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March Events

Hunterdale VFD BBQ

The annual spring benefit barbecue by the Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Department.  Plates include: BBQ, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies & Dessert. Pounds of BBQ will also be sold along with hushpuppies. Cost: $10 per plate or pound. Extra Cole Slaw:  $5 per pint. First come, first serve. Get in line early!

Date: March 4, 2023

Time: 4pm

Location: Hunterdale Fire Station / 201 Delaware Road


Graz n’ Acres Riding Center Annual Dinner & Auction

The annual benefit is back in person this year. This is the center’s largest fundraiser to support their students with disabilities. You’re invited to enjoy an evening of fun and fundraising including a buffet dinner, live & silent auctions, and cash bar. Tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased by March 1, 2023. For tickets and more information, email [email protected] com or call 757.653.9615

Date: March 11, 2023

Time: 5pm – until

Location: Camp College Regional Workforce Center in Franklin.


Hertford County Library UNO Tournament

Put your UNO skills to the test at the 6th annual UNO tournament. Open to all ages 18+. The winner and runner-up receive trophy.

Date: March 11, 2023

Time: 11am – until

Location: Hertford County Library


Color Run

Fun event for the whole family to support Holland Razorbacks Football & Cheer program. Finisher medals for all participants. $25 ages 10 and up and $15 for ages 9 and under. Finisher medals for all participants. Vendors wanted! $25 per 10×10 space. For more info: [email protected]

Date: March 11, 2023

Time: 9am

Location: Holland Athletic Fields


Ivor VFD Sportsman Bash & Raffle

This annual event raises funds to support the Ivor Volunteer Fire Department. Enjoy door prizes, raffle, food and refreshments, kids events and more. Visit www.ivorfire.net for complete list of prizes.

Date: March 11, 2023

Time: Noon- 4pm

Location: Ivor Fire House


Seafood Dinner & Raffle

Sedley Events presents this fundraiser including live music. Plates will include fried Sea Bass, steamed shrimp, broiled scallops, hushpuppies, coleslaw, fries  and ice tea.  Raffle will include at least $500 in prizes. Tickets are $30 each. Eat in or take out. Contact Brandon Cook for tickets.

Date: March 11, 2023

Time: 6pm

Location: Sedley Fire House


Suffolk YAA Spring Funday

Vendors needed for the Suffolk Youth Athletic Association Lead Off Funday event. Come support the boys and girls of SYAA while you promote your business.  Online registration available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFDSdsbwBkNngAyLrgkoY-AGi2_H630qMo7ydkmoUnO46K2Q/viewform

Date: March 18, 2023

Time: Noon – 6pm

Location: 501 Kings Fork Road. Suffolk, VA 23434


Conway Ruritan Club Sausage Fundraiser

The Conway Ruritans will be making homemade sausage and selling in 2lb. pound bags for $10. Orders will be available for pickup Saturday March 18th at the Conway Ruritan Club.

Date: March 18, 2023

Time: 9am -Noon

Location: Conway Ruritan Club

Franklin-Southampton Chamber Annual Meeting

Make your reservations for the Chamber’s 69th Annual Meeting honoring the 2022 Business of the Year – Southampton Veterinary Clinic. Reservations are required. $60 person. You can register by calling 757-562-4900 or emailing [email protected]

Date: March 23, 2023

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Location: The Hubs Vine


Great Suffolk Cleanup

Groups, businesses, and individuals are encourages to participate in this two day to help clean-up Suffolk. Choose your spot – road, street or neighborhood! All supplies are provided including litter grabbers, safety vests, gloves and bags. You can register by calling 757-514-7604,  in person at Public Works office at City Hall (442 W. Washington Street) or online at https://www.suffolkva.us/1704/Great-Suffolk-Cleanup

Date: March 24-25, 2023


Holland Athletic Assc. Opening Day Event

This will be a fun night under the lights to celebrate the start of the spring ball season. Enjoy opening day ceremony, fun games along with food and refreshments. 

