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Talk of the Town Oct 17 - Nov 1






This year, the Town of Smitfhield's approved hours for Trick-or-Treating are from 5-8pm. We hope you and your family stay safe and warm and have lots of fun!


We'd love to see pictures of your Halloween costumes, too. Tag us on social media by using #SmithfieldHalloween.





The ghosts, ghouls, and goblins are coming out in Downtown Smithfield! Get your costume and join us on Friday, October 18 for our first Brews and Boos! We're celebrating with a drink specials, a costume contest, delicious food, live music, and a free shuttle between Little Brown Jug, Mucho Mexico, Saddle Up Saloon, Simple Twist, Simple Twist Taproom, and SoDoSoPa!


Fall Festival

at Carolina Premium Outlets


Carolina Premium Outlets, along with the Clayton General Store in Smithfield, are hosting a 3-day Fall Festival beginning TOMORROW! All 3 days, enjoy a Fall Harvest Market where you and your family will be able to get your pumpkins , mums, corn stalks, wheat straw and other outdoor decor. Plus, food trucks each day, outdoor movies Friday and Saturday nights and a Trunk or Treat and dog costume parade on Sunday. See a complete list of all the events HERE.


Movie in the Park


You're invited to Smithfield Community Park Saturday night for a FREE showing of "Hotel Transylvania" beginning at 6:30pm. Our concession stand will be open with great snacks or feel free to bring your own little picnic with you.


Halloween Festival


Also Saturday night, the 5th Street Community Garden of Smithfield will be hosting their First Annual Halloween Festival! There will be free food, games, pumpkin carving, costume contests, face painting, hay rides and a whole lot more!





Kiwanis Club Annual Pancake Dinner

October 22nd


The Kiwanis Club of Smithfield will hold their annual Pancake Dinner next Tuesday, October 22nd from 5-8pm at Centenary United Methodist Church. Eat-in and take-out is available as well as drive-thru service! Tickets are $7. Centenary United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Second and Market Streets in downtown Smithfield.


15th Annual Ghost Walk October 24th


Five characters from Johnston County’s past will be brought back to life Thursday, October 24 during the Johnston County Heritage Center’s 15th annual Ghost Walk in Smithfield’s historic Riverside Cemetery. The event is sponsored in part by the Johnston County Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation. It will begin at 6:30pm at the corner of Church and Second streets beside St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.


This year’s line-up includes Sarah Stallings, a founder of Clayton (portrayed by NC Rep. Donna M. White of Clayton); Polly Alford, a 19th century Smithfield restauranteur (portrayed by Sequilla Arita of Seven Springs) ; Robert F. Smith, a pioneer Benson businessman who was also a pioneer bicyclist (portrayed by Matt Dean of Archer Lodge); Ensign Edwin S. Pou, a World War I flying ace (portrayed by Bennett Chapman of Cary); and Lt. Hardy Donnell Narron, a World War II bomber pilot (portrayed by Dylan Atwood of Mount Olive).


Visitors will be given guided tours through the cemetery where they will meet each ghost character. The tour concludes with refreshments at the historic Hastings House, where Confederate generals were headquartered at the end of the Civil War.


Admission charge is $5 for adults and $3 for students (free for children under age 6), payable at the event. No advance tickets will be sold.


For further information, call the Heritage Center at 919-934-2836.


Smithfield Schools Spotlight


Friday, October 25th at Smithfield-Selma High School is Football, Cheer, and Band Alumni Night. All alumni will be recognized at the game. We'll also celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Night. All fans are encouraged to wear blue and yellow and someone very special will be participating in the coin toss that evening.


Join us at 7pm for this very special night!





West Smithfield Elementary School will hold their Fall Festival on October 26th from 10am-1pm. You and your family will enjoy face painting, bounce houses, a photo booth and other games. Plus, pizza, ice cream, chips and drinks will be available. Wristbands for games will be $5 per person.



Neuse Charter School invites you to their Fall Festival on November 2nd from

7am-2pm. Join them for a 5K run, costume parade and contest and more.




Basketball Registration



Youth Basketball Registration ends Friday, October 18th for boys ages 5-15 and girls ages 5-12. (Players' age as of December 31, 2019 determines playing age.) The cost is $25 for Smithfield residents and $50 for non-residents. Practices will begin in late November and games begin in January. Register TODAY!





Town Council Meeting moved for Election Day


Due to Election Day, our regularly scheduled Town Council session has been moved from November 5th to November 12th at 7:00pm. We encourage all citizens to exercise your right to vote!







Applications and full job advertisements may be obtained at the Smithfield Town Hall, located at 350 East Market Street in Smithfield, or by visiting our website at Only qualified applicants should apply. The Town of Smithfield is an ADA/EEO Employer.





Smithfield Town Board Opportunities:


·     Appearance Commission - 3 Positions

·     Board of Adjustment - 2 In-Town Position, 1 In-Town Alternate


All positions are three year terms, unless otherwise specified. Interested citizens can download an "Application for Board Appointment" on the Town's website or call

Town Clerk Shannan Parrish to request one by mail at 919-934-2116.




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