Pretty soon the After-Thanksgiving sales will be a 24/7 event in Smithfield, with stores at Carolina Premium Outlets opening earlier and earlier each year.  In past years stores opened at Midnight just hours after the turkey leftovers were put away, this year nearly 40 stores will open at 9pm on Thursday November 24th.

While football games keep many families in front of the television set on Thursday, November 24th, thousands of diehard shoppers will travel to Smithfield for the “deals upon deals” offered at Carolina Premium Outlets.  Shoppers have been lining up hours before the official “midnight” hour for this annual event, which has pushed many stores to open their doors at 9pm.

“We know the outlets will be the center of activity in Smithfield on Thanksgiving Weekend and we love that our stores will be packed,” said Donna Bailey-Taylor, Executive Director, Johnston County Visitors Bureau, “we know and embrace the fact that outlet shopping is our number one attraction in Johnston County.”

The After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale featuring Midnight Madness extended shopping hours are Fri, Nov 25: Midnight-10pm,  Sat, Nov 26: 8am-10pm and Sun, Nov 27: 10am-8pm.  Shoppers will enjoy exceptional holiday savings and extended shopping hours, plus, they will experience the biggest shopping event of the year.

Select Stores will be opening Thu, Nov 24 at 9pm: Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, Bass, Book Warehouse, Calvin Klein Men's, Carter's, Champion, Chico's, The Children's Place, Claire's Accessories, Ecko Unltd., Eddie Bauer, Hanes Bali Playtex, Izod, J.Crew, Jones New York, Journeys, Kasper, Levi's, Loft Outlet, Merrell, Nautica, PacSun, Perfumania, Rack Room Shoes, Rue21, Strasburg Children, Sunglass Hut, Talbots, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Uniform Destination, Yankee Candle

And additional stores opening at 10pm on November 24: Brooks Brothers, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Stride Rite Keds Sperry, Time Factory Watch Outlet

For the most up-to-date information, visit the center’s website, to check on store openings and special offers:  For hotel deals and places to rejuvenate and have a bite to eat, visit the official visitor website for Smithfield,