Events

Downtown Benson offers a variety of special events throughout the year, from rodeos and parades to movies and live music. See the events below for more information.

More Information
Looking for more? If so check out our events calendar or Benson's Facebook Fan Page.

Benson Harvest Festival


Benson Harvest Festival is in its third year in Downtown Benson. Held annually, Benson Harvest Festival offers residents and visitors a festive environment featuring:
  • Activities for kids
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Car show
  • Food
  • Healthy Harvest 5k
  • Live music
  • One Mile Cupcake Walk for Cancer
  • Sidewalk sales from downtown businesses
  • Sweet potato pie eating contest
Harvest Festival, Benson, NC

Vendor Application


If you're interested in being a vendor for an upcoming event simply download the application (PDF) and email it to Karissa Bergene or mail it to:
P.O. Box 69
Benson, NC 27504

More Information


For questions contact, Town Hall at 919-894-3553 or contact Karissa Bergene, Economic Development Director.

Movie Night in the Grove


Looking for something free to do on a Friday night? Look no further.  The Town of Benson now offers Movie Night the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.
Benson Movie Night in the Grove

Location & Time

 
  • Movies beginning in May will be held outdoors at the Downtown Singing Grove, weather permitting, and will begin at sunset.

Dates & Titles


For dates and movie titles, check the Calendar of Events, visit Benson's Facebook Fan Page or contact Benson Parks and Recreation at 919-894-5117.

Benson Mule Days


Benson, North Carolina celebrates Benson Mule Days® the 4th Saturday of September each year. The kickoff concert is held on Thursday night in the Benson Singing Grove (located in Downtown Benson).
Benson Mule Days

Activities


This festival, which draws 60-70,000 people, is filled with family fun and activities for everyone young and old. The weekend is packed with:
  • Arts and crafts
  • Bluegrass shows
  • Camping
  • Carnival rides
  • Parades
  • Rodeos
  • Street dances
  • Vendors and more

More Information


For more information contact the Benson Area Chamber Commerce at 919-894-3825 or visit the official website.