in Historic Downtown Smithfield
Join the fun at Smithfield and Isle of Wight's Annual Town and Country Day celebrating our historic port town and the county’s rich agricultural heritage with a day of fun-filled activities for the entire family, including Souper Saturday, the 2nd Annual Country-Que, the 12th Annual Smithfield Hog Jog 5K Run/Walk, Wild Hog & "Kid's Fun Run", Court Day Presentation at the Olde Courthouse of 1750, Smithfield Ruritan Club's 12th Annual Car Show, and the Smithfield Farmers Market.
100 Commerce Street, Smithfield
A challenging, family and community oriented 5K run/walk through downtown Historic Smithfield and our beautiful Virginia countryside. Hog Jog is a standard 5K, Wild Hog is a mystery course, 4.0m this year, runners only. Lots of Door Prizes! One of the best Post-race parties around! Teams & families encouraged!
Event coordinator: Kyle Weidlich: (757) 508-1072
"Town & Country Day" Specialty Market
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a taste of Virginia with locally grown produce and handmade goods. While you are here, enjoy a stroll in Historic Downtown Smithfield, visit our restaurants, museum and specialty stores.
For further information call Market Manager, Cheryl Ketcham at (757) 375-3031.
Court Days at the Old Courthouse of 1750
presents: "Widow Rand Seeks Justice"
130 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Performances at 11:00 a.m., 12 Noon, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 p.m.
Written and directed by Doris Rea Gwaltney with supporting cast from the local citizenry. As part of Town & Country Day, the good people of the Courthouse will present an original play. This event is free.
For further information call (757) 356-9016.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar Street in downtown Smithfield
This fundraising event, sponsored by IOW Christian Outreach Program, offers an all-you-can-eat meal of soup, ham biscuits, and desserts, and all monies raised will pay for heating costs for those in need during the winter months.
Tickets are $5.00/adults and $3.00/school age children. Many churches have tickets available or they may be purchased Monday-Friday at the offices of Trinity UMC (9:00 am - 2:00 pm) and Smithfield Baptist Church (9:00 am - 5:00 pm).
Tickets can also be purchased at the door that day.
For information call 757-357-4716.
Smithfield Ruritan 12th Annual Classic Carm Truck & Bike Show
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. along Main Street in downtown Smithfield
This popular event is held in conjunction with Town & Country Days and is open to all vehicles.
The Master's Hand Quartet will perform at 11:00 a.m. during the Car Show at the Smithfield Times Gazebo (228 Main Street)!
For further information call (757) 365-9458.
Noon - 6:00 p.m. at Windsor Castle Park, 310 Jericho Road
Good old fashioned pig pickin’ celebrating friends, family and community. Family-oriented; live music from some of the area’s top musicians; 100% of the proceeds to benefit Smithfield High School Athletic Boosters Club and Smithfield Recreation Association, both non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. All-you-can-eat & drink! - including our own smoked Smithfield pork butts, smoked chicken, all the sides, non-alcoholic drinks & adult beverages included in price. Adults: $20, Kids: $10 Tickets available online at CountryQ.org or at many local area businesses.
For further information call (757) 869-0230
Sundays at Four presents The Virginia Chorale
Sunday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church (111S. Church Street) in downtown Smithfield
Closing out Town & Country Days, the Virgina Chorale will debut its 30th anniversary performance in Smithfield. The Chorale will perform a cappella Renaissance motets, folksongs, African-American spirituals and "Take Him, Earth, for Christening," Herbert Howells' choral masterwork composed in 1963 in memory of President John F. Kennedy. Cost: Adults: $20 Students: $5
For further information call (757) 375-9140.
Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB Staff:
Judy Hare Winslow, Director of Tourism
Lois Chapman Tokarz, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Terry Rhinier, Event Coordinator
Deborah Marshall, Visitor Center Manager
Kathy Mountjoy, Group Tour Coordinator
Cheryl Ketcham, Farmer's Market Manager