Date: March 24, 2023

Time: 6:30pm – 8pm

Location: Holland Athletic Field


Recycling Drive & Tire Amnesty Day

The Suffolk Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring this FREE tire amnesty and recycling event. Dispose of tires, electronics, clothing, appliances, batteries, common recyclables, scrap metal, plastic bags, hazardous materials (paint, gas, etc.), and more. Mosquito Control will have dunks available for Suffolk residents.

Date: March 25, 2023

Time: 9am – 1pm

Location: 800 Carolina Road/Suffolk, VA


American Legion Veterans Program

American Legion Post 49 in Smithfield will host a dinner and program recognizing/honoring Vietnam era veterans and family members, Gold Star Family from the Smithfield, Suffolk, Surry, Windsor, Franklin and Isle of Wight County.

Date: March 26, 2023

Time: 2pm

Location: Post 49 at 818 S. Church Street / Smithfield

School Furniture Giveaway

Franklin City Schools is clearing out the storage unit at JPK Elementary. Chairs, Tables, Desks, File Cabinets on a first come, first serve basis!

Date: March 31, 2023

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: 525 Charles Street, Franklin (between Charles St. Gym & Maintenance Shop)

Miss Sussex County Pageant

The Town of Waverly presents the Miss Sussex County Pageant. The pageant is open to girls between the ages of 4 and 18. Call the Town Hall for more info at 804-834-2330. Registration deadline is May 1, 2023! Contestants can register online by visiting https://sussexvachamber.com/event-5158144.

Date: July 15, 2023 (registration deadline 5/1/2023)

Time: TBA

Location: Sussex Central High School

April Events

Newsoms VFD Easter Egg Hunt

The Newsoms Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring this fun event for children birth to 13 years of age.

Date: April 2, 2023

Time: 3pm

Location: Newsoms Fire Station.

Suffolk Fire & Safety Camp

This week long camp allows children to experience what it is like to be a firefighter with Suffolk Fire & Rescue. Three sessions being offered this summer during months of June, July and August. For ages 6-9. The camp is free. Space is limited. Registration deadline is April 1, 2023.

Date: June 26-30, July 24-28 and August 14-18

Time: Day Camp

Location: Station 6 / 300 Kings Fork Road, Suffolk, VA.

Colosse Baptist Easter Festival

The Youth Group, Bible Builders and Missions Committee of Colosse Baptist Church are teaming up to bring you a great event. They will have outdoor activities, games, snacks and more. Also get our picture taken with the Easter Bunny! All ages are welcome.

Date: April 2, 2023

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Location: Colosse Baptist Church / 6361 Rhodes Drive, Windsor, VA

Child Abuse Prevention Golf Tournament

This the 11th annual tournament sponsored by the Joyner-Gray-Yale Ruritan Club and Southampton Social Services. Entry Fees: $75 per player, $300 per 4-person team or $50 per player (student rate). Sponsorship opportunities available.  Complimentary BBQ plates will be served after the tournament.

Contact: Michelle Stivers at 757-556-2623 (cell) or 757-653-3122 (work)

Date: April 8, 2023

Time: Registration at 10am. Shotgun start at Noon

Location: Cypress Cove Country Club

Easter Egg Hunt

Sedley Baptist Church will host this event for kids 12 and under. Enjoy a photo booth, crafts and make sure you bring your own basket.

Date: April 8, 2023

Time: 10am

Location: Sedley Baptist Church. 17494 Johnson’s Mill Road

Catfish Dinner

The Purdie Masonic Lodge will be selling plates for $12. Plates include fried catfish, mac & cheese, slaw and hushpuppies catered by Captain Bob’s. Carry out only. Tickets available from any Mason or by calling 757-416-8942.

Date: April 8, 2023

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Location: Masonic Lodge / 19 Bank Street in Windsor, VA.

Walters Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by the Walters Ladies Community Club. Bring your own basket and search for the special prize!

