Warm Up This Winter in JoCo

    Couple laughs over coffee at Coffee on Raiford in Selma, NCAs the weather turns cold, though snow is rare in JoCo, visitors and locals look for ways to explore while staying warm. Travel along our Cuppa Joe Trail, discovering locally-owned coffee shops across JoCo's towns with hot lattes and warm baked goods. Stay cozy indoors while enjoying a beverage along JoCo's Beer, Wine, & Shine Trail - or huddle-up on patios and porches under the heaters. There's always something happening in Johnston County and you can look for the perfect winter activity or event using our calendar - concerts, trivia nights, art classes, and more!  

    Johnston County is a destination located "just outside the city", only 30 minutes east of Raleigh, and convenient for visitors traveling through NC at the crossroads of I-95 and I-40! Be sure to #VisitJoCo! Our rich history, recreationagritourism, and emerging culinary scene are just a few reasons to stop and stay a while...don't pass us by! 

    Make plans for a weekend trip to experience all we have to offer. Book a hotel stay, camping trip, or alternative lodging arrangements.

    Take the time to explore and enjoy JoCo this winter! We offer you a warm JoCo welcome!

    2024 Unique Events & Festivals
    Four individuals wearing Fourth of July festive clothing perform on stage at the Smithfield Amphitheater.

    When planning excursions around festivals that happen annually in the south, keep Johnston County’s towns in mind. It is a fun and affordable destination with long-standing, unique events throughout the year... READ MORE

    Watch New Recreation Video

    A screenshot from the 2023 video created for JoCo Recreation Assets

    As a wrap-up to NC's Year of the Trail, and as a look ahead to a new year of exploring JoCo's trails, parks, courses, and waterways we recently created a video highlighting all the wonderful recreational assets in JoCo... WATCH HERE

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