Smith River Festival returns after a year hiatus to Henry County

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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Get your outdoor gear ready, because the Smith River Festival is back this Saturday.

The event returns after a one-year hiatus. Smith River Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Smith River Sports Complex from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

“The Smith River Fest was originally designed as a way to highlight all of the outdoor recreational activities that we created with the trail system and access points for the Smith River Blueway,” said Roger Adams, Director of Parks and Recreation. “It has evolved a lot since then and I think this year is set up to be one of the best we’ve ever had. There is a little something for everybody and this festival is a phenomenal way to showcase our incredible natural amenities.”

The festival will feature the Helgramite Hustle Mud Run and boat race along with some new features: the Joseph Young Magic Show, free river tubing, and demonstrations for first-time kayakers and fly fishers.

For those who want to stay on land, festival-goers can bring their own yoga mat and participate in Yoga by the River with Audra Elliot of Yoga Pop Danville. There will also be hammock villages, a mobile bike barn, a bounce house, a petting zoo, a water gun battle station, a beer garden, and music by DJ What! and the Glen Shelton Band.

It’s free admission and parking for the event. For more information on the festival check out the Smith River Fest website.

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