Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism recognized

Smithfield & Isle of Wight Convention & Visitors Bureau has been awarded two prestigious awards, both for the Smithfield Rocks program. The Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (VADMO, formerly VACVB) awarded the CVB a “Virgo Award” for Advertising and Promotion DMO budgets under $1 Million. The award was presented to Tourism Director, Judy Winslow on Monday, April 3rd…

Event cancelled

It is with great pain that we’ve decided to reschedule the Spring Vintage Market to May 6-7, due to weather predictions for this weekend. We want our first-ever vintage market at the Fairgrounds to go off with a bang and be a fabulous event. See you May 6-7!

Country Vintage Market & Sidewalk Sale – this weekend

Grab your flip flops and get outside this weekend as Smithfield celebrates Spring with some several very special events. Join us for Smithfield Farmers Market’s Country Vintage Market at the Isle of Wight County Fairgrounds this Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23. The market will be open on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. & on Sunday from…

Smithfield Farmers Market Season begins this Saturday

Smithfield Farmers Market season opens THIS SATURDAY, April 1st and runs weekly through October. The market is open from 9 a.m. until noon each Saturday, with specialty markets throughout the year open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The market is held in the The Bank of Southside Virginia parking lot on Main Street in downtown Smithfield….

“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 […]