Fun Run, followed by a car show, vendor booths lining Washington Street, a car show, raffles and a stage featuring live music throughout the day. There's also fun kids activities including bouncy houses, a parade and did I mention the food? There's breakfast at the Senior Center, then for lunch - choose from BBQ pork chops, grilled chicken, crepes, the annual Fire Department Fish Fry and more!
Morgan County Farmers Market
This is the perfect time to visit the local farmers market for squash, pumpkins, mums and all things fall! September 17 will also provide a special bonus - it's Customer Appreciation Day! Enjoy talking with area farmers and other vendors, enjoy samples and enjoy the morning. The market is open from 9 am to 1 pm.
Brooklyn Fire Department Fish Fry & Craft Fair
A great place to enjoy lunch (or dinner if it lasts that long!), kids' activities and shopping at several vendor and craft booths. Food service starts at 11 am and continues until 7 pm or when they run out.
Hunter's Honey Farm Fall Harvest Celebration
This family farm has been in operation for more than 100 years. You can visit the farm (and schedule a tour) any time, but this particular day in September is hands-down the most fun! Once the honey is harvested for the year, the Honey Farm hosts their annual Fall Harvest Celebration, featuring hay rides, pony rides, kids' activities, honey-themed food items and free tours of the honey barn! The adventurous can even take a helicopter ride over the beautiful Morgan County hills (a fee is charged).
Eminence Harvest Festival
This small-town festival kicks off with a tasty pancake breakfast. Vendor booths open at 9 am and the parade begins at 1 pm. Other fun activities include a live magician and other activities for the kids, a car and tractor show, kiddie tractor pull, live entertainment and more!
6h Annual Paws in the Park
Hosted at Pioneer Park in Mooresville, this special event welcomes the whole family - including the furry ones! Bring your dogs out for a walk in the park - or borrow a shelter dog to walk (there will be adoptable dogs eagerly awaiting their new forever family - or just a friendly family to join for a walk). In addition to the walk, there will be bounce houses, live music, a demonstration from the Mooresville K-9 unit, vendor booths, goody bags and so much more!
Eat to the Beat
Wrap up your day of fun at Eat to the Beat, a brand-new event that benefits the Barbara B Jordan YMCA. Held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, the event features eats provided by several regional food trucks and beats from Henry Lee Summer and the Kornfield Mafia.
You can find more information on these fun festivals, and other upcoming events, on our calendar page.