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From cultural celebrations to music festivals and sports events, there's always something happening in Johnston County that offers a wide range of entertainment options for people of all ages and interests.

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Sunday Brunch @ Serving Spoon

Indulge in a delectable and refined brunch featuring a diverse range of options including praline-infused French toast, homemade biscuits smothered in flavorful gravy, a selection of fresh fruits, an assortment of bread, and impeccably sweet maple syrup. Your dining experience will be complemented by exceptional service and the cozy atmosphere that has made the Serving Spoon at 119 renowned. Enjoy this wonderful event every 3rd Sunday of each month.

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Step into the heart of Smithfield this May 4th and experience the vibrant Ham &Yam Festival, a celebration of Johnston County's rich agricultural heritage. Revel in a day filled with live music, indulge in delicious country ham biscuits, and explore a variety of sweet potato dishes.

Carolina Event

Carolina Premium Outlets Carnival

From May 10th to 26th, the Carolina Premium Outlets transforms into a wonderland of fun for the Family Days Super Carnival. Presented by Inner Shows, Inc., this event features thrilling rides, engaging games, and endless entertainment suitable for all ages. Whether you're visiting after work or spending a weekend afternoon, the carnival atmosphere is perfect for family enjoyment.

Jazz Festival

Jazz + Art Community Event

Mark your calendar for May 11th and head to the Artmosphere Community Arts Center in Clayton for an enchanting evening of jazz and art. This annual community event, free for all, offers a plethora of activities ranging from live jazz performances on the lawn, artisan vendors, to food and craft beer offerings.

Food Festival

Food Truck &Live Music

Every weekend, Hinnant Family Vineyards is the place to be for live music and gourmet food truck fare. Join the community on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 PM for an array of live musical acts paired with some of the best local food trucks. Whether you're a fan of relaxing vineyard views or looking for a lively weekend outing, these gatherings promise a blend of good food and great wine.

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