Carolina Packers, Inc.

Home of the Famous Bright Leaf Hot Dog, the original red hot dog of North Carolina. Carolina Packers is a family-owned, American-operated company making fresh, local Bright Leaf Hot Dogs and other Bright Leaf products in Smithfield, North Carolina, since 1941. We believe in quality, freshness and tradition, so we still make our food the old-fashioned way in small fresh batches, and they're sitting on grocery store shelves all within three days. We're thankful to all of y'all, our cherished customers, for letting us be a slice of your beloved traditions and get-togethers all year. From ball games to church socials and family suppers, we're honored to be a part of those memorable moments. Bright Leaf Hot Dogs, Bright Leaf Red Hots, Bright Leaf Chili, Bright Leaf Smoked Sausage (Link & Loop), Bright Leaf Fresh Country Style Sausage (Link & Bulk), Bright Leaf Bologna, Bright Leaf Bacon and Bright Leaf BBQ.


2999 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, NC 27577


Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays


Type of Production Facilty?: Large Scale Industrial Facility

Products Sold: Pork, Beef, Frozen & Refrigerated


Visit the Bright Leaf Country Store in Smithfield and immerse yourself in North Carolina's heritage and tradition. Discover a world of local goodies and gifts, from fresh Bright Leaf products and merchandise to nostalgic Cheerwine, hoop cheese, black Angus beef, BBQ sauce, jelly, and pickled vegetables. Experience the rich culture and warm hospitality that make North Carolina unforgettable, all in one fun destination.

Business availability: Year-Round
Hours / days of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
Products available for direct sale: Meat, Artisan Cheese, Specialty Food Products (honey, jams, jellies, pickles, sauces)
Admission Info: No admission fees.
Location classification: Urban

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