Johnston County by Season: New Year, New Developments!

It’s officially the start of a brand new year and a new decade! Do you have a new lease on life and are ready to seize all that #JoCo has to offer? Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled some top things to do all year long! Check them out here, and be sure to let us know if there’s anything that we missed! 


Grab a book and a cup of coffee to curl up with.

When the weather gets colder, Johnston County is practically a Winter wonderland! While it might be nice cuddling by the fire and drinking hot cocoa some nights, the area has a bounty of community events to make the season even brighter. 

In fact, Johnston County is home to Meadow Lights, the largest and oldest Christmas light show in Eastern North Carolina. Featuring lights, nativity displays, a ridable train, and even a carousel— the event is sure to delight your whole family. In addition, during Black History Month, there are a whole host of events held around the county at Johnston Community College and the Benson Museum of Local History. Learn key moments of the area’s history, see amazing performances, and get some great bites to eat. 


Choose from the finest, sweetest berries in NC

As winter turns to spring and Johnston County blooms with the flora and fauna of the season, there are also tons of amazing events to experience. NC Beer Month is a great way to kick off warmer days ahead. Featuring craft beers from breweries around North Carolina and beyond, plus music and great bites to eat— it’s the perfect way to experience what Johnston County has to offer

Strawberry Festival makes the season even sweeter. Featuring not just strawberries, but inflatables, arts & craft vendors, a Classic Car Show, timeless entertainment, and food from a variety of vendors— there’s something for everyone in your family. 


Take a break from the heat this summer, in a community or private pool.

“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.”

John Steinbeck

Looking at summer in Johnston County, we have to agree. Warm days, the smell of honeysuckle in the air, and cool blue skies as far as the eye can see— there’s nothing like #JoCo in the Summertime. Whether you want to cool off by the pool or take some classes to explore your passions, there is a bounty to do in the area. Explore some of the great ways you can #GetMoving this Summer on the Johnston County website! 

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Autumns is as short-lived as the word “Fall” sounds. Take in the crisp air, but pollen beware!

There’s something special about Johnston County when the leaves start to fall and the temperatures drop. Whether you’re looking for some Halloween fun or are just looking for some wholesome fun for the whole family, you can bet that there’s plenty of options.

For those that seek thrills during Fall, the Clayton Fear Farm is the place for you! People from across the state make their way to attend this annual event full of plenty of jump scares and fun! Learn more on their website. 

If instead, you’re looking for something that’s fun for all ages, then the Smith’s Fall Festival is for you! With Hayrides, Pumpkins, Farm Animals, and more, this is an event that’s perfect to get you in the fall spirit!

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