Here are some upcoming fall events in Johnston County.
Clayton Fear Farm Daytime – Saturdays and Sundays in October on the Boyette Family Farm, 1620 Loop Road, Clayton. The child-friendly farm will offer a pumpkin patch, a cotton maze, cow milking, pedal karts for the pond and other activities. For more information, call 919-553-0016 or visit boyettefamilyfarms.com.
Clayton Fear Farm – opening Oct. 3 and then Friday and Saturday nights in October, plus most nights a the end of the month, on the Boyette Family Farm, 1620 Loop Road, Clayton. The farm features seven haunted attractions, including a cotton maze. For more information, call 919-553-0016 or visit boyettefamilyfarms.com.
Farm Fest – noon Oct. 4 at The Farm, 225 Batten Road, Selma. The following will perform: Chris Young, Brett Eldredge, Chris Lane, John King and Luke Combs. Food and drink vendors will be on hand. For more information, call 919-351-0764 or visit thefarmnc.com.
Historical Ghost Walk – 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Riverside Cemetery in downtown Smithfield. Re-enactors tell stories about interesting people from Johnston’s County past. To learn more, call the Johnston County Heritage Center at 919-934-2836.
St. Ann’s International Food Festival – 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 4047 U.S. 70 Business West between Clayton and Smithfield. The festival features food from various countries, live international entertainment, games for children and a silent auction. Admission and parking are free.
Maze Dayz and Super Saturdayz – Lazy O Farm, 3583 Packing Plant Road, Smithfield. Activities vary but include hayrides, barnyard visits and a maze. For more information, call 919-934-1132.
Fall Festival – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Smith’s Nursery, 443 Sanders Road, Benson. Enjoy pumping picking, hayrides, farm animals and more. Admission is $5. For details, call 919-934-1700.
N.C. Grape Stomp Festival – 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Gregory Vineyards, 275 Bowling Spring Drive, Angier. Enjoy games, grape picking and an old-fashioned grape stomp. For more information, call 919-894-7700 or visit gregoryvineyards.com.
Wilson’s Mills Pumpkin Festival – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct., near the Wilson’s Mills Town Hall, 101 Railroad St. The day will feature vendors, children’s activities, a dunking booth, music, food, a car show and a 5K run/walk to benefit the Backpack Buddies program at Wilson’s Mills Elementary. For more information, call 919-938-3885.