WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN GOLDSBORO?
The simple answer? A lot. We have a little bit of everything, just depends on what your cup of tea is (iced sweet tea, that is). Check out our “Things to Do” tab above to check out our many offerings. Traveling soon? Check out our weekend itineraries under the “Events” tab for what’s going on this upcoming weekend. Need information for when you’re here? No problem, we’ve got you. Check out our FREE Visitors Guide by clicking the button below.
WHAT IS TOTALLY FLY GOLDSBORO?
Totally Fly Goldsboro is funky, fresh and retro. Totally Fly is our iconic Eastern-style barbecue, our history that goes back to the American Revolution, our international foodie scene, our brew crews pouring fresh taps on the daily, our family-owned farms, our eclectic and award-winning Downtown, and it’s the daily air shows of F-15E’s soaring across the sky. But most of all, we recommend finding out what Totally Fly Goldsboro means to you!
WHAT IS THE BEST BARBECUE IN THE AREa?
We recommend trying them all and let us know what you think! The Wilbers vs. McCall’s rivalry is as legendary as their barbecue. Don’t worry about trying to find all the barbecue places – we’ve made it easy for you! We have a self-guided Brews & ‘Cue Trail that will give you the ultimate beer and barbecue experience. Check out the virtual map below and get your eat on!
are there tours available for
seymour johnson air force base?
YES! The tours are the last Thursday of every month and your spot must be reserved through the Visit Goldsboro office (that’s us). Tours of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are absolutely FREE and a great activity to learn more about the amazing men and women that serve and the very cool jets that you see soaring across our skies on the daily. Click the button below to get more information on all our tours.
Kid-Friendly Spots? Dog-Friendly spots?
Parks, farm tours, historic sites, sweet shops, indoor arcades, outdoor fun, and much more are all kid-friendly options for your visit to Goldsboro-Wayne County.
Traveling with your fur-child? No worries. We have many restaurants with outdoor dining options, pet-friendly bars, parks, walking destinations and outdoor recreational activities that will have make your road trip with man’s best friend super easy!
Check out the buttons below for guides that will give you some ideas of things to do with your kids (furry or not!)
nightlife…does it exist?
Why, yes it does! Downtown Goldsboro is always hopping. Literally, hopps flying left and right at Goldsboro Brew Works and Well Travelled Beer. You can also hit up the fresh taps and food trucks at R & R Brewing in Mount Olive, NC or sit outside and enjoy the craft brews at Brewmasters right up the road from Downtown. If you’re a foodie and a music-lover you’re bound to catch live music at the restaurants Downtown. Want late night arts and entertainment? The Paramount Theatre and The Arts Council of Wayne County always have a show going. Not to mention our many local events such as Center Street Jams, Lights Up Downtown and more.
DOES GOLDSBORO HAVE AN AIR SHOW?
Yes, we do! Wings Over Wayne Air Show is held biannually on odd-numbered years. It’s the largest free air show in the state, attracting over 200,000 people to Wayne County for the two-day event at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. To learn more, check out their website by click on the button below.
WHAT TRAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN Wayne County?
We are on all the trails! Here is a list of them:
Mountain-to-Sea Trail, African American Music Trail, The North Carolina BBQ Trail, NC Birding Trail, and the Civil War History Trail.
We have paddletrails, greenways, hiking trail, and walking trails at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, Old Waynesborough Park, and the Goldborough Bridge Battlefield. To learn more about all our trails, click on the button below.
Are There festivals in Wayne County?
Festivals galore! Center Street Jams run May – August, Beak Week Poultry Festival is every September, Pig in the Park is our BBQ festival that happens every April, Taste of Wayne is our local foodie fest, the NC Pickle Festival is a big “dill” every year, Lights Up Downtown takes place every December during the holiday season…you know what? Just click the button below to learn more!
I NEED A GOOD HOTEL, WHERE SHOULD I STAY? CAN I BOOK THROUGH VISIT GOLDSBORO?
We aren’t a travel agency, but Southern hospitality is in our blood so give us a call at (919) 734-7922, we can give you some recommendations that cater to your travel needs. We also make great vacation buddies…so if the invitation still stands…call us!
Need more information? Click on the button below to find out more.
IS THERE A CONVENTION CENTER?
Yes there is! Conveniently located near the highway, food destinations, hotels and only 5-minutes from Downtown, the Maxwell Convention Center takes it “too the max” to fit all your needs. Whether your needing a space for just a couple of folks, or for a conference of 1,000 people, we have you covered. Only 65 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 26,445 sq.ft of indoor space to use, The Maxwell Convention Center is the place to be!
For more information, click on the button below.
CAN I TOUR THE MT.OLIVE PICKLE FACTORY?
The Mt. Olive Pickle factory does not offer physical tours but they do have a very in-depth video tour! The gift shop is also a top spot to find everything your pickle aching heart desires.
We also recommend discovering our pickle culture by checking out the NC Pickle Festival that happens every year in Mount Olive, NC. If you’re a really big pickle fan, come by on Dec. 31st and celebrate ringing in the New Year with the Pickle Drop!
WANT AN I HEART JET NOISE BUMPER STICKER?
That’s easy! Call us at (919) 734-7922 and we will send you a bumper sticker for FREE. We’ll have you looking #totallyfly in a second, just click on the button below to get yourself I Heart Jet Noise and Totally Fly merch. Not local? No problem. We will ship it to you!