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Smithfield is located in Isle of Wight County in the Eastern Region of the state. Known internationally for its hams, Smithfield is one of Virginia's best preserved Colonial seaports. The restored 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse contains the Isle of Wight Tourism Bureau, which offers guided tours of the historic district. It is listed as a Virginia historic landmark and on the National Historic Register; there is a charge for the tours. Smithfield is located just northwest of Portsmouth on Hwy 10; Fort Boykin Historic Park and Chippokes Plantation State Park are nearby.

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Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
66th Annual Hard Crab Derby Crisfield MD August30-September1 Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, Fresh Seafood
Richmond's Original Italian Street Festival Richmond VA September28-29 Richmond's 17th Street Market will be magically transformed into an authentic Italian village for this year’s 8th Annual Italian Festival.
St. Mary's County Oyster Fest Leonardtown MD October19-20 Oysters served up raw, scalded, grilled on the barbie, on bread, on the half shell, stewed, nude, cooked in savory sauces, in salads, even in desserts, just about every way imaginable and then some.