Town & Country Days
SAVE THE DATE!
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 12, 2014
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
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.
"Toys for Tots" Classic Car, 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.
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