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Goldsboro, NC Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 11
Total Sleeping Rooms 1,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 120
Committable Meeting Rooms* 2
Convention Center Space 66,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 9,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 14,515 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $80
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $51
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $326
*Maximum for a single hotel

Goldsboro, NC Things to Do and Attractions

Mt. Olive Pickle Company

Mt. Olive Pickle Company — located at the corner of Cucumber and Vine in Mount Olive, North Carolina — was originally founded for the purpose of brining cucumbers to be sold to other pickling firms. Mt. Olive has grown to manufacture the

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Wayne County Museum

The Wayne County Museum tells the story of the Goldsboro area through a collection of artifacts that dates from the American Revolution to present day. Housed in a beautiful Jeffersonian Revival building, the museum is open Tuesday through Thursday

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A Secret Garden Winery

Located just 5 miles north of Goldsboro, this winery is situated on a family farm. A selection of naturally fermented wines is produced from the area's native grape — also the official fruit of North Carolina — the muscadine. If you like

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Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Tours

Home of the largest collection of F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base features public tours monthly through the Goldsboro Wayne County Travel & Tourism Office. Visitors can tour the flightline at the base, which closed

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Paramount Theatre

Showcasing local and professional talent, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Goldsboro features performances of music, theater, comedy, and more, as well as regular movie nights. The facility includes a 500-seat main theater, a board room, and a green

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Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield

Located in nearby Dudley, the Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield takes visitors back in time to learn about the site's Dec. 17, 1862, battle and the 15,000 soldiers who fought that day. The battlefield features self-guided walking tours, guided tours by

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Agritourism

Operated by third- and fourth-generation farmers, Goldsboro's expansive farmlands, such as Odom Farming Company and Cottle Farms, teach kids and adults alike about agriculture and where food comes from. Activities include a pick-your-own-strawberry

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Shopping

Malls are cool, but how about a more unique shopping experience? Discover eclectic boutiques, a farmers market, artisan shops, art galleries, antiques, and more in downtown Goldsboro. There are also special shopping experiences outside of the

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Old Waynesborough Historical Village

The first seat of Wayne County was Waynesborough, situated on the banks of the Neuse River, a few hundred feet west of present-day U.S. Highway 117 South. Waynesborough was incorporated in 1787 and was a thriving town with a courthouse, stocks, a

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Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site

Located in nearby Fremont, the Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site features daily guided tours of the mid-19th-century boyhood home of North Carolina's “education governor.” Visitors see the farmstead's house,

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Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Known for its namesake cliffs overlooking the Neuse River, the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park features five hiking trails, quiet fishing spots, an 11-acre swimming lake, a sandy beach, a diving platform, picnic grounds, boat rentals, and much more.

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Busco Beach ATV Park and Campground

This recreational riding facility boasts more than 2,000 acres of riding trails, drag races, ATV ponds, motocross tracks, and more. In addition, Busco Beach ATV Park and Campground features a lake and ponds for swimming, boating, fishing, and

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Golfer's Paradise

North Carolina is known for a lot of things, and golf certainly makes the list.Home to four championship courses, two of which have clubhouses that double as event centers and fine-dining options, the area gives groups a treat when they schedule

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Downtown Escapes

Goldsboro's Downtown Escapes features a number of escape rooms perfect for team-building. Rooms include The Heist art gallery and Decipher information agency, both full of clues, puzzles, and brainteasers.

Arts Council of Wayne County

The Arts Council of Wayne County in downtown Goldsboro features exhibitions, performances, workshops, and art classes. Its galleries and studios showcase everything from jewelry to photography. Groups can book special classes, as well as private

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Brews & 'Cue Trail

Goldsboro's self-guided Brews & 'Cue Trail takes visitors along a delicious journey of the area's famous barbecue and brew spots. Stops include the iconic Wilber's Barbecue; Grady's BBQ, featuring rich, hand-chopped pork; and Adam's Roadside

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Special Events

Goldsboro is home to some of the most incredible festivals and events in the country. The state's largest air show is free and takes place biennially (in odd-numbered years) right on the flight line of Seymour Johnson AFB. Some of the world's most

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