Events and Festivals in JoCo

    Johnston County’s rich agricultural history is very evident in many of the area’s festivals like Benson Mule Days, Smithfield Ham and Yam Festival, and Clayton Harvest Festival.  What began as celebrations of farm life or a country ham curing challenge with Smithfield, Virginia, has grown into established festivals that include music, art, crafts, and tons of great food. 

    New festivals to the county include tributes to music and art like Mondo Roots and The Shindig both in Clayton, a community dedicated to the arts.  The Clayton Center hosts music acts, comedy and plays year-round as well. Our local breweries and wineries are always hosting special events as well.

    All this and much more are found on our calendar, so check it often for special events!

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