Date: April 8, 2023

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Location: Walters Community House

Spring Break Camp

Jump into Spring with the Isle of Wight County Spring Break Camp. The camp will be held April 10-14 from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m each day for kids in Grades K-6. Two  locations: Windsor Town Center and Nike Park.  Campers will enjoy activities, movies, trips and more! Registration begins on February 20, 2023.  https://carroltonva.myrec.com/info/activities/default.aspx?type=activities

For more information, please contact Regine Edwards at 757-357-2291 or [email protected]

Date: April 10-14, 2023

Time: 7am – 6pm

Location: Windsor Town Center & Nike Park in Carrollton

Fish Fry

The Disputanta Ruritan Club will host this Fish Fry and yard sale fundraiser. Plates will be sold for $15/eat in or take out. Yard Sale will be held from 8am – 2pm.

Date: April 15, 2023

Time: 11am – 5pm (fish fry)

Location: 8961 County Drive. Disputanta, VA.

Southampton Renaissance Faire

Come join us for live steel sword fights; visit with the period reenactors; learn how your ancestors made bows and arrows; blacksmith arts and fur trapping; hands on fun (and learning) for all ages; participate in a Viking pillage of the kingdoms, search for the booty on the pirates quest; eat a Turkey leg while you shop local artists unique hand made creations; let the little ones come dressed as a prince, a knight, a princess, a pirate, or a dragon, dress the whole family as Lords and Ladies

Date: April 15-16, 2023

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: Southampton County Fairgrounds / 25347 New Market Road, Courtland, VA 

Franklin Spring Fest

Enjoy vendors, arts and crafts, festival food, free books, children’s zone, DJ, pet adoptions and more!

Date: April 22, 2023

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Downtown Franklin

Jeep Show & Shine

This will be a fun event for people to show off their Jeeps and socialize with other “Jeepers”, while supporting the pets. There will be voting, raffles, Hot Box Food Truck, and more. To register, please scan the QR code found on the flyer. For more send an email to: [email protected] Proceeds benefit Ruff Road Pet Rescue, a non-profit organization to help find pets a forever, loving home.

Date: April 22, 2023

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: Starr Motors / 2584 Pruden Blvd. in Suffolk.

Down Home Day

Celebrate the rich history and heritage of Southampton County at this fun spring event. Enjoy a petting zoo, antique cars & tractors, Bluegrass music, sawmill demonstration, and much more!

Date: April 22, 2023

Time: 11am – 4pm

Location: Southampton Ag & Forestry Museum / Heritage Lane, Courtland, VA

Capron Fire & Rescue Fundraiser

Support the Capron Fire & Rescue department by purchasing a ticket for their Chicken & BBQ plate fundraiser.  This is a drive-thru dinner. Tickets are $12 available from any Capron Fire & Rescue member.

Date: April 28, 2023

Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Capron Firehouse/22637 Main Street, Capron.

Town of Waverly 5K

The 5th Annual 5K theme is Run for Healthy and Safe Communities. The proceeds from the race will be donated to the James House. The James House is an accredited nonprofit organization helping people affected by violence.

Date: April 29, 2023

Time: 8am

Location: Bank Street / Waverly

Community Yard Sale

Crafts – Food – Drinks. Reserve your space at this community yard sale event for $10. Bring your own table. Proceeds will be used for future projects in the Walters community.

Date: April 29, 2023

Time: 8am – 2pm

Location: Walters Community House

Spring Craft Show

Come enjoy shopping with handmade craft vendors at this spring craft show in Walters. Interested in participating as a vendor? Contact Carol Stillman at 757-642-7558.

