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 official Facebook page

Benson's Healthy Harvest Festival & 5K

The Healthy Harvest Festival is hosted annually in downtown Benson and 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
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Vendor Application

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

More Information

For questions, contact Town Hall at 919-894-3553 or email Matt Smith, Benson Parks & Recreation 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 official Facebook 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


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.