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Join us for our eighth Downtown Smithfield Wine Walk on Friday, April 21, and sip to stop domestic violence!

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Join us in Downtown Smithfield on Saturday, May 6 for the 33rd annual Ham & Yam Festival and a day full of fun for the entire family! 

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Join us April 3-15 for a fun egg hunt around Downtown Smithfield, where you can win Downtown Dollars and prizes from downtown businesses!

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In an ongoing effort to improve the appearance of Downtown Smithfield, its buildings and businesses, the DSDC has developed two new grants to encourage further downtown revitalization.  The lighting grant will pay for the installation of timers to control storefront lights, while the awning grant will reimburse up to $2,000 for the purchase and installation of a new awning.

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The DSDC was proud to recognize Daniel, Vickie, and Anna Evans of Evans Jewelers as Smithfield’s 2016 Main Street Champion at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Ceremony in Shelby on March 16, 2017. 

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Downtown Smithfield is celebrating Love the Locals Week! To thank the locals for supporting our locally owned small businesses throughout the year, many of our downtown businesses are participating in a downtown-wide local customer appreciation event. Between February 7 and February 14, customers at those business will be treated to special discounts, sales, and promotions!

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With an increasing demand for space for the County and Court system, Johnston County Commissioners are in need of room for expansion.  The DSDC is asking that the Johnston County Public Safety Center be built downtown.

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Please join us in Downtown Smithfield to celebrate the holiday season throughout the month of December!

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Smithfield's Independence Celebration on Sunday, July 3 will feature entertainment by The Main Event Band, kids' activities, food vendors, and a fireworks display.

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The 2016 Third on Third Summer Concert Series will feature Nash Vegas on June 17, The Justin Kyle Band on September 16, and The Rhythm Express Band on October 21!

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Join us in Downtown Smithfield on Saturday, May 7 for the 32nd annual Ham & Yam Festival and a day full of fun for the entire family! 

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Smithfield has once again earned accreditation from the National Main Street Center, along with 43 other North Carolina communities, for economic vitality and fidelity in following the best-practice standards for historic preservation and community revitalization.

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Please join us in Downtown Smithfield to celebrate the holiday season throughout the month of December!

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Hear the stories of six of Johnston County's most interesting former residents at the Johnston County Heritage Center's 11th Annual  Historic Ghost Walk!

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Join us for the fifth annual Downtown Smithfield Wine Walk on Friday, November 20!

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Join us for the sixth annual Downtown Smithfield Wine Walk on Friday, November 18 and sip to stop domestic violence!

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The 2016 Third on Third Summer Concert Series kicks off on Friday, May 20 with The Rhythm Express!

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Help celebrate Evans Jewelers' grand opening at their new location, 320 E. Market Street, on Friday September 18!

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Smithfield's Independence Celebration on Sunday, July 5 will feature music from Backyard Groove, kids' activities, food vendors, and a fireworks display!
 

Liverpool...Carolina's Beatles Experience will headline the second intallment of the 2015 Third on Third Summer Concert Series, scheduled for Friday, June 19.

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Smithfield, along with thirty-five other North Carolina communities, was recently accredited by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for 2015.

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Get ready for the 31st Annual Ham & Yam Festival, scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Downtown Smithfield! 

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History comes to life in March 2015, as the Johnston County Heritage Center and the Town of Smithfield celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville.

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Here are twenty-five great ideas to help you and your special someone celebrate Valentine's Day the local way!

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Please join us in Downtown Smithfield to celebrate the holiday season throughout the month of December!

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Join us for the fourth annual Downtown Smithfield Wine Walk on Friday, November 14!

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Hear the stories of six of Johnston County's most interesting former residents at the Johnston County Heritage Center's 10th Annual Ghost Walk!

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The 2014 Ava Gardner Festival,
scheduled for October 3-5, will
celebrate Ava as a fashion icon.

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Ken and Jane Allen have
purchased We Ship It!

Congratulations!

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Free carriage rides through Downtown Smithfield are offered on the third Friday of every month.
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The Jammin' on Johnson concert
scheduled for July 15 has been
postponed until October 21.

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Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation has a new Executive Director.
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Smithfield's Friends of the 4th Celebration scheduled for Wednesday, July 2

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The Jammin' on Johnston Summer Concert Series will have people dancing in the streets of Downtown Smithfield.
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The 30th Annual Ham & Yam Festival will be throwing back to the 1980s and the origins of the festival on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3.
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Have you ever said, "I wish Downtown Smithfield..."?  Now is your chance to share your wish with the hope that it will become a reality.
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Please join us in Downtown Smithfield to celebrate the holiday season throughout the month of December!
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On Friday, November 15th, the DSDC will host its third annual Downtown Smithfield Wine Walk to raise money for Harbor and the programs it supports. 
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The Johnston County Heritage Center's 9th Annual Historical Ghost Walk is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2013.
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We are proud to announce the recent opening of two new business in Downtown Smithfield.

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After a long and successful 13 years, Chris Johnson has announced that he will be resigning as Executive Director of the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation.

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Millard and Patricia (Patti) Stallings were honored as 2012 "Main Street Champions" at the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Ceremony in Salisbury.

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Welcome to Downtown Smithfield...

the economic, cultural, and recreational center for our community.

With its desirable location for mixed-use development and distinguished downtown area, Smithfield has long served as a focal point of local culture and history establishing it as our community’s principal center of activity. We invite you to explore and consider the opportunities awaiting you and your business in Downtown Smithfield.

Please contact Sarah Edwards for more information.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing to make progress on the replacement of the Market Street bridge over the Neuse River in Downtown Smithfield.

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