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Annual Festivals and Events

Johnston County and its towns along US 301 are part of the annual 301 Endless Yard Sale. This event takes place the third weekend in June and is patterned after the long established 127 Longest Sale and inspired by the HGTV television show. The communities along US 301 join together with deals, antiques, collectibles and more along a 30 mile stretch of highway between Kenly and Benson, NC. Many sellers are located along the stretch in well established visitor sites like the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly, TWM Antiques in Selma and Benson Korner Flea Market....as well as families, churches and schools on the route with vendors. It has now expanded through five NC counties and has over 100 miles of shopping.


A three day Truck Show, Car Show, Live music, Games, etc hosted by the Kenly 95 Petro Truck Stop.
Free to the Public!

923 Johnston Pkwy.
Kenly, NC  27542

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Flower HillA traditional early May nature walk at this Johnston County jewel for the magnificent blooms of Catawba rhododendron and other wildflowers. Free.

NC Hwy 231 N & Flower Hill Rd.
919-833-3662 (Always call and confirm events)


Hosted at the Kenly 95 Petro Truck Stop with music, food, and of course, fireworks!

923 Johnston Pkwy.
Kenly, NC  27542

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Held the first week of December, check for dates. Parade begins at 7 pm.

Address: Heritage Bank , Kenly, North Carolina
Ph: (919) 284-5510 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee for parade participates

The holidays are special times for family, friends and our communities, check with local towns and community organizations for dates of the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Address: Grady Park , Kenly, North Carolina
Ph: (919) 284-5510 (Always call and confirm events)

Tobacco Farm Life MuseumThe Tobacco Farm Life Museum hosts events, educational programs every Saturday called "Stepping into the Past", be sure to check their website for the latest dates and plan to visit soon.

709 Church St.
Kenly, NC  27542

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235-A East Market Street
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577

tel 919.989.8687  |  fax 919.989.6295
toll free 1.800.441.7829

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