Are you over 21?
Yes! We will be open at both locations for Memorial Day. Morganton pub 5-9pm Whippoorwill Farm 12-7.

State of Origin Craft Brew Fest

June 8 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
| Festival
Courthouse Square, Morganton, NC

2019 State of Origin will include 30 breweries, distilleries, cideries and kombucha makers from around the country that create liquids with local ingredients. Join us as we come together in the celebration of thoughtful and seasonal fermentation!

2019 State of Origin Blend

Available only until April 30th!

Bottle pickup will take place at the downtown Morganton pub on Saturday, June 8th from 12 pm – 10 pm.

Get tickets!



Kitty Tsunami



All tickets include glassware, pours and music!

$55 GA tickets

$20 DD tickets

$65 Late Bloomer tickets start on May 29th – day of fest.
Pricing does not reflect fees + taxes.

Physical tickets will be available soon at both locations.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

Please, no babes, kiddos or furry friends at this event.

Directions & Parking

If coming from either Asheville or Charlotte: Take I-40 towards Morganton. Get off at exit 105, and take a right onto NC-18 at the bottom of the ramp (towards downtown). Go through 11 lights, and the venue is on the left.

Public parking is available throughout the city.

Local area information

For additional information on the local area, dining, and lodging and camping, please visit:

Discover Burke County

Downtown Morganton


Blue Ridge Traveler

North Carolina State Parks (camping)


Ridgeline Trolley Schedule

FREE Trolley Transportation will be running continuously. Pickup will be in front of Wells Fargo on the corner of W Union and Sterling St.


  • from nearby hotels to the Courthouse Square 4-5pm
  • from the Courthouse Square to hotels running continuously from 9pm-12am after the festival


  • from nearby hotels back to the Courthouse Square from 8am – 10am.

Abby Cab – 828-475-2988

Uber/Lyft will be available day of the festival!

DD tickets are available for $20 through our ticketing website and can be purchased the day of.

Drive safe, y’all!

Catawba Meadows FREE Camping

The City of Morganton and Catawba Meadows are allowing camping for festival-goers on the evening of Saturday, June 8th.

Please note that there is ABSOLUTELY NO DRINKING ALLOWED on the premise. There will be signs at the entrance of the park letting you know where to set up camp on the day of the festival.**DISCLAIMER** this is a very public and highly trafficked park – please don’t leave anything valuable there! Fonta Flora + Catawba Meadows park WILL NOT be held responsible for any items lost or stolen. We expect all campers to “pack it in, pack it out”. Please be sure to clean up all trash, and leave it better than you found it. Camping in this area is a privilege! Click the map below for address. Please be mindful of the Story Walk boxes on display for children & parents. Thank you!



A portion of proceeds will benefit

“Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is a nationally accredited regional land trust that protects the fabric and character of Western North Carolina’s landscape forever and for the benefit of all.

We preserve the natural and cultural heritage of our region by conserving scenic and recreational landscapes, productive farms and forests, healthy watersheds, rich biodiversity, and vital wildlife habitat.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Foothills Conservancy serves eight counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell, and Rutherford, in three major river basins, which include the Broad, Catawba, and Yadkin.”

In partnership with