The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporations offers free horse-drawn carriage rides from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on the third Friday of the month.  The tour through Downtown Smithfield takes 15-20 minutes, and is fun for the whole family, with children often taking the reins to help drive the horse.

The DSDC encourages riders to spend the rest of their evening downtown, with dinner at Bistro on Third, The Chicken Barn, Gandolfo's NY Deli, Mucho Mexico, or Serendipity Road, a movie at the Howell Theatre, or drinks at Betty's Bar or The Little Brown Jug!
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
Smithfield is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency. 
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