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Don't Rush Through Thanksgiving

Johnston County HamsDoesn't it feel like we rush through Thanksgiving to get to the Christmas holidays.  November is upon us and there is much to celebrate and great deals are to be had at Carolina Premium Outlets, but first let's review what we have to be thankful for in Johnston County.

Thanksgiving, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941, has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States. Historically, Thanksgiving has traditionally been a celebration of the blessings of the (agricultural) year, including the harvest.

Johnston County has long been an agricultural powerhouse, producing quality row crops like corn, squash and beans, the majority of the state's sweet potato crop, and a variety of very popular food products.  So this year, when we celebrate Thanksgiving, in the tradition for which it began, let's thank our local farmers.  They literally are putting the food on our tables to feed our families and sustain us.

Buying local foods is all the rage, and farm-to-table restaurants are "trending"...but buying local from area farmers is nothing new to Johnston families. Rejoice in our traditions, try some of our Southern-style recipes and shop locally this holiday season from some of these companies:

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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