Yes we donate over $200,000 annually back to the community but we are a non-profit also! If you want to directly support our mission, you can make a donation to our Sustainer Society OR celebrate over a decade of donating with our $10-For-10 campaign.
Click on the info boxes to learn more about who we are, what we do and why you should consider supporting us directly with a donation.
Who is Smithfield VA Events?
Smithfield VA Events was a vision a decade ago, and we held our first festival in 2012. The concept was to utilize the new Windsor Castle Park and it’s beautiful historic grounds as a backdrop to create something special that would benefit the community.
Our festivals have grown from our signature spring Wine & Brew Fest to the current Trio of Festivals that include the fall Bacon & Bourbon Fest and the funky-fun oyster BOB Fest in January. We have held (26) total festivals since 2012 and have donated almost $1.6 MILLION DOLLARS TO OVER (90) organizations.
We select benefiting organizations each year, donate back to groups that volunteer, make donations on behalf of individuals who volunteer to their favorite charity and support other’s fundraisers by donating tickets, tables and chalets for them to use to raise funds at their own events. The funds donated to all of these organizations assist them in fulfilling their important missions & causes that benefit the community.
Smithfield VA Events is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that is managed by an all volunteer board of directors and operates as an independent 100% self-funded, self-supported organization.
Why should you support us?
Even if you don't attend our festivals, you can support our mission. What we do for the community is extraordinary, and we ask that you consider supporting us by making a direct donation to us. Donations given support our organization and enabling us to be able to donate MORE back to the community.
Who do we donate to?
Over the last decade, we have supported over 90+ different charitable organizations. Some of them are grant recipients as a Benefiting Organization. Other donations go to Groups who volunteer, or individuals who choose to donate their hours to a charitable cause they care about.
Thanks to each of you that donated in 2020 & 2021 when we couldn't hold festivals. It is greatly appreciated. Click below to see all the amazing business and individuals that supported us during the covid pandemic.