“Finding the Potential Future of the Past”

Owner Jessica Casper’s vision for her shop Vintage Potential March 2017 You can’t walk into Vintage Potential without seeing something special that captures your attention – and your heart. A spool holder just like the one your grandmother used. A cracker tin like the one that was kept on the kitchen counter when you were…

Announcing…Smithfield’s LOVEwork Design Contest

LOVE is popping up all over Virginia, and now is your chance to be a part of it! Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism is sponsoring a contest for the creation of our very own LOVEwork. The winning designer will receive a $500 cash prize! The LOVEworks program is a state-wide branding initiative sponsored by…

Darden’s award winning ham sandwich

We’ve always known how amazing Darden’s ham sandwich is. Now everyone knows! Darden’s Country Store was selected as #4 in the “Best Tasting Country Ham Sandwich in Virginia” competition in the USA TODAY’s Reader’s Choice Contest. The nominees were carefully selected by an expert panel and then voted into the winning spots by the public….

Dance, Dance, Dance

The Isle of Wight County Museum needs you! Join us for the Museum Dance Off* 10 a.m. THIS SATURDAY, March 4 at the Isle of Wight County Museum 103 Main Street in downtown Smithfield (*No actual dance skills required – just the willingness to have some fun!) The museum blog whenyouworkatamuseum.com is hosting their fourth annual dance competition. This…

Carrollton’s newest restaurant – The Virginia Company

Opened on November 14, 2016, Kevin and Jessica Blair, owners of The Virginia Company were looking to provide an alternate dining experience to help “fill a void” they felt was present in the wine and food market in Isle of Wight County. They were looking to provide fine food with great service at a price…

Love is in the air…

There’s just something special about charming Smithfield. Love just seems to be in the air. We see it all the time – couples holding hands as they stroll along Main Street, families enjoying a hike along the trails at Windsor Castle Park, or friends catching up over brunch at one of our fabulous restaurants. And…

Pig out & feel good about it – beginning Friday!

Join us for our 3rd Annual Restaurant Week in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County when participating restaurants will offer a reduced price lunch ($10) and dinner ($20) menu. The price includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverage, tax and tip are not included. Visit your favorite participating restaurants (listed below) -or try a new […]

Smithfield’s Main Street once again boasts a General Store.

Meet Cheryl Ketcham, owner and manager of Finley’s General Store. January 2017 Working closely with Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism as the manager of the town’s award-winning farmers market, Cheryl Ketcham has first-hand knowledge of the shops along Smithfield’s Main Street and what they have to offer. So given the popularity of the farmers…

Pig out & feel good about it!

Join us for our 3rd Annual Restaurant Week in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County when participating restaurants will offer a reduced price lunch ($10) and dinner ($20) menu. The price includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverage, tax and tip are not included. Visit your favorite participating restaurants (listed below) -or try a new […]

Living the Dream

Meet Mike Adams, owner of Bon Vivant Wine & Brew December 2016 When his wife, local veterinarian Kate Bouvier opened her practice on South Church Street in 1995, Mike Adams was inspired by the small building next door. “From the outside, it appears to be a small house,” explains Mike. But 22 years ago, Mike…

Smithfield Evening Christmas Market – tomorrow!

Our Smithfield Evening Christmas Market has become one of our most popular holiday events. Join us TOMORROW from 3- 9 p.m. in downtown Smithfield! The market will feature more than 130 vendors with handmade crafts and homemade food, live alpacas to pet, SANTA, live music at four locations, Christmas lights, hot food and drink, tours…