Even in this digital age, one of the vestiges of bygone days that people still cling to are brochures. Travelers and consumers often still want something to hold in their hands – a guide, a map, an event poster. In a time where there is an app for everything, the paper and ink Visitors Guide still reigns supreme.  With that in mind, the Johnston County Visitors Bureau (JCVB) is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2020 Official Johnston County Visitors Guide.

The 2020 guide retains the popular magazine-style cover - this year promoting agritourism in the county. JoCo's agrarian history means that many of our small towns boast family-owned farms, some of which have added visitor-based operations to compliment their commercial farming businesses. In-field produce picking (like berries and pumpkins), corn mazes, haunted attractions, CSAs, farm stands, and Christmas lights are just a few of the agritourism activities on offer in the county. Visitors to rural areas, especially those from hyper-urban locations, enjoy experiencing and learning about life on a farm, discovering where their food comes from, and enjoying the complimentary businesses that come with an agriculturally-centered region; the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, locally-sourced restaurants, and the Clayton Farmer's Market are just a few examples.

The 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. 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 physical copy of the Visitors Guide or to learn more about Johnston County, at (919) 989-8687 or visit our web site, johnstoncountync.org. You can click the link up above in the first paragraph to download a digital copy of the guide!