Make some hay while the sun shines…

Believe it or not, the Isle of Wight County Fair is coming up in just a couple weeks (Sept. 17-20). Our award-winning, old-fashioned, genuine county fair is a great way to welcome in the fall season. And if you’re looking for a fun way to get the word out about your organization, business or school, consider…

And here it is!

Tomorrow is the big day! The latest (#12) of the Christmas Store’s annual Christmas Tree Ornament will be unveiled on HAM CAM Live @ 12:05. Go to the official HAM CAM site to be one of the first to see the newest ornament. Previous years’ ornaments are still available so you can start your own collection today. Here…

Ah Monday…

How about a little inspiration to jump-start the week? Here is one of our favorite photos, taken in the fall by Jennifer Lycke of one of the trails at Windsor Castle Park. As we head into this gorgeous season, let’s promise that this year we will take the time to: stroll through a park to…

Two Summer Fridays left in the season!

Only two more weeks of summer before the madness begins again. How does this sound for a quick, relaxing summer getaway? Book a room at the Smithfield Station (or another of our lodging facilities!) for a couple nights. Check in and watch the sunset over the Pagan River from your boardwalk room. Then stroll into…

Sunrise Kayak Tours from Windsor Castle Park

What an inspiring way to start your day – a sunrise kayak tour along Cypress Creek and the Pagan River. Make it a family event and create some special summer of 2015 memories. Kayaks are surprisingly easy to paddle (much easier than canoes!), and with the park’s state-of-the-art (tip-proof) launch, the hardest part – getting into…

Where to Get Wet in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County

Ahh…the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, made tolerable only by a dip in some cool, refreshing water, or just hanging out by the shore. Don’t have your own backyard pool (so few of us do!)? No worries. Relief is right here in your – well, backyard. Here are eight places to enjoy the water this…

Summertime and the livin’ is easy.

An easily walk-able downtown area with specialty shops (all independently owned), historic attractions, great restaurants, a brand new Brewpub, and free parking ensure a trip to Smithfield is the perfect way to spend a summer day – or a weekend. Our lodging options are unique, special events abound, and you can meet our major celebrity – the “world’s oldest ham!” Slow…

HAM CAM Live @ 12:05

Be sure to log into the HAM CAM link every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:05 p.m. for a LIVE broadcast from the HAM CAM where we will feature news, artifacts and historic tidbits from the Isle of Wight County Museum on Tuesdays, and information on special events, attractions and merchants in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County on Thursdays.  Be…