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Fun things to do at Smith Mountain Lake in the fall

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b2ap3_thumbnail_fall-feed-the-fish-at-bw-marina.JPGSummer may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean there’s not PLENTY of fun things to do at Smith Mountain Lake!

In fact, some of our absolute FAVORITE Smith Mountain Lake events take place in October, November and December, including several biggies right here at Bridgewater Plaza:

Fall Festival at Bridgewater Plaza

Fall Chili and Craft Festival

Small Business Saturday

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us!

Fall Festival at Bridgewater Plaza

b2ap3 thumbnail fall festival at brigewater plazaDate: Oct. 14

Description: More than 50 craft vendors will be on hand to display their artisan wares at this fun annual event. Stroll the decks and stop in the shops at Bridgewater Plaza. Activities for children, too!

Location: Bridgewater Plaza

Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

More details:

Oktoberfest at Smith Mountain Lake

b2ap3 thumbnail oktoberfest at smith mountain lakeDate: Oct. 14

Description: 5K Trail Race/Walk followed by a German-themed festival in the afternoon. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County YMCA.

Live German-style music, artisan crafters, a children's play area, German games and entertainment for kids and adults, an Oktoberfest-style Strongman contest, German food and a special Oktoberfest beer brewed by Sunken City Brewing Company.

Location: Westlake Towne Center / Booker T. Washington National Monument

Time: The 5K Trail Race/Walk will start at 10:30 a.m. The Oktoberfest is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More details:

Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili and Craft Festival

b2ap3 thumbnail sml fall chili festivalDate: Nov. 4

Description: Chili tasting and competitive cookoff, craft vendors, live music and more – all along the shores of Smith Mountain Lake.

Location: Bridgewater Plaza

Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

More details:


Small Business Saturday at Smith Mountain Lake

b2ap3_thumbnail_logo-ss.pngDate: Nov. 25

Description: A day to celebrate the Shop Small movement and encourage shoppers to support local merchants.

Location: All around Smith Mountain Lake, including Bridgewater Plaza

Time: Varies depending on the merchant, but basically 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

More details: 5 Reasons to Shop Small at SML this Holiday Season

Autumn is a great time to get out on Smith Mountain Lake!

Take advantage of off-season pricing for boats and jet ski rentals by visiting our online booking site. It's fast and easy!





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