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Smith River Fest set for August 21

HENRY COUNTY, VA – The 13th annual Smith River Fest will be back on August 21 with festivities lasting from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Smith River Sports Complex.

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

Admission to the event and parking are free.

Festival-goers can bring their own yoga mat for “Yoga by the River” with Audra Elliot of Yoga Pop Danville or purchase a rubber duck and compete in the Blue Ridge Duck Race presented by the Boys & Girls Club of the Blue Ridge.

Henry County Parks and Recreation will provide free shuttle rides throughout the day for those who take part in river tubing, canoeing and kayaking.

The shuttles will run upstream in the morning from the sports complex to Blueway access points on Frith Road or near South Martinsville.

The shuttle will run downstream in the afternoon to access points at Marrowbone Creek or Mitchell Bridge.

Away from the water will be hammock villages, a mobile bike barn, a bounce house, a petting zoo, a water gun battle station, a beer garden and music courtesy of DJ What! and the Glen Shelton Band.

For more information about the Smith River Fest click here.

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