August 13, 2016 - 9am to 6pm

  • Fishing Instruction
  • Smith River Fest

    Run, paddle, cast and bike your way to fun at Smith River Fest! Held annually along the Smith River in Henry County, Virginia, this event is truly a celebration of all things associated with the Smith River and our great outdoors. Ride the river, enter the Blue Ridge Duck Race, browse vendors and challenge yourself in the Helgramite Hustle 5K Mud Run.

    The Smith River is 45 miles of scenic beauty flowing through our community from the base of Philpott Dam in Bassett, Virginia down to Eden, North Carolina where it meets the Dan River. Alongside the river and throughout Martinsville & Henry County are nearly 20 miles of shared-use trails that make up the Smith River Trail System. Paddlers will love the variety that the Smith River offers from calm floats to class I/II rapids.

    Admission and parking are free!

  • Paddling Demos and Rentals at Smith River Fest
  • Smith River Boat Race
  • Schedule of Events
  • Entertainment
  • Directions to Smith River Fest
  • Biking at Smith River Fest
  • Helgramite Hustle Mud Run
  • Helgramite Hustle Mud Run
  • Vendors at Smith River Fest