Did you know that the World’s Oldest Ham resides in Smithfield, Virginia?

Meet Jennifer England, this famous ham’s caretaker August 2016 You can find this unusual artifact at the Isle of Wight County Museum, located at the corner of Main and Church Streets in downtown Smithfield. The museum is also home to the world’s oldest peanut, and it’s the responsibility of Jennifer England, director of the museum,…

Take the World’s Oldest Ham on Vacation with You!

During your summer travels, take Isle of Wight County Museum’s iconic image of P.D. Gwaltney, Jr. and his pet ham (the World’s Oldest Ham!) with you. Take a snap of a great vacation moment with the image and submit it to our Pan Ham Contest! All entrants will be entered into a random drawing for a prize. Post your…

Join Easton Corbin backstage at a VIP Reception!

Billboard’s Top New Country Artist in 2010, Easton Corbin was the only country male artist in 17 years to have TWO consecutive No. 1 singles: “A Little More Country Than That” & “Roll With It.”  Florida-born Easton “sounds authentic and confident surrounded by fiddles and acoustic guitar at a time when young country artists typically offset their country roots with flashy…

Smithfield Gourmet Bakery & Café

33 Years on Main Street in downtown Smithfield  July 2016 Meet Carolyn In 1983, Carolyn Burke was approached by Colonial Williamsburg about opening a bakery in Merchant’s Square. There was something about the space she was shown that just didn’t feel right to her. Fortunately for the town of Smithfield, a realtor took a chance…

Celebrate Independence with us!

Isle of Wight County will present two Firework Displays in Celebration of the Fourth of July. Sunday July 3, 2016 at Clontz Park in Smithfield (Fireworks can be viewed anywhere along the River, including the bridge at Smithfield Station and the Smithfield Little Theatre Parking lot.) Monday July 4, 2016 at Windsor High School American…

Isle Jam Photos & Easton Corbin

The weather was perfect for our very first Isle Jam Concert on June 25th! Smithfield’s own Celeste Kellogg got the evening started celebrating at her Hometown Release Party for her new CD “You & Me.” Adam Sanders followed with an intimate acoustic set – a real treat for all of Adam’s fans. And Scotty McCreery wowed us…

Join Scotty McCreery at a Pre-Show VIP Reception at Isle Jam

Just 13 tickets and 2 days left to purchase a Premium Ticket to see Scotty McCreery at our first Isle Jam Concert coming up next Saturday, June 25! All Premium Ticket holders to either of our Isle Jam concerts will be entered into a drawing to win backstage access for two to a pre-show VIP…

Celebrate Summer 2016 at Genuine Smithfield’s Olden Days Festival!

Enjoy an old-fashioned, family-friendly good time at Genuine Smithfield’s Olden Days Festival on Friday & Saturday, June 24th & 25th. Dance the night away on Friday night with two free concerts! Anthony Snape at 6 pm at the Bank of Southside VA (sponsored by Smithfield Music) and Ocean Breeze at the Smithfield Times Gazebo at…

When Pigs Fly…Magic Happens!

  Meet owner & artist Nansi Strickland Nansi Strickland says that what she most enjoys about owning her own shop is the chance she gets to meet interesting people. “Everyone has a story,” says Nansi. While that may be true, Nansi’s story is one for the books. How does one go from being a stewardess…

Win 2 tickets to a VIP Reception with Scotty McCreery or Easton Corbin

Purchase a Premium Ticket to either Isle Jam Concert and be entered to win 2 tickets to the VIP “Meet & Greet” Per-Show Reception! Join us Saturday, June 25 for our first Isle Jam Concert featuring American Idol Scotty McCreery. Scotty burst onto the national scene at the age of 17 when he blew the judges…

Raising the standard on Main Street since 2007

Meet Bill Blevins, owner of Smithfield Flags Although Smithfield Flags owner Bill Blevins says he “fell into” retail, he must be doing something right having run 2 successful shops on Smithfield’s Main Street for over 49 years! Closed for almost 10 years, folks still stop by to tell Bill how they miss Ben Franklin Variety…

Easton Corbin rescheduled due to potential inclement weather

Due to the inclement weather forecast for Saturday (5/21/16), the Isle Jam Easton Corbin Concert with Boot Rooster has been rescheduled for JULY 23, 2016. All tickets purchased for the 5/21 concert will be valid & honored for the new date. The TICKET PAGE has been updated. Stay dry and safe this weekend!