Johnston County Event Calendar

Smithfield Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center
Sep 11 – Oct 20 all-day
Boys Ages 5-15 Girls Ages 5-12 (age as of 12/31/17) Practice will begin later November and Games in January. Fees are due by 10/31.If paid later than that date, additional fees apply. Registration can be found at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center and online at the Town website.        
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Clayton WIN Night Of Inspiration @ The Clayton Center
Join us for a night of inspiration and empowerment – Dr. Tashni Dubroy will share her experience and insight that has helped her excel in her career path, and speak about the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in today’s world. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $40/person and will include hors[...]
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm
WKJO Country Superstars Presents The John Conlee Show @ The Clayton Center
John Conlee is a country music icon and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981. During John Conlee’s near 40 year career in Country Music, he has brought to audiences such classic songs as his signature song, Rose Colored Glasses, Friday Night Blues, Backside of 30, Common Man, Miss Emily’s Picture, I[...]
Teen Night` @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center
Sep 22 @ 8:30 pm
Teen Night` @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
Ages : 13-17 Come out for open gym, swimming, working out, cornhole, snacks, and food. Registration is at the Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center. Everyone under 18 years old must have a completed registration form before being left at the event. Must pre-register by the Wednesday before the event. There is a 10 person minimum.[...]
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Selma 150th Anniversary Presents:Farm Day @ Uptown Selma,NC | Selma | North Carolina | United States
A day celebrating the Farm heritage of Selma. Cornhole, Farm Equipment displays, Food, Local authors, Baby Contest, Pecan Pie Contest. The Event will be held September 23rd from 11:00AM-4:00PM. Event will be held uptown Selma, NC A Salute to First Responders will also be held. Information 919-333-499        
Back to School Bash! @ Parker's Martial Arts Academy
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm
Back to School Bash! @ Parker's Martial Arts Academy
Come on down to our brand new facility and check out all that Parker’s Martial Arts Academy has to offer. ​ There will be fantastic martial arts demonstrations, free classes for anti-bullying and self-defense, information about our Homeschool and After-School programs, refreshments, raffles for great prizes, and more! ​ 12:00-12:30 – Stand Up Against Bullying[...]
FREE prostate screening! @ Medical Arts Pavillion
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
FREE prostate screening! @ Medical Arts Pavillion | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – FREE screenings provided by Johnston Health. Make that appointment now!  Call 888-977-3319        
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception @ The Clayton Center
Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM. The CVA exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Come on out on the first Thursday of the month to view the new artwork and chat with area art enthusiasts.        
Chew Chew Food Truck Rodeo @ Ice House Theatre
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chew Chew Food Truck Rodeo @ Ice House Theatre | Selma | North Carolina | United States
42nd Annual Selma Railroad Days Presents: Chew Chew Food Truck Rodeo Friday, October 6th All-Aboard to kick off the Railroad Days Festival with the CHEW CHEW FOOD TRUCK RODEO Friday, October 6th from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Food Trucks will be parked right outside of the ICE HOUSE THEATRE on Webb Street in Selma.[...]
Beginner Tennis for Middle Schoolers @ Smithfield Community Park
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – Oct 28 @ 9:00 am
Learn to play tennis !!!! Middle School Kids- Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th. Dates: Saturday’s in October (7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th) Racquets available to borrow. Location: Smithfield Community Park Tennis Courts Instructor: Former HS Coach & USTA Certified instructor, James Reid        
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Selma Railroad Days Festival @ Uptown Selma
Selma Railroad Days is entering its 42nd consecutive year. This event is held the first weekend in October each year. Selma Railroad Days has live entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, rides, special events, Selma Railroad Run, Caboose Run, parade, pageant, and new this year, a Food Truck Rodeo Friday night. See for yourself[...]
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Selma Railroad Days Artist Village @ Uptown Selma
Artists and Crafters will create their wares in the street using the medium of their craft and then sell the items they create. Festival Goers will have the chance to see first-hand what it takes to create beautiful art and objects. They can ask the artist questions and get to know them. “This is exciting[...]
BINGO NIGHT @ West Johnston Fire Dept
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm
The West Johnston Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a BINGO Night. Cards are 2 for $5 and additional cards are $2 each. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and desserts will be available for sale.        
Fund Raiser @ CVS parking lot
Oct 14 all-day
Fund Raiser @ CVS parking lot | Benson | North Carolina | United States
Rib dinner fundraiser for McGee’s Crossroad food pantry and soup kitchen.        
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Chamber of Commerce Night of Networking @ The Clayton Center
Join us for a Night of Networking at the Clayton Center. Come meet and mingle with fellow Chamber Members and Town Of Clayton councilmen before the Town Hall Meeting. This is a great networking opportunity!  Food and adult beverages will be provided.        
Chicks With Hits – Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss @ The Clayton Center
Three of country music’s shining female stars hit the road together this fall, stopping in Clayton with their Chicks With Hits tour. Nashville divas Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss perform their guitar-pull style acoustic show and come together to play your favorite hit songs from their legendary careers. Combined, these mighty musical ladies[...]
