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Visitors to the county will discover we have outstanding shops -- outlets, local products, and antiques!

DewaynesVisitors from far and wide have heard Johnston County is home to eastern North Carolina’s largest selection of outlet shopping. While visiting the area, shop for bargains at Carolina Premium Outlets where national name brand retail stores offer 25-65% in savings every day. Also discover all that JR Outlet offers, besides being the world largest cigar retail store, they have housewares, books, garden supplies, cosmetics and fragrances.

But that’s not all…shoppers to the area have also discovered DeWayne’s, a home & garden store with Pandora, Brighton, Vera Bradley, and a boutique clothing store. Selma Antiques Shops and Malls offers over 14 antique dealers for the serious or casual hunter of antiquities.

A day in our Downtown Shopping districts in Smithfield, Selma, Clayton, and Benson offers more that retail therapy, but specialty shops, restaurants, old-fashion drug stores with fresh-squeezed lemonades and ice cream shops offering visitors a fun-filled day of shopping.

We know you will love to shop local and find that unique art or hand-crafted jewelry, food products like Johnston County Ham, or area farms selling wonderful produce for family dinner. We invite you to discover our charming downtowns, heritage farms, food products, and take home a memory of Johnston County.

For a complete list of retail shops in Johnston County, check out our town websites:

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Beer Wine & Shine Trail

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Travel around the county to four award-winning wineries, two breweries and get a taste of brandy along the way!  Receive a Free $30 coupon book when you complete the trail.


Meeting Planners

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Johnston County offers conveniently located and affordable conference facilities for meetings, reunions, and unique destination weddings sites.  Why not select a historic home or horse farm for your next event?


Group Tour Operators

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Groups have discovered exits along I-40 and I-95 for outlet shopping, music theatre, museums and heritage sites.  Call today for custom itinerary planning.


Hotel Packages

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We have created several special hotel packages including a Girlfriends Getaway for outlet shopping, we know you need a break and great deals on shoes!  Click here to book your getaway today.


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