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There’s something for everyone in Clayton and surrounding Johnston County. From the arts to the outdoors, the area offers activities for visitors and citizens of every age.

Local parks and golf courses provide a host of recreational opportunities, while Clemmons Educational State Forest offers educational programs, nature trails, camping, hiking and picnic facilities. The Clayton Center, located downtown on Second Street, is a venue for several performing arts series that bring national touring companies, local concerts and productions to Clayton. It also provides exhibit space for local visual artists.

In September, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Clayton Harvest Festival – featuring amusements, an antique car show, arts & crafts and many food vendors. The Chamber also sponsors the Clayton Christmas Parade on the second Saturday of December.

Boyette Farms offers visitors on the farm agri-tainment activities with the Clayton Fear Farm with day visits suitable for small children and the Christmas Lights on the Neuse offering hayrides among the lights down to the Neuse River.

The Clayton Farm and Community Market opens seasonally April to October offering farm-fresh produce, flowers, arts & crafts, local honey and much more. The market is located on the Horne Square at the corner of Lombard and Main Street. Visit their website at www.clayton-farmers-market.org.

The Johnston County Visitors Bureau offers information on events and attractions throughout the county. You can visit their website at www.johnstoncountync.org or call (919) 989-8687. A new visitor-focus website is now available for all Clayton and surrounding area businesses at www.visitclayton.org.

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