Summertime = Get Outside in JoCo! 

    A little boy rides a bicycle while his parents walk their bikes behind him along the Buffalo Greenway in Smithfield, NC.Summer in Johnston County means outdoor concerts, festivals, and lots of fun! With plenty hours of sunlight, get outside the city to go biking on our greenways, or discover a new outdoor hobby like geocaching. Travel along our Farmer's Markets and Local Produce Trail to find seasonal produce homegrown by our local farms. Don't forget to pick your own strawberries and blueberries! Finally, plan ahead to attend JoCo's annual festivals, like the 301 Endless Yard Sale and the many 4th of July celebrations around the county. There's always something happening in Johnston County and you can look for the perfect summer activity or event using our calendar - which features concerts, trivia nights, vendor fairs, 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 unique lodging arrangements.Take the time to explore and enjoy JoCo this summer! We offer you a festive JoCo welcome!

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    Authors From JoCo
    A woman reads a book while sitting on a couch surrounded by bookshelves inside the StoryKeeper Bookstore in Downtown Selma.

    We often highlight JoCo’s many artisans on our blog and website; from moonshine makers to local potters to goat soap producers… but Johnston County is also home to some very talented writers. Here are the latest books by local authors in literary Johnston County... READ MORE

    The Roots of Raleigh Brewing

    Three different glasses full of three different craft beers and seltzers sit on a wooden table at Raleigh Brewing Distro in Smithfield, NC.

    The History of Raleigh Brewing Distro: Not one, not two, but three companies - a sit-down with Raleigh Brewing Owner Kristie Nystedt reveals the trials and tribulations of one of Johnston County's latest breweries, Raleigh Brewing Distro... READ MORE

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