Smithfield is proud to present eight life-size statues of market hogs, painted by local artists to reflect an aspect of the towns rich history, culture recreation. Created through a public/private partnership between Smithfield Isle of Wight Tourism, Smithfield 2020 and the Isle of Wight Arts League, the Porcine Parade celebrates the best-known symbol of the Ham Capital of the World to memorialize the agricultural roots and cultural history of the Town of Smithfield. Donated by generous sponsors and selected by a jury of the Isle of Wight Arts League, these unique statues became permanent residents in June 2012. We invite you to stroll through our lovely town to savor each work of art. Pick up a map and brochure at the Visitor Center located at 319 Main Street.
A special THANK YOU to Christine Woods, professor for Saint Leo University Online who created a Google Maps tour of our Downtown Smithfield Porcine Parade including each staatue's location, as well as links to local businesses, attractions, events, parking and restrooms.
Great job Professor Woods!!