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Boardwalk HeArt Show – Saturday, August 4, 2018 on the Boardwalk at Smithfield Station 415 S. Church Street in downtown Smithfield, VA Artists are invited to submit their original work to participate in Smithfield’s juried Boardwalk HeArt Show. The show will be held on the boardwalk behind the Smithfield Station Shoppes overlooking the Pagan River in…

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day!

Put on your finest greenery and join us for our very first St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. The parade will start at James & Washington Streets and continue down Grace Street to North Mason. Best viewing will be along Grace Street. Enjoy the Newport News Police Pipes and Drum Corp,…

A “Friend of the Court”

Meet Suzanne Einberger, owner of Amicus Curiae 1799​    The exterior of the clerk of courts building that sits appropriately side by side with the 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Smithfield has maintained its historic patina and charm. The inside however has been transformed into a lovely jewelry shop showcasing…

2018 Smithfield & Isle of Wight Restaurant Week

  Our 5th Annual Restaurant Week runs Friday, January 26th through Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. Featuring $10 Lunches & $20 or $30 Dinners Price includes appetizer, entrée & dessert (beverage, taxes & tip not included). Visit your favorite restaurants – or try a new one – to take advantage of special Restaurant Week menus at…

Freshly brewed coffee, sizzling bacon – what could be better?

\Welcome Mike Aston and Christ Shelton, owners of Cure Coffeehouse – Smithfield   It’s hard to believe that it was just a little over 7 years ago that friends, Mike Aston and Chris Shelton made a pastrami sandwich and decided that they wanted to create a place where they could enjoy that sandwich alongside a…

Shop Easy…Shop Local!

With just a few short shopping days before Christmas, remember that shopping in downtown Smithfield & Isle of Wight is easy, low-stress and parking is free! Why not start a new family holiday tradition to shop in town, then stop at one of our many delightful eateries or stroll through Windsor Castle Park? Listed below…

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours all the very best this Holiday Season and in the year ahead from your friends at Smithfield & Isle of Wight County Tourism.

LOVEwork Dedication

LOVE is popping up all over Virginia, and now Smithfield has its own LOVEwork! Thank you to everyone who braved the cold weather and joined us for our LOVEwork dedication on Wednesday, December 13, including Rita McClenney and Sandra Tanner from Virginia Tourism Corporation, our Mayor Carter Williams, Smithfield Town Manager Peter Stephenson, Smithfield Town…

Evening Market & Parade – This Weekend!

Two “can’t miss” holiday events are coming up this weekend in Genuine Smithfield!  Friday, December 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. is our Evening Christmas Market. All of Main Street will be lined with specialty vendors offering unique, handcrafted gifts and food, live music, Christmas lights, mulled wine, and more. It’s a magical evening…don’t miss…

Yum-Marie’s!

Meet Marie Payne, owner of Yummaries Bakery      What started as a college fund, ironically became a career! Mom, Kelly and her daughter, Marie always loved baking together. Even as a five-year-old child, Marie was already creating her own confections for the family’s “taster”, her father, John to try out. When she was 13…