Benson is full of historic charm that has been unaffected by the passage of time. 54 acres of the town, including downtown, were named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Looking for shopping and dining options? Downtown Benson has you covered! Many downtown storefronts across America are vacant, boarded up, or run down, but Benson’s heart has remained strong. There are more than 100 shops, eateries, and service venues operating in downtown Benson making it the perfect place for shopping, dining, and sightseeing.
Parades, Music, and More
The Benson Foundation of the Arts regularly hosts plays and concerts in town and other local groups, like the Benson Museum of Local History, offers even more cultural programs with regularly-scheduled events that are free or low cost to attend.
Of course, no community guide to living in Benson, NC would be complete without offering high praise for Benson Mule Days®! Taking place during the weekend of the fourth Saturday of each September, the event offers four-days of family-friendly fun for all ages: live music, rodeos, a mule-pulling contest, arts and crafts, vendors, street dances, carnival rides, camping, parades, bluegrass shows, and even more. 20,000-30,000 people take part in Mule Days each year!
In 2016, Mule Days was selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as an “STS Top 20 Event”. Read more about this well-deserved accolade here!
For More Information
Visit TownOfBenson.com to see what all this charming town has to offer.
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