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August 11, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Smith River Sports Complex River Access Road
1000 Irisburg Rd.
Axton, VA
Event Contact:
Houston Stutz
Phone: (276) 638-5200

Run, paddle and bike your way to fun at Smith River Fest! Held annually in Martinsville - Henry County, Virginia, this event is truly a celebration of all things associated with the Smith River.

Paddle the river, participate in the 4.8 mile long river race and 5K Mud Run, browse vendor booths, enjoy children's activities, watch live demonstrations and much more. There really is something for everyone at Smith River Fest!

This year, The Summerdaze Party Band will be performing from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The Summerdaze Band performs a variety of genres from Beach Music, to Disco, from Pop, to Rock, and everything in between! Summerdaze has become one of the Carolina’s top party bands and they are sure to deliver a good time. So if you want to dance, make your way down to the festival at the Smith River Sports Complex.

The festival is located at the Smith River Sports Complex, 1000 Irisburg Road in Axton, just off the Hwy 58 Bypass.

  • Live Demonstrations of Fly-tying and Casting
  • On-site Rentals
  • Free Shuttles
  • Guided Paddle Trips 
  • Kids Village with inflatables 
  • Petting Zoo
  • Live Music 
  • Beer Garden
  • Vendors

See the full event schedule at

New for 2018: Puppy Yoga! 


Pet Friendly

Saturday, August 11, 2018 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Admission Fee: Free Admission

Vendor Registration: (276) 634-4640
Festival Information : (888) 722-3498