17th Annual Hog Jog, Court Days & Souper Saturday – Join the fun at Town & Country Days.

Join us for Town & Country Days in Downtown Smithfield
Friday – Sunday, October 12-14

Taking place the weekend of the second Saturday in October of each year, Smithfield and Isle of Wight’s Annual Town and Country Days celebrate Smithfield’s historic port town and Isle of Wight County’s rich agricultural heritage with days of fun-filled activities for the entire family.

WEEKEND EVENTS:

Firehouse Bluegrass Benefit ConcertFirehouse Bluegrass Benefit Concert
Friday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m., Fire Station #10, 15020 Carrollton Blvd. (Route 17), Carrollton 
Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department offers it’s monthly “Firehouse Bluegrass” music benefit concert at Fire Station-10. Admission is $5. Proceeds benefit the all-volunteer fire/rescue service of Carrollton and nearby mutual aid districts in Smithfield and northern Suffolk. Hot dogs and soft drinks are available during the concert. Please bring your own chair.
For further information call 757.613.6183.

Historic St Lukes Cemetery and Church.jpgTwilight Cemetery Tours at Historic St. Luke’s Church & Museum
Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13 from 6:30 until  9:30 p.m., 14477 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield
Dead men don’t tell tales, but their tombstones do! Enjoy the stories of local saints and sinners on a 30-minute, family-friendly guided tour through the Ancient Cemetery. $10 per person, includes light refreshments after the experience. Participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring a flashlight. Tours leave every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m.; last tour is at 9 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged (and tickets sell out – so get yours soon!) via www.historicstlukes.org.
For further information email rpopp@historicstlukes.org.

Hog Jogging Memories by Seffron Boyle edited in lightroom-1.jpg17th Annual 5K Hog Jog
Saturday, October 13, Commerce Street in downtown Smithfield

7 :00 – 8:30 a.m.: Registration, 9:00a.m.: 5K Run/Walk, 10:15 a.m.: Kids Piglet Run (Ages 10 and under), 10:30 a.m.: Awards and Post Race Party
This charity 5K run walk follows a challenging course through downtown historic Smithfield and our beautiful Virginia countryside. Proceeds from this family and community focused event benefit the Christian Outreach program in Isle of Wight County. To date, the Hog Jog has raised over $184,000 for Christian Outreach. Participate as an individual or as part of a team. Prizes awarded for top finishers overall and age group. Post race party will feature Gwaltney hot dogs, soda, and beer.
For further information go to the Event website SmithfieldHogJog.Weebly.com.

Court Day 2011Court Day at the 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse
Saturday, October 13, performances at 11:00 a.m., 12 noon, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., 130 Main Street in downtown Smithfield

Court Days is a re-enactment of an actual court case that occurred in 18th Century Isle of Wight County. Free admission.
For further information call 757.356.9016.

soup croppedSouper Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 13, performances at 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.,  201 Cedar Street in downtown Smithfield
Souper Saturday has been organized by Smithfields’ Christian Outreach Program (COP), volunteers and local churches for the last 25 years. The community will once again come together with homemade soups, desserts, ham biscuits and more at Trinity United Methodist to raise money for the Isle of Wight Social Services Department for fuel assistance for many in need in our community (100% will be donated for this cause). Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children, and can be purchased through local churches or at the COP building. Food for this event can be either eaten at the church or picked up through the “drive-thru” at the church.
For further information call 757.801.4165 or email frogccl@aol.com.

Downtown Smithfield Pickers MarketDowntown Smithfield Pickers Market
Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Joyner Field (next door to the Visitor Center) 319 Main Street in downtown Smithfield

Our bi-annual Vintage Markets are so popular, we’ve decided to add a monthly market. Held the second Saturday of each month beginning in April and running through October. the market will be a bit smaller but will still be a great place to treasure hunt.
For further information call 757.375.3031.

smithfield-farmers-market-pumpkins.jpgSmithfield Farmers Market
Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, BSV Parking lot, 115 Main Street in downtown Smithfield

Named one of the top 101 Farmers Markets in the US by the DailyMeal.com, the market runs each Saturday through the end of October with Specialty Markets in November and December. Offering locally grown produce, beef, pork, chicken, eggs, plants, herbs, baked goods, coffee, barbecue, ham sandwiches, handcrafted items, plus live music each week!
For further information call 757.759.4118.

ivy-hill-nov-2016-1.jpgGuided Tour of Ivy Hill Cemetery
Saturday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m., 451 North Church Street, Smithfield
Ivy Hill Cemetery is a historic rural cemetery and national historic district located at Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. It was established in 1886, and is a privately owned cemetery. Grave markers within the cemetery date from the mid-19th century to the present day. Join local historian Kathy Mountjoy for a free guided walking tour of this historic Smithfield treasure. Offered the second Saturday of each month from April through November (weather permitting). Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the entrance of the cemetery.
For further information call 757.408.1935.

Advent Chrsitmas Day - PurityCeltic Service at Christ Episcopal Church
Sunday, October 14 at
 5:00 p.m., 111 S. Church Street in downtown Smithfield
A quiet, reflective service in candlelight with healing prayer and meditative music. A Celtic-inspired reception will follow the service. Pre-service music begins at 4:50 p.m.
For further information call 757.357.2826.