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There's lots to like and do in SMITHFIELD North Carolina


Smithfield,founded along the Neuse River in 1777, is rich in history and today visitors enjoy a variety of activities. You may have come for the outlet shopping at Carolina Premium Outlets, but we invite you to explore the cultural choices at the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium or visit the Ava Gardner Museum. Downtown Smithfield is the center of activity for concerts, festivals, museums, and recreation...only one mile from I-95, Exit 95. So much to, so little time, we invite you back again and again to enjoy all that Smithfield has to offer


Whether you are traveling to Smithfield as your final destination or just an overnight stop along the way, a variety of accommodations are available on I-95, Exit 95. National brand hotels located adjacent to Carolina Premium Outlets and locally owned motels are conveniently located one mile from Downtown Smithfield and the Ava Gardner Museum. Check hotel coupon deals on our site for special getaways for Girlfriend Weekends and Sip and Stay Packages for weekend trip exploring the Beer, Wine and Shine Trail. Enjoy your stay and visit us again soon.


Smithfield truly embodies the phrase "Shop 'til you Drop" with over seven million visitors enjoying the savings at Carolina Premium Outlets every year. Also worth the time, is a short drive one-mile to Downtown Smithfield for some unique shops like Evan’s Jewelry or Jewel’s Formals for those special occasions. For travel deals on your shopping excursion, Smithfield hotels offer Girlfriend Getaways and Shopping Coupon Books!


From national chain restaurants like Outback and Golden Corral, visitors to Smithfield will enjoy many dining options. For a taste of local "good eats", seek out area favorites Holt Lake BBQ and Seafood or Smithfield Chicken &'s eastern-style barbecue with a vinegar base sauce. Our sandwiches are traditionally served with cole slaw -- add just the right amount of hot sauce to taste and pour yourself some sweet tea!!! Check out coupon deals on our site from area restaurants.


Shopping – that’s always worth the trip to Smithfield, NC. Carolina Premium Outlets offers 25-65% off every day. Find an exciting collection of 80 outlet stores from the world’s leading designer and name brands featuring Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap Factory Store, J. Crew, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger, and Under Armour.


Ten months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Town of Smithfield officially was chartered. However, the origins of the community date back to 1759 when John Smith, one of the area’s earliest settlers, petitioned to operate a ferry where the Neuse River cut through land he owned. The site became known as Smith’s Ferry.


Any time is a great time to visit Smithfield for a Girlfriends Getaway.

Shopping in Smithfield is definitely the number one reason to visit us! Over seven million shoppers travel to the county each year searching for great deals. Now Smithfield has made planning a visit a fun experience for you and your girlfriends any time of the year. Enjoy several coupon deals from local outlet stores, museums, and spas....just for you and your girlfriends!!!


A Tasteful Trail

For a unique culinary experience, travel along the Beer, Wine and Shine Trail in Johnston County for tastings, tours, and dining at several chef-driven and our traditional Eastern NC BBQ restaurants. Our trail brochure includes special offers and the members along the trail are happy to welcome you, so round up a few friends and head out for the day or a weekend visit. To make the trail visitor friendly – there are no stamps, no check-ins, just great offers. The brochure is available to download on the Johnston County Visitors Bureau website.