Located in the Hampton Roads area of Smithfield, Virginia, the Smithfield Vintage Market events celebrate all things old and vintage. Smithfield currently presents two different market events.
The first event is the Spring Vintage Market, which is held once a year in Windsor, Virginia. Visitors attending this market have the opportunity to browse more than 100 vendors to find vintage items, antiques, and repurposed goods. It is a place to explore French Country, mid-century modern, kitsch, retro, and any other throwback style in one central spot. The Spring Vintage Market is held at the Isle of Wight County Fairgrounds for just one weekend each May, and along Main Street in Smithfield, one weekend in September. A small admission fee is charged.
Smithfield also offers monthly “picker” markets, smaller versions of the annual event. These typically have around 15 vendors spread across three blocks in the historic downtown area of Smithfield, Virginia. With over 70 buildings from Colonial, Federal and Victorian periods, the historic downtown area is an idyllic spot to browse for treasures of days gone by. Monthly picker markets contain not only vintage items, but all food trucks, local baked goods, and handcrafted items, making it harder to not leave empty-handed.
Both events feature a diverse collection of vendors and contain no merchandise dated after 1980. The markets have only been around a short time, but have already expanded in size. The Spring Vintage Market was previously only open for a few hours but in 2017, it expanded to two days. The market was recently crowned a winner of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Best of Readers’ Choice Awards for 2018.