Benson Mule Days, Selma Railroad Days, and the Clayton Harvest Festival are three of the largest fall festivals in JoCo.

Learn more about the events, activities, and entertainment you can enjoy at all three of them via the links below.

The visitors bureau has a dedicated page for each linked below with a full schedule of events and more information about each town.

Benson Chamber Park rodeo aerial shot during Benson Mule Days, Benson NC.

Planning a fun family trip to the 2023 Benson Mule Days? On the festival page, you can find itineraries, a map, articles, deals, and hotel information for this four-day celebration, scheduled for September 21st through 24th. 

Model train display at the annual Selma Railroad Festival held in October, Selma, NC.

Selma Railroad Days is celebrating its 48th year on October 6th, 7th, & 8th... it's a 3-day event this year! Explore this page to find more information about the parade, concerts, pageants, and other events, including a food truck rodeo and a 5k. 

A family playing carnival games at the Clayton Harvest Festival in Johnston County, NC.

The Clayton Harvest Festival boasts 5 full days of fun with a midway with fair rides, games, and food, the Clayton Idol singing competition, a vendor fair, a classic car show, and more. Visit Downtown Clayton October 26th-29th to experience this wonderful, family-friendly event. 

There are also many more events happening daily throughout Johnston County as the weather cools and the leaves change. You can find our full schedule of events on our website. Also, don't forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep up with all the classes, concerts, and unique happenings in JoCo.