Come Have Some Fun in Johnston County 

Johnston County is brimming with incredible activities and events all year round. Conveniently located where I-95 and I-40 meet, the area has become a hub of festivities. You’ll discover some annual traditions that have become part of the fabric of the community throughout the years, along with exciting new festivals and performances. Plus, its rich history means there’s always something to celebrate.

Come discover all the fun Johnston County has to offer!

Some Highlights of Johnston County

Attractions

Ready to discover what living in Johnston County is all about? Check out some of the area’s best attractions.

Festivals

There’s always something to celebrate in Johnston County, so you’ll never have to wait long for the next festival!

Outdoor Adventures

Johnston County is the perfect place to get outside and find an adventure. From leisurely strolls to intense hiking and biking trails, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Shopping & Dining

Need some retail therapy? Craving a fantastic BBQ meal or want a mid-afternoon coffee break? You’ll find all that and more around Johnston County!

Attractions in Johnston County

Our Favorite Annual Events

Smithfield Ham & Yam FestivalMay

Enjoy savory and sweet offerings of sweet potatoes and barbecue, alongside three stages of entertainment, and plenty of fun for the little ones.

200 S. Front Street, Smithfield, NC 27577

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

301 Endless Yard Sale June 17 - June 18

301 Endless Yard Sale runs along the US Highway 301 from Weldon down to Dunn, in North Carolina, with over 500 vendors and 100 miles of yard sales.

114 N Raiford St, Selma, NC 27576

7:00 am - 05:00 pm

Benson Mule DaysSeptember

Enjoy a four-day extravaganza chock-full of rodeos and mule competitions, plus arts and crafts, food, carnival rides, camping, parades, and Bluegrass music.

122 E Main St, Benson, NC 27504

Selma Railroad Days Festival October 7 - October 8

Selma Railroad Days celebrates the town’s rail heritage with a 5K run, parade, crafts, food, and music.

114 N Raiford St, Selma, NC 27576

Meadow Lights November - December

Meadow Lights is the largest and oldest Christmas light display in Eastern North Carolina, with an old fashion candy store, train rides, and of course, Santa.

4546 Godwin Lake Rd., Benson, NC 27504

Ready to Find Your Dream Home?

Deciding where you'll move is one of the most important parts of the home-buying process. And if you ever have any questions about life in the Johnston County area, the Beth Hines Team is here to help. As North Carolina locals, we know a thing or two about our area's lifestyles and real estate market. Feel free to drop us a line with any questions!