Elizabeth United Methodist Church Fall Festival @ Elizabeth United Methodist Church
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Elizabeth United Methodist Church Fall Festival @ Elizabeth United Methodist Church | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
Annual Fall Festival featuring a Bounce House, Pumpkin Patch, Pony Rides, Crafts, Food and More Currently looking for more craft vendors!        
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Garner Trick or Eat Food Truck Rodeo @ Main Street Downtown Garner
Downtown Garner’s Trick or Eat Food Truck Rodeo is BACK! Join us on Main Street for 14 Food Trucks, 3 Craft Breweries, street music, and local artisans! Welcome this year: Cousin’s Maine Lobster Truck, Curry in a Hurry, Tacos Las Gringas and more! Free Admission and Free Parking! Special crafts and games for the kids[...]
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Clayton Piano Festival: American Portraits @ Preston Woodall House | Benson | North Carolina | United States
American Portraits is a cross-section of the greatest American music which speaks most closely to the history and culture generated by the southern states. The program tells a story through selections inspired by folk songs, spirituals, poetry from the Civil War era, classic American musical theatre and jazz influences and much more. The music touches[...]
Egg Haunt @ Smithfield Community Park
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm
Egg Haunt @ Smithfield Community Park | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
Egg Haunt ~ Ages: 3-12 Come dressed in your costume. We will give everyone who participates a hauntingly good gift. Meet at the large playground (Smithfield Community Park). Bring your jack-o-lantern or pillowcase to collect your treasure.        
4-H Merry Market @ Johnston County Agricultural Center
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
4-H Merry Market @ Johnston County Agricultural Center | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
Come do early Christmas shopping with over 30 vendors! We will also have drinks, snacks and baked goods to help you snack while you shop. Hourly Door Prizes for items from vendors, tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. We are currently taking registration from last year’s vendors. If we have space left at[...]
Touch-A-Truck @ Downtown Smithfield
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Touch-A-Truck @ Downtown Smithfield | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
Join us in Downtown Smithfield on October 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield’s 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck event! This is a unique and interactive fundraiser that allows children to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as to meet the personnel[...]
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Clayton Piano Festvial: Music of the Night @ Bricks and Mortar | Clayton | North Carolina | United States
The season continues with this fun Halloween masked ball with dinner, concert and dessert reception. Gleason, Danchi, Chambers and Levin join forces again for a dynamic show featuring some of the most scary, creepy and generally horrible music from the classical and musical theatre repertoire (in the best sense of those words of course!) The[...]
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
Snap Kick Martial Arts Black Belt Spectacular @ The Clayton Center
Come and witness an exciting display of Martial Arts Mastery! Watch as Black Belts and performance teams give an exhilarating showcase of Karate, Jujitsu/Judo, Krav Maga, Oriental weaponry and X-treme martial Arts (a mixture of martial arts, gymnastics, and dance). We encourage all to come and witness this awe-inspiring event! Hosted by Snap Kick Martial[...]
Taste of Carolina Cuisine @ The Clayton Center
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm
Taste of Carolina Cuisine @ The Clayton Center
Enjoy a taste of some of the best food in town! The Clayton Woman’s Club presents its annual Taste of Carolina Cuisine. Vote for your favorite food from a host of local restaurants. All proceeds are used to assist the Clayton Woman’s Club in their efforts to support community causes, including Backpack Buddies, Christmas for[...]
Clayton Piano Festival: Fiesta @ The Piazza at Portofino
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clayton Piano Festival: Fiesta @ The Piazza at Portofino | Clayton | North Carolina | United States
Cesar Reyes, renowned Mexican pianist and musicologist and founder of the Latin American Piano and Song Festival in New York City, guides audiences through some of Mexico’s most beloved and important music. Selections include works from the classical tradition all the way up to modern day favorites. Stay for a festive Mexican reception where audiences[...]
Craft Fair @ St. Ann Catholic Church
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
VENDORS WANTED:  We are pleased to invite you to be part of the Saint Ann Catholic Church Craft Fair.  It will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, in our new, large Parish Center Hall, 4057 US 70 Bus Hwy W, Clayton, NC.  We will[...]
Ornament Making @SRAC @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ornament Making @SRAC @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
We will make three ornaments. Ages 8 and up (maximum of 18 and minimum of 10) Pre-register by October 30th at SRAC front desk.        
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception @ The Clayton Center
Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM. The CVA exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Come on out on the first Thursday of the month to view the new artwork and chat with area art enthusiasts.        
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm
Kathy Mattea, with Bill Cooley @ The Clayton Center
What began as an experiment— trying out a wide range of new songs and styles with a fresh approach to singing — has become a successful full-blown tour for Grammy winner Kathy Mattea and her long-time guitarist, collaborator and friend Bill Cooley. The Acoustic Living Room Tour brings this dynamic musical duo together for an[...]