Smithfield Farmers Market’s Holiday Treats

The colder weather may be here, but Smithfield Farmers Market is still going strong throughout these chilly months. Be sure to save the dates of these festive “can’t miss” events! All markets listed, except the Evening Market on December 8, will take place in the Bank of Southside Virginia parking lot, 115 Main Street in downtown…

Town & Country Day and WWI/WWII Commemoration – This Saturday!

Annual Town & Country Day and the Isle of Wight Museum’s WWI & WWII Commemoration Programs – THIS SATURDAY, October 14! Taking place the second Saturday in October of each year, Smithfield and Isle of Wight’s Annual Town and Country Day celebrates our historic port town and the county’s rich agricultural heritage with days of…

Ricky Goodwyn, Jr. in concert – this Sunday

  Sundays at Four and Christ Episcopal Church present Ricky Goodwyn, Jr. in concert, this Sunday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m. at Christ Church (111 S. Church Street in downtown Smithfield). Ricky is an 18-year-old recent graduate of the Governor’s School for the Arts and Windsor High School. Ricky was accepted, with full scholarships, to James…

WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II: Conversations and Commemoration

NEXT Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by the Isle of Wight County Museum The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission was created by the Virginia General Assembly to plan, develop and carry out programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of…

Christmas in Smithfield tickets – on sale now!

Christmas in Smithfield is offering plenty of festive holiday events planned around the Antiques Show & Sale. Although we won’t be offering them this year, House Tours will return in 2018! Seating is very limited for the floral workshops and Colonial Tea, so don’t wait – stop by the Visitor Center today to reserve your spot!…

12th Annual Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Fest

A Don’t miss Smithfield Music’s 12th Annual Aiken & Friends Fest – Friday Night, September 29 and all day Saturday, September 30 at the Smithfield Little Theatre in downtown Smithfield! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:      FRIDAY NIGHT, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. Songwriters in the Round Concert  Featuring Mike Aiken, Linda McRae and Ken Tizzard performing their original works and talking…

The Fair is…HERE!

The Isle of Wight County Fair opens this Thursday, September 14th at Heritage Park in Windsor, and runs through Sunday, September 17th. The Fair always offers outstanding musical entertainment and this year is no exception. Kicking off the music on the Duke Automotive Stage at 5:00 p.m on Friday is Branch and Dean, followed at…

Featured Artists at Smithfield Music’s 12th Annual Aiken & Friends Fest

Meet the artists who will be performing at the 12th Annual Aiken and Friends Fest coming up Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th at the Smithfield Little Theatre. FRIDAY NIGHT, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. Songwriters in the Round Concert  Featuring Mike Aiken, Linda McRae and Ken Tizzard performing their original works and talking…

Life in 17th Century Isle of Wight County

Living History Event this Saturday at Virginia’s Oldest Church – Historic St. Luke’s This Saturday, September 9 from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Discover more about life in Isle of Wight County (Warrosquyoake Shire) and the goings-on at the “Old Brick Church” during the 17th century by coming out for this living history weekend at…

Finally! Smithfield has its own dedicated BBQ Restaurant.

Meet the Witten Family of QDaddy’s Pitmaster BBQ It’s about time the Ham Capital of the World and home to the world’s largest pork processor (Smithfield Foods) had a restaurant that pays homage to BBQ. Hamtown’s new QDaddy’s Pitmaster BBQ was over 35 years in the making, but well worth the wait! QDaddy Timeline: 1976:…

“Isle be Clean & Green” Litter Pickup Blitz

Join the team keeping Isle of Wight County Clean! The county is looking for volunteers (individuals, churches, schools, businesses, civic organizations, etc.) to participate in monthly cleanups of  back roads by picking up litter and debris. County staff will supply the gloves, litter grippers, bags, safety vests, signs and pickup the bags when done. Sign…

A True People-Person

Meet Nicki Johnson, Manager of the Smithfield Inn    When Nicki Johnsonbegan her job bussing tables at the Smithfield Inn in November of 2000, she had no idea that she would still be there 16 years later, having worked her way up to Manager in 2012. But there was something that really spoke to her…