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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!

f 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.

Top 10 Things to Do in Benson
  1. Stop and sip on grapes or buy some jelly as you enjoy the picturesque vineyards at Gregory Vineyards in Benson.
  2. Find the soldier’s uniform from World War I at the newly renovated Benson Museum of Local History on Main Street in Benson.
  3. Take a trip down a waterslide at Tucker Lake near Benson.  Take some sunscreen!
  4. Enjoy a play by the Benson Little Theatre group at W.J. Barefoot Auditorium, a restored high school one block off of Benson's charming shopping district.
  5. Take a tour of B&B Produce, a sweet potato distribution center in Benson and learn how to cook a sweet potato in the microwave.
  6. Honor the farming heritage of Benson and the beast of burden at the annual Benson Mule Days Festival held each September.
  7. Take a picnic lunch to the Benson Singing Grove with the whole family and enjoy the shelter for the adults and playground for the kids!
  8. For the largest southern buffet anywhere, visit Meadow Village Restaurant seven miles south on Hwy 50 from Benson.It is worth the drive, trust me!
  9. Drive through the bright lights of the Meadow community, ride Santa’s train and visit the Country Christmas Candy Store for some old-fashion sweet treats.
  10. New to the Beer, Wine and Shine Trail is Broadslab Distillery in Benson, open for tours and tastings, Thursday-Saturday, 12N-5pm.  Jeremy will always have a story for you!

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