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Grand Opening Weekend Schedule

Thursday, March 1 – 9am-3pm
Free & Open To The Public

Ribbon Cutting followed by Ag Expo – A Celebration of Agriculture
Presented by The Maxwell Center and the Karl Best Agriculture Leadership Program.  Come enjoy exhibits, equipment, cooking & gardening demonstrations, and educational programs that highlight local agriculture and its impact on our community.

Friday, March 2
Opening Gala (Ticket Required)

Saturday, March 3 – 9am – 4pm
Free & Open To The Public
Family Open House
Come tour The Maxwell Center, see family friendly exhibits, and play games to win prizes. Visit with the 4-H Robotics team and try driving a robot! Several Health Screenings will be available along with information on living a healthy life.

Help save lives – The American Red Cross will have a community Blood Drive from 9am until 1:30pm.
Schedule your lifesaving appointment by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code: Maxwell

Sunday, March 4 – 1:45pm – 4:45pm
Free & Open To The Public
Open House Entertainment
The choirs and bands of the Wayne County Public Schools will present stage performances.

Sunday, March 4 – 5pm – 7pm
Free & Open To The Public
MAX Out The MAX!
Multi-denominational youth rally for middle and high school students (parents welcome) starting with a pizza party, games, and prizes including several gift cards up to $100 each. There will be a band performance followed by speaker Bill Rose Jr., the founder and lead pastor of a vibrant, fast growing church in Holly Springs, NC. He will speak about faith, fitness, & leadership. Bill is currently busy training for the Ironman triathlon in June!

Eastern North Carolina is gaining a premiere meeting space in Wayne County – The Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center, referred to as The Maxwell Center. Opening in March of 2018, this high-end venue will feature state of the art audio-visual features and the equipment you need to bring your conference, convention, banquet or reception to life.

Located at 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive at the intersection of West New Hope Road, the multi-purpose facility overall size is 66,000 square feet and consists of two wings. The first will house offices for several agricultural agencies and services including offices for Cooperative Extension, Wayne Soil and Water, Farm Service Agency, and Travel & Tourism. The second will house top quality rental areas including a 14,500+ sq. ft. ballroom, multiple smaller size rooms, pre-function and post-event space in lobbies and halls, plus a 9,500 sq. ft. outdoor courtyard.

This new showpiece will create a location for many local, regional, and statewide events that will add to the economic income of Goldsboro and Wayne County. The Maxwell Center is owned and managed by the County of Wayne. The City of Goldsboro is a partner in the undertaking by supplying land and support to this great project.

The Maxwell Center will provide many in-house services that include beverages, audio visual, internet access, electrical and trade show decorating services, creating ease and convenience for any event. Working with regional caterers, The Maxwell Center will offer a list of delicious food options. Our expert event team will help you to not just plan an event, but to offer your guests and attendees an experience!

The Maxwell Regional Agricultural & Convention Center is under construction and is scheduled to open in March of 2018. The images and pictures currently shown on this website are of events and set-ups in other various locations and venues. Lighting fixtures, wall color, and flooring will be different than what is shown in the pictures. Equipment and décor as shown may or may not be available through the facility or a decorator at the time of your event.