Events & Festivals Calendar
When planning vacations around festivals, please keep Johnston County in mind. JoCo is conveniently located where I-95 and I-40 converge in the center of North Carolina, and is a fun and affordable destination.
For living history demonstrations throughout the year visit Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, and come back every five years for their anniversary reenactment of the battle. From summer to fall our downtowns offer annual celebrations like Selma’s Railroad Days, Benson’s Mule Days and Smithfield’s Ham & Yam Festival.
JoCo has two unique genre-based music festivals, Shindig, which celebrates Americana music, and Beach Fest, which features a line-up of Carolina Beach Music bands. Year-round The Clayton Center hosts music acts, comedy, and plays and Live at The Rudy in Selma offers a newly crafted musical variety show seasonally. Our local breweries and wineries are always hosting special events and live, local music too.
All this and much more are found on our calendar, so check it often for special events!