Welcome to Benson

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Benson is located in Johnston County and is the location of the annual celebration, Benson Mule Days. This is the county’s largest three-day celebration and has grown to attract 50,000 people for its parades, rodeos, dances, barbecue and more. This celebration started out as a harvest festival in honor of its surrounding farm community and of course the mule, which was their beast of burden. Benson Mule Days is held every year on the fourth weekend in September.

“The Sing” or The State Annual Singing Convention takes place annually on the fourth weekend in June. This is the oldest festival in the county and one of the oldest in the state. It brings in enthusiasts and participants from several surrounding states. It is a great weekend of gospel singing, competition and entertainment.

Located within an hour drive of Benson are several universities, minor league baseball, The North Carolina Symphony and many other great attractions.

The real estate market is affordable and has plenty of Benson homes for sale that you could easily fall in love with.

Places to eat in Benson

Restaurants, Dining and more...

One very important thing to check out while you are searching for those perfect Benson homes for sale is where to get good food.

Here are a few of the places we’ve found near the downtown area.

Glenda’s Sweet Shoppe & Grille

They serve homemade favorites with an old fashion corner grill style. They hand make their burgers daily using only fresh local beef. The vegetable beef soup and chicken salad are also handmade from recipes like grandma used to use.

Fiesta Mexicana Downtown Benson

They serve authentic and traditional Mexican food in a new modern style décor. They have many five-star reviews from the locals and those that have moved to the area. They are famous for their exceptional food and fast friendly service.

Jordana’s Pizzeria & Italian Ristorante

They are a family operated and owned Pizza and Italian restaurant with a secret recipe of “Faith, Family and Friends”. They want you to feel comfortable and welcomed.

White Swan Bar-B-Que & Fried Chicken

They make their genuine Eastern North Carolina pork barbecue from a secret family recipe that has been around for 50 years. It’s a taste that you must experience.

They have a philosophy and that is to keep the good food coming.

Things to do near Benson

Parks, Museums and more...

Another important thing to consider while you search out the many available Benson homes for sale is what there is to do in the area.

There are many fun and exciting things to do and here are a few you should take a look at.

Galot Motorsports Park

They have been completely renovated and have an onsite restaurant and 9,000 seat stands at this state-of-the-art racing facility. They have a variety of events, truck shows/pulls and concerts.

Benson Museum of Local History

They have a variety of exhibits to include country doctors, their founding fathers and Benson’s heritage in agriculture plus a lot more.

Tucker Lake Recreation

They have a clear, spring water fed 30-acre lake with white sand beaches. They have volleyball, picnic and grilling areas and a 167-foot waterslide that makes a perfect place for your summer entertainment.

Benson Homes For Sale

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