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The charming community of Benson is located mid-way between New York and Florida and at the crossroads of I-95 and I-40. The town's population is only 3,600, however, it is the center for the farming community, for shopping, dining and family activities...and it's been that way since 1887!

The local Benson History Museum is located on Main Street, right off of the interstate. The downtown area of Benson has clean, picturesque streets with locals shops and friendly people. There's even a sweet shop to grab a treat to enjoy as you stroll.

Just a short drive into the country is Smith's Nursery where strawberries, pumpkins, and more can be picked and purchased. Smith's also has farm animals and interactive events through out the spring, summer, and fall so that visitors can learn more about life on a farm.

If you're interested in craft beverage making, Broadslab Distillery has tours of it's distilling process and a tasting of it's moonshine, made from a 100 year old recipe. Master Distiller and owner Jeremy Norris runs a "dirt to bottle" operation - growing the corn, milling it, making the mash, producing the shine, and bottling it all at his farm outside of Benson.

If you happen to be in Benson on the last weekend in September, stick around for a one-of-a-kind festival dedicated to the mule. A Southern tradition for over 60 years, Benson Mule Days is a four day festival packed full of mule events that celebrate the "beast of burden" and the role of mules in rural farming. Other activities include rodeos, arts and crafts, street dances and free concert on opening night.

If your interests are a little more fast-paced, check-out GALOT Motorsports Park. Formerly Dunn-Benson Dragway, the park was completely renovated for the 2016 racing season. The new GALOT Motorsports Park boasts a state of the art racing facility that has already started attracting major racing events. Its new features include: temperature controlled racing surface, a new timing tower/control room and suites, new led scoreboards with back-lit advertisements and more.

 

 

Listed below are recent press releases regarding Benson:

State Annual Singing Convention

66th Annual Benson Mule Days Festival

Beer, Wine, Shine, and Dine Tour

 

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