2017 Olden Days Schedule of Events

Don’t miss a thing this weekend at Smithfield’s Olden Days Festival as we kick-off Summer 2017! Activities will take place along Main Street in downtown Smithfield and the Pagan River Raft Race will be held at the Smithfield Station. Friday Night, June 23 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Anthony Snape Concert, 115 Main Street, presented by Smithfield…

June 23 & 24 – Smithfield Olden Days Festival

Enjoy an old-fashioned, family-friendly good time at Smithfield’s Olden Days Festival on Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24. Dance the night away on Friday night with two FREE concerts! Anthony Snape at 6 pm at the Bank of Southside VA (115 Main Street) and Ocean Breeze at the Smithfield Times Gazebo from 7 -9…

Toast the Coast: Beer, Wine & Shine Trail

While visiting Coastal Virginia, there’s one thing you can be sure of – you will never go thirsty! Whatever your preference for sipping – craft beer, distilled spirits, or a fine wine – a number of adult beverage establishments have recently opened in COVA… and more seem to be popping up faster than you can…

Windsor Castle Parks’ Kayak & Paddleboard Outfitters now open for the season!

Windsor Castle Park’s Outfitter is now open every Saturday & Sunday through October 1st from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Last rentals out at 5 p.m.). Reservations are not required but are suggested. There are three ways to make reservations: Via email to windsorcastlekayaks@yahoo.com, Online at WindsorCastlePark.com/kayak-rentals.html, Or call 757.359.0846 (Phone reservations available on Saturdays and Sundays only). Single Kayaks…

A Spa-Like Experience

Meet Shaen and Rich Goetsch, owners of Perfectly Natural Soap® May 2017 Of course, the shop Perfectly Natural Soap® smells like heaven – a clean, fresh scent, like freshly laundered linens that have hung outside to dry in the sun. You would expect that. Of course, the gorgeous displays and products draw you in. But…

Congratulations to our Heroes, Ambassadors & LOVEwork Designers!

On Tuesday, May 9th we celebrated National Tourism Month by recognizing our 2017 Hospitality Heroes & Community Ambassadors and announcing the winner of our LOVEwork Design Contest. 2017 Hospitality Heroes Our Hospitality Heroes are front-line hospitality professionals and volunteers who have been nominated by their peers, visitors and managers for their dedication to offering outstanding…

Darden’s Country Store & Smokehouse – a rich culinary tradition & a way of life

Meet Dee Dee & Tommy Darden  ​ April 2017 (Source: DardensCountryStore.com)  “Not too many people do what we do anymore,” says Dee Dee Darden. “Farming, running the little store, doing the hams, it’s a way of life here – independence, working with family and friends, getting involved in the community, preserving what we have for the future. If…

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….