Our Trio of Festivals - Overview
Our season kicks off in fall with the Bacon & Bourbon Fest, (*new for 2023 moved to November to try and get out of prime hurricane season), in January with the BOB Fest, and ends with the April Wine & Brew Fest.
Proceeds from the festivals are donated to benefiting organizations that are selected thru an application process and donations are also made to over (60) volunteer groups. Annually we donated over $200,000 back into the community,
All festivals have sponsorship opportunities, private party chalets, reserved tables and individual general admission tickets. Local hotels also have tickets you can add to your reservation if you want to make a weekend of it enjoying all that Genuine Smithfield has to offer.
Each festival has a limited number of private party chalets and sponsor tables that are available before tickets go on sale to the general public. Once you have one, you have renewal rights for the next year. Chalets & Sponsor Tables are great ways to entertain clients, celebrate a special occasion or just gather with a group of friends.
All of our festivals are 21 & UP only, no infants, no pets permitted. See all rules, health & safety, and refund policies by visiting our Refunds, Cancellations and Rules page.
All Sponsorships are renewable for the next year. Once we finish the renewal process, we then offer to folks on our wait list. If you are interested in one, please contact us at Gina@SmithfieldVAEvents.com
For 2023 we are holding this festival in November.
November 11, 2023
All tickets get unlimited brew tastings from some of your favorite VA Breweries. If you upgrade to the Bourbon Ticket you also get to enjoy (10) tasting from over (60) high-end, speciality, or hard-to-get bourbons or enjoy some from your favorite VA Distilleries.
All attendees receive either a beer or bourbon tasting glass when entering the event.
It's a bacon lovers dream with all tickets getting 1/2 lb. of bacon & a trip thru the bacon condiment bar.
Live entertainment on (3) stages, wine, retail and other food vendors.
January 13, 2024
There is not another event like this in all of Coastal VA!
Held under 65,000 sq. ft. of heated tent space! It's an all-you-can-eat event with unlimited steamed & raw oysters, BBQ & Brunswick Stew.
Enjoy rocking out to an amazing show band. Event features Bloody Mary's (with a special Bloody Mary Condiment Bar), plus other Absolute Speciality Vodka Drinks, Brews & Wines.
P.S. We no longer have an 8K Race the morning of this event.
April 15, 2023
April 13, 2024
An upscale boutique festival, featuring over 100 tastings from VA Wineries and VA Breweries.
Attendees select either a wine or brew tasting glass but you can enjoy all tastings no matter what type of glass you get!
All enjoy wines from our International Wine Tent with tastings hosted by the amazing folks from Bon Vivant Smithfield.
Bring your chair or blanket and relax along the river! Or on the hill in the shade at the amphitheater stage area.
Enjoy live entertainment on (3) stages. Unique retail & yummy food vendors.