Polo Ralph Lauren at Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield, NC. Shop for Midnight Madness and After-Thanksgiving shopping deals at Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield, NC, I-95, Exit 95.

While football games keep many families in front of the television set on Thanksgiving Day, there will be thousands of diehard shoppers traveling to Smithfield on Thursday, November 28th for the “deals upon deals” offered at Carolina Premium Outlets.  Just hours after the turkey leftovers have been put away, shoppers will start lining up long before the official “midnight” hour for this annual event, which has pushed some stores to open their doors as early as 8pm.

“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 29: Midnight-10pm,  Sat, Nov 30: 8am-10pm and Sun, Dec 1: 10am-8pm. Shoppers will enjoy exceptional holiday savings and extended shopping hours, plus, they will experience the biggest shopping event of the year.

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