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Join us for the 35th annual Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival on Saturday, May 4 in Downtown Smithfield!  With pig races, inflatables, vendors, entertainment, and ham and yam foods, it's a fun day for the entire family!
 
A full schedule of events throughout the day on Saturday, May 4 will attract thousands of people to Downtown Smithfield, where the festival occupies several blocks. Craft and commercial vendors line the streets, food vendors offer a variety of fair foods and menu items featuring country ham and sweet potatoes, and local bands and dance groups perform on three stages.  The festival features a barbecue cook-off, rubber duck race, and the always popular "What's That Yam Thing?" contest. For more information about the Ham & Yam Festival, click here.

 
 
 
 
 
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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