Things to Do: Free & Almost Free

Smithfield Evening Christmas Market – tomorrow!

           Our Smithfield Evening Christmas Market has become one of our most popular holiday events. Join us TOMORROW from 3- 9 p.m. in downtown Smithfield! The market will feature more than 130 vendors with handmade crafts and homemade food, live alpacas to pet, SANTA, live music at four locations, Christmas lights, hot food and drink, tours of the 1750 Courthouse, mulled wine, and more! Our fabulous Main Street stores and

Smithfield’s Autumn Vintage Market is back!

Hurricane Matthew may have caused us to cancel our Autumn Vintage Market a few weeks ago, but we have GOOD NEWS! The Market is back and will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. along three blocks of Smithfield’s Main Street. All 100+ of our fabulous vendors will be there with vintage, antique and repurposed items. The Market will also offer live music and delicious local foods. Free parking and shuttle service will

Enjoy Ham-O-Ween in downtown Smithfield

        Genuine Smithfield is the HAM-O-WEEN Destinations in Coastal Virginia! Remember when You used to look forward all year to Trick or Treating on Halloween night?…Strolling the charming streets of a friendly small town with candy galore and enough tasty treats and terrifying tricks to thrill both the young – and the young at heart! Genuine Smithfield still hosts that quintessential Halloween experience! So come for the candy, the contests, the creepy characters

Christmas in Smithfield 2016 tickets go on sale Saturday!

In some ways it seems as if time has stood still in Smithfield, Virginia. Known as the Ham Capital of the World and nestled along the Pagan River, Smithfield is just a half hour’s drive from both Norfolk and the Virginia Peninsula. The Town’s remarkable National Historic District and the adjacent Windsor Castle Park encompass more than 500 acres and feature almost 300 contributing buildings from 1730 through the early 20th century. The downtown

Aiken & Friends Music Fest – this weekend at the Smithfield Little Theatre

Smithfield Music presents Coastal Virginia’s Original Music Festival featuring national, regional & local Americana, Country & Roots artists & songwriters this Friday, Sept. 23 night and all day Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Smithfield Little Theatre. Destined to be a night to remember, join us FRIDAY NIGHT at 7:30 pm  a “Songwriters in the Round” Concert with Mike Aiken, Paul Jefferson & Jack Sundrud. SATURDAY AFTERNOON the outdoor festival & tailgate party kicks off in

This Weekend! Living History Event at St. Luke’s Church

“General From Whitemarsh: A Celebration of Joseph Bridger” This Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 14477 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield Meet St. Luke’s most revered patron, Joseph Bridger, visit with period vendors, and hear about the “Written in Bone” Project from Dr. Doug Owsley, Head of Physical Anthropology for the Smithsonian Institute (the project included the exhumation of Joseph Bridger’s grave at St. Luke’s). Music and food also available. $8 admission to the

Did you know that the World’s Oldest Ham resides in Smithfield, Virginia?

Meet Jennifer England, this famous ham’s caretaker You can find this unusual artifact at the Isle of Wight County Museum, located at the corner of Main and Church Streets in downtown Smithfield. The museum is also home to the world’s oldest peanut, and it’s the responsibility of Jennifer England, director of the museum, to care for these important – though somewhat unusual – treasures. Edible artifacts were something new for Jennifer when she began

Celebrate Independence in Smithfield and Windsor!

Isle of Wight County will present two Firework Displays in Celebration of the Fourth of July. Sunday July 3, 2016 at Clontz Park in Smithfield (Fireworks can be viewed anywhere along the River, including the bridge at Smithfield Station and the Smithfield Little Theatre Parking lot.) Monday July 4, 2016 at Windsor High School American Fireworks Company will be displaying the Firework shows and all shows will begin approximately 9:30pm or at dark. For more

Celebrate Summer 2016 at Genuine Smithfield’s Olden Days Festival!

           Enjoy an old-fashioned, family-friendly good time at Genuine Smithfield’s Olden Days Festival on Friday & Saturday, June 24th & 25th. Dance the night away on Friday night with two free concerts! Anthony Snape at 6 pm at the Bank of Southside VA (sponsored by Smithfield Music) and Ocean Breeze at the Smithfield Times Gazebo at 7 pm. Imagine yourself behind the wheel of one of the Hot Rods lined up along

Announcing the Winners of our 2016 Photo Contest!

We had a record number of entries in our 2016 contest, held on Facebook for the first time. With 69 photographers entering 197 images, our judges (Jennifer Williams, Judy Winslow, Peter Stephenson and Lois Tokarz) had a tough time. But here they are – our winning entries. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all those who entered. Click here to see more of our entries! The “Faces of Smithfield & Isle of