Family Fun Day on Smith Creek 2017

above: Family Fun Day at Susie Q Farm in 2015

Family Fun Day 2017

The Smith Creek Watershed Partnership and Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River invite you and your family and friends to attend the 2017 Family Fun Day on Smith Creek. Join us Saturday May 20th from 11am to 3pm for a great day exploring Smith Creek.

Registration now open. Register here!

Special thanks to Susie Q Farm for opening up their private farm to host this year’s event.

We greatly appreciate this year’s Fun Day sponsors!





Susie Q Farm – 388 Graceland Drive – Broadway, Virginia 22815

(Near the Mauzy exit on I-81 just south of New Market)

Follow the Signs!

Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Event is Free!

Free BBQ Lunch Provided

Rain or Shine

Bring a Lawn Chair

Free BBQ Lunch served: Noon to 1:00 pm

Fun activities will include:

  • Learn to Fish – Poles Provided
  • Learn Archery – Equipment Provided
  • See Wildlife, such as Fish, Snakes and Reptiles
  • See and Learn about Trout Stream Improvements and Conservation Farm Projects
  • Snorkel and Explore Smith Stream
  • Hunt for River Bugs
  • Games, Scavenger Hunts & Nature Crafts
  • Make and Race Boats on Smith Creek 
  • Meet Many Conservation Professionals

Conservation Presentation
A Soil Conservationist from the Natural Resource Conservation Service will teach about trout stream improvements, conservation farm projects, and the proper way to plant a tree.

Wildlife Presentation
A Wildlife Biologist from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will be teaching about wildlife, such as snakes and reptiles.

Fish Exploration
A Fisheries Biologist from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will be collecting and teaching about the species of fish that live in Smith Creek.

This program is supported by the 2017 Virginia Wildlife eStore ( Grant Program through a partnership between the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia.

Family Fun Day is run in cooperation with the many partners of the Smith Creek Watershed Partnership. These agencies, nonprofits, farmers, localities, and local residents are focused on improving the health of Smith Creek and its tributaries, which feed into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

The Smith Creek Watershed, which straddles Rockingham and Shenandoah counties, is one of three U.S. Department of Agriculture “Showcase Watersheds” in the Chesapeake Bay designed to show what can be accomplished by bringing people and groups together to address natural resource concerns in a focused area watershed.

If you are interested in fishing Smith Creek at Susie Q Farm, please visit Mossy Creek Outfitters.