(January 28, 2019 - Smithfield/Johnston County, NC) - The Johnston County Visitors Bureau (JCVB) is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2019 Official Johnston County Visitors Guide.  This year’s guide announces the dates of the 2020 reenactment taking place at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site located near Four Oaks, NC. 

“Since it only happens every 5 years, it is not too early to announce the dates for the largest reenactment held in North Carolina. We want visitors to put this on their calendars for the weekend of March 20-22, 2020, and use the Visitors Guide to plan their trip to Johnston County,” stated Donna Bailey-Taylor, JCVB President/CEO.

JCVB prints 50,000 Visitors Guide each year to promote the county and the guide is entirely sponsored by the 3% county-wide occupancy tax, which is paid by visitors to the county staying in area hotels.  The guide provides potential visitors tools to plan a visit with suggested day-trip itineraries, details on area attractions, and special travel deals like the Girlfriends Getaway and Sip and Stay packages. Guides are distributed to all NC Welcome Centers in the state, RDU International Airport, AAA Offices along the eastern seaboard and along I-40 west.  Guides are in visitor centers across North Carolina, as well as, around the county in more than 100 locations such as hotels, attractions, Chambers of Commerce, town halls and retail stores.  

Please contact the Visitors Bureau to receive a copy of the Visitors Guide or to learn more about tourism development and promotion in Johnston County call (919) 989-8687 or visit our web site,, follow us on several social media outlets like Facebook , Twitter or follow our BLOG,

Contact: Donna Bailey-Taylor
(919) 989-8687