Date: April 29, 2023

Time: 8am – 2pm

Location: Walters Community House

Spring Fest

The Isle of Wight County Fair presents Spring Fest. A 3-day weekend event featuring a Carnival, Rodeo and Demolition Derby. Purchase tickets online at https://www.thefairiscoming.com/

Date: April 28-29-30, 2023

Time: Varies

Location: Joel C. Bradshaw Fairgrounds

Sunbury VFD Fundraiser

Help support the Sunbury Volunteer Fire Department by purchasing a barbecue chicken plate. Donation is $12 per plate. Tickets available at Tom Perry’s Service Station, G.P. Kittrell and Sons or from any SVFD member

Date: April 29, 2023

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Location: Sunbury Fire Station

May Events

Franklin Cruise-In Kickoff

Do you dig hot rods, custom cars and antique vehicles? Then the Franklin Cruise-In is for you! Come join us throughout late spring and the whole summer in a family-friendly environment that is FREE to all spectators and registrants. Open to antique cars and trucks, street rods, custom bikes, or “anything cool” as some of us like to say.

Date: May 3, 2023

Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Main Street / Downtown Franklin

Flower & Art Show

The Wakefield Foundation presents this annual event showcasing incredible works of original art and flower arrangements.

Dates: May 6 – 19, 2023

Times: 7pm – 9pm (Opening Reception) / Noon- 4pm Sunday Reception

Location: Wakefield Foundation/100 Wilson Ave. Wakefield

Wakefield Farmers Market

The Wakefield Farmers Market will be open for the new season on the first Saturday each month through October.

Dates: May 6, 2023 (and first Saturday monthly)

Times: 8am – Noon

Location: Wakefield Foundation/100 Wilson Ave. Wakefield

Windsor High Spring Fling

Come enjoy a fun community event to support teacher and student activities. Enjoy crafters, consultants, food trucks, and personal yard sale booths. Registration fee is $30 for a 10×10 yard sale space. Registration deadline is April 15th. For more info, contact Angel Randall or Chuck Parrish at 757-242-6172.

Dates: May 6, 2023

Times: 10am – 2pm

Location: Windsor High School

Relay for Life Yard Sale

The Century 21 Relay for Life Team will host a yard sale to benefit Franklin-Southampton Relay for Life. Reserve your space for $20. For more info, call 757-562-2295.

Dates: May 6, 2023

Times: 8am – Noon

Location: Century 21 Realty. 1393 Armory Drive, Franklin.

Holland Ruritan Car Show

The 5th Annual Custom Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. Enjoy concessions, doors prizes, and a DJ. Registration is from 8am – 10am and awards are presented at 1:30pm. Entry fee is $20 by 5/1/23 or $25 on-site. No admission for spectators!

Times: 8am – 2pm

Date: May 13, 2023

Location: Holland Ballfield / 6721 Ruritan Blvd. Suffolk, VA

Franklin Amnesty Trash Dates

In an effort to help Franklin residents and business owners rid their property of unwanted and unsightly trash and debris, the City Public Works department will be providing amnesty trash collection on your regular pickup date for this week only. For more information on specific items meeting the amnesty requirements, please contact Public Works Department at 757-562-8564.

Dates: May 15 – 19, 2023

Holland Ruritan Founder Days

The annual Founders Day celebration will feature a full day of activities for the family, including a parade, crafts, vendors, fun for the kids and more.

Date: May 20, 2023

Time: 10am – 8pm

Location: Holland Ball Park

June Events

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park RETURNS! It’s the 2nd Annual Bark in the Park at Nike Park on Saturday June 3rd. Proceeds from this event benefit Isle of Wight County Animal Services. More info to come.

Vendor applications available here: https://tinyurl.com/BarkVendorApp

Date: June 3, 2023

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Location: Nike Park

Waverly Ruritan Car Show

Don’t miss the 1st annual Car, Truck and Bike Show presented by the Waverly Ruritan Club. The event will be held rain or shine. Food concession will be available. Registration cost: $20 by June 10th or $25 day of the show. For more info and to download the entry form visit http://www.waverlyruritanclub.org/uploads/1/3/5/3/135349831/ruritan_car_show_registration_form.pdf

Date: June 17, 2023

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Wayne Harrell Memorial Ballfied. Bank Street / Waverly, VA