Martinsville, Virginia

Smith
River

Entertainment

Entertainment

Smith River Fest 2021, presented by Dr. J. Peyton Moore Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, will feature these exciting demos, activity areas and performances! Click each area for a full description and check back often as we post new 2021 additions!  


Yoga by the River 

Presented by: Yoga Pop Danville  

FREE
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Beside Misting Station 

Join Audra Elliott with Yoga Pop Danville for a free yoga class by the Smith River. Start your day off right by getting relaxed and in balance. Class starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. Bring your own yoga mat!



River Tubing 

Presented by: Press Glass  

You can check out a tube and life jacket and enjoy the approximately 30-minute ride on the cool and beautiful Smith River! 

Rules:

  1. Must be at least 50 pounds
  2. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult
  3. One rider per tube
  4. Must wear PFD

FREE

Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm (every 30 minutes) 



Paddling Demo Pool

Presented by: Sovah Health - Martinsville 

Nervous about getting out on the Smith River? Relax! The Paddling Demo Pool will offer inexperienced boaters the opportunity to feel what it is like to get on a kayak, while having the security of a shallow pool beneath them, instead of the intimidation of the depth of a river. This will allow many first-timers to get a feel for the basic of paddling and maneuvering through water. 

FREE

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

 


 

Casting Pool 

Presented by: Light Christian Counseling Services   

Try your hand at casting a fly rod and bait casting at our 40-foot long casting pool. You can meet anglers from Smith River Trout Unlimited, Casting For Recovery and the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries and learn tips from all of them.

The casting pool doesn't have fish but it does have plenty of targets so that you can test your aiming skills. 

FREE

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Near Kids Zone 



Kids Cycle Station 

Presented by: Center for Pediatric Therapies

In this activity area, children ages 12 and under can get some one-on-one instruction
from members of Henry County Parks & Recreation. 

More advanced young riders can challenge themselves to a mini biking course 
complete with obstacles and small ramps.

Youth bikes and helmets will be provided for use by the YMCA's Mobile Bike Barn.

FREE

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Near Water Gun Battle Zone



Hammock Villages

Presented by: Harman Eye Center 

Need a break from all the fun? Relax in a hammock at our Hammock Village overlooking the Smith River Fest stage!

These outdoor hammocks, made of breathable and quick-drying nylon, can easily fold it up into the compression stuff sack for storage or transport.

You'll also find another Hammock Village down by the river for a relaxing break. 

FREE

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Locations: Along the bank of the Smith River


 

Live Music & Entertainment 

Music Presented by: Blue Ridge Bank 
Stage Presented by: Martinsville Speedway 

DJ What! will be sure to start the day off with excitement! He is well versed in all genres and always ready to JAM! He will also be emceeing the festival to keep you in the know about what’s coming up throughout the morning.

After our morning jam session with DJ What!, get ready for an incredible show – a magic show – that is with Joseph Young. Joseph Young is one of the most popular Christian illusionists, family entertainers and magicians in the nation sharing his high-energy, unique, powerful, audience interaction shows all over America.

After the magic show, the Glen Shelton Band will hit the stage to wrap our afternoon entertainment with a variety of country music hits. Glen Shelton has written, recorded, and released songs to National radio that charted on Country and Christian Country charts (including two #2 songs), worked with over 40 well-known National Acts, been endorsed my multiple National Acts, and performed at hundreds of events/venues.

FREE

Times:

9:30 am - 12 pm - DJ What? 

12:15 - 1:00 pm - Joseph Young Magic Show

1:15 - 4:00 pm - Live Music by the Glen Shelton Band 

 



Kids Zone  

Presented by: Boys & Girls Club of the Blue Ridge 

In the Kids Zone at Smith River Fest you can enjoy all the fun of bounce houses
and the inflatable slide for free. 

You can also get up close to the cuddly creatures from Infinity Acres
Petting Ranch!

You'll see animals from around the world including alpacas, rabbits, sugar gliders,
tortoises, snakes and more. Educational animal encounters and pony rides will be
offered at this area free of charge throughout the day. Booth #

FREE

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Left and Right Rear Corners of Festival

 



Mobile Bike Barn 

Presented by the Martinsville-Henry County YMCA

Borrow a Bike & Bring it Back! That's the motto of The Bike Barn presented by the YMCA.

The bike barn is bringing their fleet of bikes to Smith River Fest. Simply show your
photo ID to check out a bike (helmet included) and enjoy a leisurely ride around the Smith River Fest grounds.

Toddler trailers and adult trikes are also available.

FREE

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

 

 



Fly Tying Demos

Tying flies for fishing is an art that uses a diverse array of mediums. Feathers, fur, felt, thread and beads are some of the common supplies that you'll see used but you might be surprised by some of the more creative materials used in making these functional works of art.

Watch as fishermen from Smith River Trout Unlimited practice their craft throughout the day. 

FREE

Times: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Beside Casting Pool 

 


Beer Garden 

Presented by Martinsville Henry County YMCA 

Join us and our friends at this year's Beer Garden! 

Enjoy delicious craft beers from Martinsville-Henry County's own, Mountain Valley Brewing

For those who prefer a domestic light beer, Coors Light will also be available. 

Price: varies by selection

Times: 11 am - 4 pm

 

 



Blue Ridge Duck Race

Presented by: Boys & Girls Club of the Blue Ridge 

The ducks are coming! 

Approximately 8,000 ducks will be placed in the Smith River during Smith River Fest, and you could win big! Leading up to the festival, you have the opportunity to purchase a single duck, a Quack Pack or a Flock online. The "owner" of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place duck will win a cash prize.  

Get all details here! 

Will you have the lucky duck? 

Time: 3:30 pm 


Water Gun Battle Station 

Presented by: Henry County Parks & Recreation 

Kids, and kids-at-heart, get ready for a cool time! Have a ball and cool off at the same time as you battle it out at our water gun battle station located next to the Kids Cycle Station.