SML Invitational Golf Tournament

The annual Smith Mountain Lake Golf Invitational is much-anticipated by golfers from the surrounding communities. This annual event is an excellent way to showcase your company, meet new business prospects and entertain top clients - all while enjoying a day of relaxation on one of the area's finest golf courses.

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SML Chili Festival

Stunning fall foliage and cooler temperatures create the perfect atmosphere for this annual, family-friendly lakeside event.

A competitive chili cookoff is at the center of the action with teams going all out with themes, decorations and costumes!

Enjoy chili tastings and then cast your vote for “People’s Choice” and “Showmanship.” Also awarded is an overall “Best Chili” trophy.

Stroll the decks of Bridgewater Plaza while enjoying live music, shopping and perusing the wares of a variety of craft vendors. Come by car or boat!

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SML Pirate Days

A fun-filled weekend for the whole family, Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days continues to grow in popularity each and every year!

Pirate-themed events include a Pirate Ball with live music and a costume contest, Pirate Trivia Night, a Pirate Ship Parade and much more.

Business and restaurants around the lake offer up specials and sales throughout the weekend, so make plans to join us the third weekend in July.

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SML Wine Festival

The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival takes place the last weekend in September each year and regularly draws crowds of more than 11,000 to our beautiful lake.

In addition to nearly 30 Virginia wineries, SML Wine Festival visitors can peruse the booths of dozens of quality artisans, as well as craft and food vendors. Both days feature live music with plenty of room for dancing

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Enduro & Short Track XC Race

The day starts early. with a fast and furious short track cross country race on the Shinerunner trail.  Jumps, berms, balance features, and two really STIFF climbs pack a whole lot of action into a short event. Race distances will be short, at either 2.5 or 5 miles- but the action will be non-stop!   The Short Track race is sanctioned under USAcycling, $10 one day licenses will be available to purchase online.   

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