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 17 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. In fact, why wait until Saturday - get started on Friday evening!
St. Thomas More Applefest & Hog Roast
This fun event from St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Indiana Street in Mooresvile has too much going on for just one day - they'll get things started at 5 pm on Friday, September 16. The event features carnival rides and kids games, a craft fair, live music, Monte Carlo, a ber and wine garden and more! Saturday has even more going on with all that, plus a pancake breakfast, a car, truck and bike show from 9 am to 2:30 pm, corn hole tournament at 1 pm, and of course, the everything apple booth.
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!
Homespun Bazaar - ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST**
This vendor fair is in its first year. Located outside Artesian Bowl, near the intersection of State Road 37 and the State Road 39 Bypass, there will be more than 45 craft and direct sales booths for you to browse through. Get an early start on your holiday shopping! Don't miss the opportunity for a free game of bowling at Artesian Bowl that day or a family movie deal from Showplace Cinema, right next door!
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.
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 pancake breakfast and 5K Fun Run. Vendor booths open at 8 am and the parade begins at 11 am. Other fun activities include inflatables and other activities for the kids, a car and tractor show, kiddie tractor pull, community talent show and more!
5th 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!
You can find more information on these fun festivals, and other upcoming events, on our calendar page.