The Fair is…HERE!

The Isle of Wight County Fair opens this Thursday, September 14th at Heritage Park in Windsor, and runs through Sunday, September 17th. The Fair always offers outstanding musical entertainment and this year is no exception. Kicking off the music on the Duke Automotive Stage at 5:00 p.m on Friday is Branch and Dean, followed at…

Featured Artists at Smithfield Music’s 12th Annual Aiken & Friends Fest

Meet the artists who will be performing at the 12th Annual Aiken and Friends Fest coming up Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th at the Smithfield Little Theatre. FRIDAY NIGHT, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. Songwriters in the Round Concert  Featuring Mike Aiken, Linda McRae and Ken Tizzard performing their original works and talking…

Life in 17th Century Isle of Wight County

Living History Event this Saturday at Virginia’s Oldest Church – Historic St. Luke’s This Saturday, September 9 from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Discover more about life in Isle of Wight County (Warrosquyoake Shire) and the goings-on at the “Old Brick Church” during the 17th century by coming out for this living history weekend at…

Finally! Smithfield has its own dedicated BBQ Restaurant.

Meet the Witten Family of QDaddy’s Pitmaster BBQ It’s about time the Ham Capital of the World and home to the world’s largest pork processor (Smithfield Foods) had a restaurant that pays homage to BBQ. Hamtown’s new QDaddy’s Pitmaster BBQ was over 35 years in the making, but well worth the wait! QDaddy Timeline: 1976:…

“Isle be Clean & Green” Litter Pickup Blitz

Join the team keeping Isle of Wight County Clean! The county is looking for volunteers (individuals, churches, schools, businesses, civic organizations, etc.) to participate in monthly cleanups of  back roads by picking up litter and debris. County staff will supply the gloves, litter grippers, bags, safety vests, signs and pickup the bags when done. Sign…

A True People-Person

Meet Nicki Johnson, Manager of the Smithfield Inn    When Nicki Johnsonbegan her job bussing tables at the Smithfield Inn in November of 2000, she had no idea that she would still be there 16 years later, having worked her way up to Manager in 2012. But there was something that really spoke to her…

Genuine Smithfield hosts Worldwide Photo Walk

Smithfield will host the Worldwide Photo Walk on Saturday, October 7th. Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism is partnering with the leaders of the walk, Judith and Eric Soule of Fresh Look Photography to host 50 photographers who will spend the day in town taking photos, networking with one another, seeing the sites and entering their best shot…

Announcing Nike Park’s brand new kayak launch!

Nike Park boasts a brand new kayak launch! FREE to the public and open during the park’s regular hours (8 a.m. until dark), the launch puts you out into the natural beauty and twists & turns of Jones Creek. Nike Park is located at 13036 Nike Park Road in Carrollton and is maintained by Isle of…

Join us at the Smithfield Inn for Music! Music! Music!

The Smithfield Inn has been a favorite gathering spot for travelers, diners and locals since 1752. The tradition continues today as the Inn presents outstanding concerts by regional favorites plus a special night with mermaids! Best of all, the Inn’s famous menu and specials will be available during the concerts and the special event. Saturday, July…

Announcing Smithfield’s Instagram Scavenger Hunt!

Genuine Smithfield celebrates its public art and invites you to join us by playing our Instagram Scavenger Hunt featuring the town’s Porcine Parade and life-size bronze statues by the artist George Lundeen. Each week we’ll choose the best image and the winner will receive a pig-shaped sportpack! ​There is no age limit to play (you’re never…

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…