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

Friday night by John Payne hot rods 1

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Anthony Snape Concert, 115 Main Street, presented by Smithfield Music

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Hot Rods Cruise-In Car Show, Main Street to Institute Street

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Vintage Alley, South Mason

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ocean Breeze on stage at Smithfield Times Gazebo (Main Street)

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Historic Ghost Walk – starting at the 1750 Courthouse, Main Street. Tickets available at the Visitor Center (319 Main Street). Get your tickets early, the ghost walk often sells out! Adults – $8.00, Children 6-12 – $5.00, Children under 6 – Free. Proceeds benefit the 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse. Several time slots are already sold out.

All Day Saturday, June 24

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Smithfield Farmers Market, Bank of Southside Virginia Parking Lot (Main Street)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Vintage Alley, North Mason

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Toys for Tots Car Show, Main Street

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Kids, Bike and Pet Parade
Line up for the parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Underwood and Main Streets. The parade will travel along Main Street and finish at the Smithfield Times Gazebo. Awards will be presented after the parade at the gazebo.

​10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Food vendors, Bank of Southside Virginia Parking Lot (Main Street)
Crafters and Artists, along Main Street
Picasso Face and Body Painting, along Main Street
Kids Area with Dunking Booth, Joyner Field (behind the Visitor Center, 319 Main Street)
Pony Rides, Joyner Field (behind the Visitor Center, 319 Main Street)

​11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Karl Wearne & the Lazar Brothers at the Smithfield Times Gazebo, Main Street

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Schoolhouse Museum open for tours, 516 Main Street

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Tootie at the Smithfield Times Gazebo, Main Street

2:30 p.m.: Pagan River Raft Race, Smithfield Station, Church Street

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Clan MacCool Roving Irish Musicians along Main Street

Handicap parking for Olden Days will be available in the designated spaces in the Bank of America parking lot (115 Main Street) with tags or plates. Enter from Cedar Street.

Sunday Brunch anyone?


Why not finish your weekend with a delicious Sunday Brunch at one of our fine restaurants? Check out the Dining page of our website. The Smithfield Inn will feature Reg Lanning on banjo from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. as well as their all-new ala carte brunch menu.


Special Thanks to our generous 2017 Olden Days Sponsors: Please support them often!

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Farmers Bank
Bank of Southside Virginia
Smithfield Station
Daily Press
Hampton Inn
Luter Family YMCA
Mike Dogget
Ron Pack
S&B Tents
The Smithfield Times
Town of Smithfield
Grafik Trenz
Duke Automotive
Dwight Schauback