Spring into JoCo this season! 

    A hand holds out a red, ripe strawberry over a you-pick strawberry field in Johnston County.Spring in Johnston County means the beginning of festivals, fresh produce, and lots of fun! As the days last longer, be sure to use those extra hours of daylight to get outside on one of our many trails around the county. Travel along our Farmer's Markets and Local Produce Trail to find seasonal produce homegrown by our local farms. Don't forget to pick your own strawberries! Finally, plan ahead to attend JoCo's annual festivals, like the Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival or the East Coast Truckers Jamboree in Kenly. There's always something happening in Johnston County and you can look for the perfect spring activity or event using our calendar - which features concerts, trivia nights, vendor fairs, and more!  

    Johnston County is a destination located "just outside the city," only 30 minutes east of Raleigh, and convenient for visitors traveling through NC at the crossroads of I-95 and I-40! Be sure to #VisitJoCo! Our rich history, recreationagritourism, and emerging culinary scene are just a few reasons to stop and stay a while...don't pass us by! 

    Make plans for a weekend trip to experience all we have to offer. Book a hotel stay, camping trip, or alternative lodging arrangements.

    Take the time to explore and enjoy JoCo this spring! We offer you a festive JoCo welcome!

    2024 Unique Events & Festivals
    Four individuals wearing Fourth of July festive clothing perform on stage at the Smithfield Amphitheater.

    When planning excursions around festivals that happen annually in the south, keep Johnston County’s towns in mind. It is a fun and affordable destination with long-standing, unique events throughout the year... READ MORE

    Spring Activities in JoCo!

    A young girl and a young boy stand in a tower located at Clemmons Educational State Forest so they can see the rest of the trees.

    The weather is warming and there are so many fun events to attend outside around the county in the coming weeks.  Beyond that, we wanted to share a round-up of things to do in JoCo during the spring... READ MORE

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