Join us at the 2018 Clayton Harvest Festival! The Clayton Chamber of Commerce’s (CCOC) Clayton Harvest Festival brought you by Sheetz has roots dating back to the 1951 when the Clayton Merchant's Association (now CCOC) hosted Clayton's first festival, the Cotton Festival. Thousands attended the festival each year, which ultimately included street dances, parades, milking contests, and greased pig races. The Cotton Festival gave way to the Soybean Festival in the early 1970s as the area's industry changed. The Soybean Festival incorporated a beauty pageant and crowned the North Carolina Soybean Queen each year. In 1986, (after the Soybean plant closed in Clayton) CCOC held the first Clayton Harvest Festival.
The current five-day festival incorporates events such as carnival rides, games, Squealin’ on the Square BBQ competition and People's Choice, the return of the Clayton Idol singing competition (which boasts winners such as Abby Stephens and Scotty McCreery), Johnston County's largest vendor fair, a classic car show, concerts, a family movie night, a kid’s hot dog creation contest, and a Latin American Festival. We are also excited to introduce the Clayton Harvest Festival Military Crossroads in 2018! Learn more and check for the schedule at ClaytonHarvestFestival.com.
With an attendance over 31,000 in 2017, the Clayton Harvest Festival is the largest festival in Johnston County, NC. It is hosted in September each year by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. We can't wait to see you there!
Vendor booth applications are open. You can apply at ClaytonHarvestFestival.com/vendors