Don't Pass Us By!

    Blueberry picking at Creekside Farm located near Selma, NC.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, outlet shopping at Carolina Premium Outlets, recreationagritourism, and emerging culinary scene are just a few reasons to stop and stay a while...don't pass us by! 

    Events are back in JoCo and our event calendar continues to fill-up as warm weather returns. In addition, late June and July is blueberry season in Johnston County with multiple family farms in the area welcoming families to pick-their-own right out of the field. 


    Redneck BBQ Lab Empire Expands

    Exterior shot of the Redneck BBQ Lab restaurant in Benson, NC.

    For going on five years now, the Redneck BBQ Lab has become a can’t-miss Johnston County experience that residents, regional visitors, and drivers up and down both I-95 and I-40 come back to again and again. Its world championship winning barbeque has something for everyone... READ MORE

    Ava Gardner Festival Updates

    Ava Gardner in a glamour shot.

    The Ava Gardner Museum is in a state of excitement as they kick-off Ava’s centennial birthday this year and next. “Ava 100” is in full swing, including upcoming special events tying into the Ava Gardner Festival weekend October 7-9.... READ MORE

    Send a Photo. Win a Trip.

    Couple Taking a Selfie at Double Barley Beer Garden

    Participants can submit a photo from a JoCo visit; it can be something you experienced, something you ate or drank, or just a beautiful photo of our rural landscapes. There's so much to explore in JoCo, we can't wait to see the photos you share with us... READ MORE

    2022 Clayton Sculpture Trail

    Swinging II by Jack Howard-Potter on the Clayton Sculpture Trail in Clayton, NC.

    The 22-23 Annual Clayton Sculpture Trail has been turned into an easy-to-navigate map on our website. The trail changes every year and is a free self-guided art trail that extends through Downtown Clayton and beyond... READ MORE

    This Week's Calendar of Events



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