Join us on Saturday, August 17 for the 2nd Annual Smithfield River Rat Regatta on the Neuse!  At 4:00 p.m., the race is on, and 2-person teams in cardboard boats will race from the boat ramp to Town Commons.  Awards will be given for Fastest (1st-3rd place) in the Youth (under 13) and Adult divisions, Overall Best Decorated, and Overall Titanic Award (Most Memorable Sinking).  The Justin Kyle Band will perform from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Little Brown Jug, and food trucks will be on site beginning at 4:00 p.m.  For more information, including the rules and entry form, please click here.  The number of entries is limited, so register now!


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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