There’s so much to do this weekend in Smithfield & Isle of Wight as we lead up to our popular Safe Trick or Treating on Halloween night… From a car show along Main Street, our Farmers Market, and an event celebrating our local authors, to Smithfield Little Theatre’s latest show – even twilight cemetery tours at Historic St. Luke’s, you have plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy another gorgeous fall weekend in Genuine Smithfield.
The Arts Center @ 319 presents “Drawn to Nature”
Through Tuesday, October 31, 319 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Gallery hours: Monday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday noon until 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy an exhibit of more than two dozen oil paintings by Eater Shore artist Carole Boggeman Pierson that celebrate the beauty and serenity of the fields and marshes throughout the seasons. The gallery also displays the work of local artists and has artists’ studios where visitors can view art being made.
For more information go to SmithfieldArts.org or call 757.357.7707.
St. Luke’s Gift Shop Fall & Holiday Open House
Through Saturday, November 4, 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield
Hours: 1-5 Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For its annual Fall Holiday Sale, the gift shop at Historic St. Luke’s Church will offer reduced prices on featured and specialized merchandise, as well as buy-one-get-one deals and discounts. Open daily.
For further information call 757.357.3367.
Horsepower on Main Street Car Show
Saturday, October 28, 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Come on out for a ghoulishly good time for this “All Makes & Models” Car Show. Registration is from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. There will be candy for the Trick or Treaters and a bounce house too. QDaddy’s Pittmaster BBQ will be on site and don’t miss your chance to have your car’s photo taken with Team Shelby Girl and Shocker Racing model Bex Russ. There will be raffles as well. Registration is $20 the day of the event and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Carroll Shelby Foundation and Voices for Kids CASA Program of SE. Classes will be determined the day of the event.
For further information email Teamshelbyva@gmail.com.
Smithfield Farmers Market’s Fall Festival Market
Saturday, October 28, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., 115 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Named one of the “101 Best Farmers Markets in America” by TheDailyMeal.com, the Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of the Bank of Southside Virginia and offers tasty foods, baked goods, lovely gift items & of course, plenty of fresh produce and LIVE MUSIC every week!
For further information contact Market Manager, Cheryl Ketcham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legacy of Writers
Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., downtown Smithfield
Did you know…there are more than 50 published authors from Isle of Wight County? The public is invited to attend workshops, panels and discussions about writing from local published talent. Meet over 20 local authors, and bring the kids! There will be open mic time at the Old Courthouse beginning at 10:00 a.m.
There is no fee. Book sales and signings at various locations.
Local authors will be at the following locations: Smithfield Library, IOW Museum, Old Courthouse, The Schoolhouse Museum, Mansion on Main Gallery, The Arts Center at 319 Main and St. Luke’s gift shop.
For further information email email@example.com.
Twilight Cemetery Tour at Historic St. Luke’s Church
Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28, Tours run every 30 minutes from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield
Dead men don’t tell tales, but their tombstones do! Historic St. Luke’s Church has been the site of burials since the 1600’s. Enjoy the stories of local saints and sinners on a 30-minute, family-friendly guided tour around our 100 acres. Tickets are $10 per person and include complimentary light refreshments after the experience. (Last tour leaves at 9:00 p.m.) Participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring a flashlight. Please purchase your tickets in advance by visiting our website, www.historicstlukes.org.
For more information, contact Education Coordinator Rachel Popp via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smithfield Little Theatre presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie – the Musical”
October 26 through November 12, 210 N. Church Street in downtown Smithfield
Show Times: Thursday – Saturday: 8:00 p.m., Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
Experience stage magic as 1920’s New York City springs to life. Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Bet you can’t keep from tapping a toe and dancing in your seat. Tickets: $18 adults, $10 students.
To order tickets go to: Tickets@smithfieldlittletheatre.org.
Speakeasy Menu Celebrating Smithfield Little Theatre’s productin of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the Smithfield Inn
Thursday – Sunday, October 26 – 28, 112 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Hours: Thursday – Saturday from 5:30 until 9:00 p.m. , Sunday: 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Speakeasy dinner menu includes Specialty drinks like the “Bee’s Knees” or the “Mary Pickford,” Prohibition Roast Beef or Pastrami Sliders, Golden Age Sweet Potato Fries, Greta Garbo’s Ice Cream Sundae, Big Al Capone’s Shrimp Scampi, and Ma Barker’s Cheese Cake. All menu selections are flapper approved!
For more information call 757.357.1752.
Monthly Wine Tasting at Pagan River Wine Merchants
Friday, October 27 at 7:15 p.m., 409 S. Church Street (the Boardwalk Shops at Smithfield Station), downtown Smithfield
Held the last Friday of every month, Pagan River Wine Merchants’ Wine Tasting offers staff and/or guest speakers who will guide guests through a series of six different wines and give a brief talk on each. A cheese board is also provided. Cost is $10 per person. Please RSVP prior to the event.
For more information call 757.357.5375 or email email@example.com.
Beer Club at Bon Vivant Wine & Brew
Friday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m., 1504 S. Church Street, Smithfield
Held the last Friday of each month, Bon Vivant’s Beer Club offers a tasting of the latest great brews available locally. Pre-tasting starts at 6:45. Education fee: $3 per person.
For more information email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trunk or Treat and Magic Show at Trinity United Methodist Church (parking lot)
Saturday, October 28, 201 Cedar Street in downtown Smithfield
Trunk or Treat: 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Magic Show: 2:00 until 3:00 p.m.
Trinity UMC will have a parking lot full of fun and games and Trunk or Treating. Wear your favorite costume and bring a friend! Professional Magician Rob Westcott from Virginia Beach will put on an entertaining magic show. Light refreshments will be offered. This event is rain or shine and completely FREE!
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Hi Ho Silver Jewelry Show at the Smithfield Inn
Saturday, October 28 from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., 112 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Hi-Ho Silver Jewelry will be in the Garden. Stop by for lunch, a cocktail and a chance to view some of the area’s most unique jewelry.
For further information or to make reservations, call 757.1752.
Ham-o-Ween! Safe Trick or Treating in downtown Smithfield
Tuesday, October 31 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. along Main and Grace Streets
Costume and Jack-o-Lantern Contest held at the Smithfield Times!
For more information call 757.357.3288.