Head out to a Farm!
We always encourage visitors and residents to get outside the city and explore our agricultural roots! Check our U-Pick Seasons page often to learn what's ripe for the pickin' or what events on area farms are fun outings for the family. Know where your food comes from and meet the farmers growing it!
There are now over 90 Johnston County farms, agribusinesses, and events listed on the Visit NC Farms App (click to download), a new initiative from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. The app is a digital marketing tool aimed at the 10 million residents and over 50 million visitors to the state annually. Johnston County listings include farms, u-pick operations, farmers markets, restaurants sourcing from local farms, and even farms that double as wedding venues!
Fall Pumpkin Pickin' Time
Pumpkins are so plentiful for decorating starting in early October and area farms host pick-your-pumpkin events for the whole family, and often include other farm fun activities. Take hayrides and run through mazes and play on farm-friendly slides and enjoy educational fun activities. Check the calendar of events and click on these featured farms.
For a festival dedicated to pumpkins -- visit the growing community of Wilson's Mills for the Pumpkin Festival in late October.