Spring brings wonderful things, including events and festivals at Historic Smithville. With our cobblestone walkways and footbridges to guide you this quaint village is a wonderful back drop for any event.
All of the events listed here are free.
Art Walk, April 17th (rain 18th)
You won’t be seeing your typical lighthouses and beach scenes…. This is an opportunity for artists of all types to showcase. It’s will be all genres, from lowbrow to traditional. There will be prints, canvas, all mediums and all genres will be represented. The artist will be setting up with tents and displays in the Village Greene parking lot. This is the side of the village with the train and carousel. The Art Walk is sponsored by Underground, and if you wish to participate you can contact them at …609-652-5200
Renaissance Faire, April 24th and 25th
Join the players of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire and travel back to the days of merry olde England as the historic village of Smithville is transformed into the Shire of Smithville in the heart of the English Renaissance.
The good Duke of Northumberland has decreed merriment for all. Fun for the whole family including comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knight, jesters and so much more. Also stroll amongst the wares of the local vendors and traveling merchants sporting historical gifts and finely crafted items. Visit the website of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire at www.njrenfaire.com.
British Car Show, May 1st (rain 2nd)
Enjoy a day strolling the village and our British car show. Local owners of British cars drive on down to Historic Smithville and park their cars in the Village Greene parking lot. They welcome you to stop by and ask questions or just stroll by and enjoy the time and care they have taken with their cars.
Mayfest, May 15th – 16th
Smithville’s annual Mayfest is heavily attended, and there is a good reason for that…It’s a whole lot of fun! With over 100 juried crafters, and international food court, live music, kids activities how can you go wrong. The hours of this event are 10am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday.
Featuring a Magical Musical that Transports Audiences to a Mythical, Gamified World Where They Wield the Power
There’s a whole new way of presenting live theater productions soon to embark for Historic Smithville, “Harken – A Game of Phones”, an original fantasy adventure by Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company, that unfolds within a medieval “Game-of-Thrones-like” world, will be the featured outdoor attraction at Riddlesbrood’s first 2 day outdoor Fantasy AdventureFest on Saturday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 23rd. Matinee performances will be at 1 PM and 4:30 PM with an evening show at 8:30 PM on Saturday (shoppes are closed for the 8:30 show). On Sunday, there will be a matinee performance at 1PM. A variety of vendors with fantasy and adventure themed art, artistry and collectibles will add to the festivities. Admission and parking are free both days. More Information
Historic Smithville can keep your calendar full with fun for the whole family. All of these events are nestled right in the Village among the 60 shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel, train, arcades and more! Take a look at our walking map to see how much the village has to offer.
Don’t want the fun to end? Stay the night at the Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast!