10 Things We Can't Wait to Do Again in JoCo

    As North Carolina continues with its reopening plan, businesses in JoCo are continuously adjusting and committed to serving customers. We know that we still have a ways to go before we can safely gather to experience some of the best JoCo has to offer. But, in the meantime, here's a list of things in JoCo that we miss almost as much as we miss our wonderful visitors. We can't wait to see you again in JoCo! 

    Double Barley Brewing beer garden as place to gather in Smithfield, NC.

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    Explore the Great Outdoors

    Spend the day outside at Howell Woods or Clemmons Forest. Bring your dog for a walk, take a stroll down a path with beautiful scenery, discover new plant life, and enjoy the wildlife!


    From Heritage to Hollywood

    From the largest Civil War Battlefield in NC at Bentonville to the county’s Hollywood connection at the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, we invite you to explore all corners of the county.  Get out and experience nature at several greenways (or fairways for golfers), parks and forests for hiking and biking, or pamper yourself for the day at an area spa.

    We want to share our agritourism culture with you at area museums like the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly and on-farm tours, pick-your-own, and special events at Smith’s Family Strawberry Farm and Sonlight Farms.  Get to know our area farm families and how it connects to area restaurants and culinary trails – you can visit a farm and take back locally sourced products…Yum!  

    Johnston County, or JoCo as locals fondly refer to our community, is convenient for day trips from Raleigh, Fayetteville or Wilmington to enjoy a culinary trail for barbecue and stops at area wineries, breweries and a distilleries.  Taste, sip, and enjoy a night out for a performance, music or comedy at area venues like the Live @ The Rudy or check our calendar of events for upcoming festivals!


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