Explore Annual Events in Johnston County
Want to live like a JoCo local? There's always something fun going on in our area, which means you'll never run out of new things to do and see. Here are a few upcoming events happening throughout Johnston County—we hope to see you there!
August & September
Benson Mule Days
For over 70 years, crowds have flocked to the town of Benson to celebrate the mule with parades, competitions, a carnival, and so much more.
When: August and September
Four Oaks Acorn Festival
Head to the cozy town of Four Oaks for children’s activities, live music, artisan vendors, an antique car and tractor show, and much more!
Where: Barbour's Grove
When: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
1 – 2October
Selma Railroad Days
Selma celebrates its heritage as a railroad town with this popular event, which has everything from train displays to a one-of-a-kind mascot parade. Be sure to check out the food trucks, too!
Where: Downtown Selma
When: All weekend
27 – 31October
Clayton Harvest Festival
The Clayton Harvest and Music Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors to Main Street every year for its food competitions, amazing live music, carnival, car show, and so much more.
Where: Downtown Clayton
When: All week
November & December
Usher in the holiday season at Meadow Lights, the largest and oldest light show in Eastern North Carolina. Come drive through this impressive display, and don't forget to try their old-fashioned candy after snapping a picture with Santa!
When: November and December
Holiday Village and Tree Lighting
Head to Downtown Clayton for an evening of holiday cheer and a chance to see Santa himself. Main Street shuts down for two and a half hours at this unique event—just be sure to bring a perishable food donation for admission.
Where: Main Street
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