What’s Happening in Johnston County?

Quiet country living doesn’t come without its share of fun and excitement! Check out what’s happening throughout the communities of Johnston County to plan your next outing or adventure.

Entertainment and Events around Johnston County

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Clayton Farm and Community Market

  • When: Every Saturday

  • Where: Downtown Clayton, Horne Square

  • What: Fresh produce, local honey, handcrafted goods, and more.

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  • When: First Saturday in November

  • Where: Downtown Clayton

  • What: Nationally-known bands, craft beer, food trucks, vendors, and more.

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Christmas Village & Tree Lighting

  • When: First Thursday after Thanksgiving

  • Where: Downtown Clayton

  • What: Music, holiday cheer, and a traditional tree lighting at Town Square.

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Johnston County Parade of Homes

  • When: April 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29

  • Where: Johnston County

  • What: Catch the latest new home designs & trends.

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Strawberry Festival

  • When: Last Saturday in April

  • Where: Cleveland

  • What: Community festival filled with fun… and strawberries.

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Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival

  • When: First Saturday in May

  • Where: Downtown Smithfield

  • What: Ham biscuits, BBQ, sweet potato, arts, live music and… piglet races?!

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Town Square Concert Series

  • When: Monthly, May through September

  • Where: Downtown Clayton

  • What: A range of live music complemented by good, beverages, and fun.

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Mondo Roots Art & Music Festival

  • When: First Saturday in June

  • Where: Downtown Clayton

  • What: Live music, art demonstrations, craft beer, and food a-plenty.

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July 4th Celebration

  • When: July 4

  • Where: Downtown Clayton

  • What: The biggest event all year, complete with food, concerts, and fireworks

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Benson Mule Days®

  • When: Fourth Weekend in September

  • Where: Benson

  • What: Four days of rodeos, carnivals rides, arts and crafts, concerts, and more.

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Clayton Harvest & Music Festival

  • When: September

  • Where: Downtown Clayton

  • What: Five days of events, concerts, food, vendors, music, and endless fun

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Selma Railroad Days

  • When: October

  • Where: Downtown Selma

  • What: Celebrate history with a 5K run, parade, crafts, food, concerts, and more.

Ready to Come Join the Fun in Johnston County?

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