Town & Country Days
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 10 - 12, 2014
in Genuine 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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10:
Firehouse Bluegrass Benefit Concert
Friday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m., Fire Station 10, 15020 Carrollton Blvd.
Proceeds benefit the all-volunteer fire/rescue service of Carrollton and nearby mutual aid districts in Smithfield and northern Suffolk. $5 admission. Your donations to this non-profit all-volunteer department serve the community by enabling the purchase of needed medical, rescue and fire fighting supplies and equipment. Hot dogs and soft drinks are available during the concert. Please bring your own chair.
For further information call (757) 613-6183.
Daniels Performance Group Cruise-In
Friday, October 10 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Daniels Performance Group (Charlie Daniels Racing), 20128 IWIP Road, Smithfield
Daniels Performance Group (Charlie Daniels Racing) will be holding evening cruise-ins every second and fourth Fridays of the month April through October. Cruise-Ins are open to any vehicle you are proud to show. Food vendors will be From the Hearth Pizza and Rodman’s BBQ. There will be live music/DJs every evening as well as burnout competitions, raffles, a special “Pick of the Week” each event, and much more! Cost to put a vehicle in is $2 and the event is free to spectators. Show a vehicle for a $2 donation to Toys for Tots and Orphan Helpers charities.
For further information call (757) 356-1156.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11:
Veterans of Foreign Wars Community Breakfast
Saturday, October 11 & 25 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at VFW Post 8545, 223 Washington Street, Smithfield
The Smithfield VFW invites the community to a fund raising breakfast featuring "Salted Fried Herring Fish," scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits grits, mixed fruits, coffee, juice, cornbread and omelets. Breakfast is held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. The VFW building is located across from the Smithfield Library. Donation $8. All proceeds go to support Local Veterans and community projects.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (757) 279-0025.
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.
Tots and Smithfield Ruritan Club’s 13th annual Car, Truck and 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. Cost: $20 per adult, $10 per child under 16. Includes admission to event and All you can eat - including world famous Smithfield smoked pork butts, smoked chicken, all the sides and fixins, lemonade, and iced tea. Bring a lawn chair, etc. Tickets are $25/$15 at the gate. Live entertainment with the area's best musicians with featured bands Hard Travelin' and Homebrew. Special guest appearances by Danny Hughes, Joey Marade and more! Beer and Wine provided by Hoffman Beverage. Tickets will be limited to only 1,000 so be sure to purchase your tickets early as this event is sure to sell out.
For further information call (757) 356-9016.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12:
Sundays at Four presents a Recital for Tenor and Piano
Sunday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street in downtown Smithfield
A Sundays at Four Performance Series concert with recitalist, Brian Nedvin, Tenor, and collaborator pianist Stephen Coxe. Both concert artist are on the faculty of ODU. The program includes art songs, opera arias, and sacred music. Tickets at the door: Adults $20 Students $5. 2014-2015 Season Tickets (3 concerts): Adults $50 Students $15.
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